Monday, November 19, 2012

Shia Muslim Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein on Park Avenue

Hundreds of New York's Shia (or Shiite) Muslims commemorated the martyrdom of Imam Hussein yesterday. Imam Hussein, the revered grandson of the prophet Mohammad, was killed fighting the enemies of Islam in the year 680. The annual mourning procession took place on Park Avenue and terminated at Pakistan Embassy.

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