4:53am

Fri July 22, 2011
Middle East

Why Are 'Arab Spring' Protests Held On Friday?

In northern Africa and the Middle East, Friday is often a big day for anti-government protests. In Egypt's revolution, many of the biggest protests came after people finished Friday prayers, poured out of the mosques and marched through the streets. Religion writer Reza Aslan talks to Steve Inskeep about the timing of those demonstrations.

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