Nov 30, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
UPDATE: The Blaze has also come to the same conclusion about the location but is still listing the mosque as “alleged”. I would disagree as the physical evidence closes the case. I recommended you also read the entire Blaze story as they have contacted authorities and the mosque and have interesting information about that at the bottom of the post.
First Post: Alright, the Blaze lists the mosque as “alleged”, but with just a little help from Google I was able to verify the mosque using the address numbers “721″ shown atop the door of the building at the start of the video. I googled “St. Louis Mosque address 721″ and immediteley got a hit for a mosque at 721 Strecker Rd., Wildwood Missouri. I then zoomed in to a google street level to see if a view of the mosque and surrounding landmarks such as trees and telephones posts matched those in the video, and they did. You can particularly tell by the arch at the front of the mosque, the parking lot and its signs, the trees across the road, the locations of the telephone poles in front of those tress, and finally, ultimately, by the red dome atop it. The mosque is no longer “alleged” to be a Missouri mosque, but is verified. Its name is Dar al-Zahra Mosque and here is its website.
Excerpted from The Blaze: On November 24, Shia Muslims around the world observed the “Day of Ashura,” an annual commemorative event during which adherents remember the life and legacy of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. TheBlaze brought you gruesome footage last Saturday of the mass self-flagellation that some Afghans engaged in to publicly lament Hussein’s 7th century death. Additional clips filled with blood and gore have emerged of similar events that purportedly unfolded in the U.S. as well.
The blog Creeping Sharia posted video of one such ritual that was uploaded to YouTube. While, on the surface, there is little information known about the video concerning when and where it was taken, its contents are certainly shocking. The clip, originally uploaded by a YouTube user named “Maveea,” contains no context or additional information aside from a title that reads, “Ashura in St Louis MO.”