The Islamic Day of Prayer in Washington D.C.

24 09 2009

Friday, Sept 25 is the Islamic Day of Prayer. Organizers are expecting a reported 50,000 worshippers in Washington D.C. by the Capitol. Here is their website.

The big hitch to this giddyup is that the White House is calling this day the Islamic Day of Prayer. Only when the National Day of Prayer – the 1st Thursday in May – came, the White House did not organize anything because they didn’t want to offend any religion. The National Day of Prayer  has been around since President Truman in 1952. In 1988 President Regan identified the 1st Thursday in May as the day. So the National Day of Prayer has been around awhile.

Interesting…and repeatable.