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    Posted: September 24 2015 at 6:47am
Stampede kills more than 700 at Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca


(CNN)—A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 700 people and injured 800 others in Saudi Arabia.

The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual known as "stoning the devil" in the tent city of Mina, about 2 miles from Mecca, Islam's holiest city.

For full story see:http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/24/middleeast/stampede-hajj-pilgrimage/
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I blame the Saudi royal family.  Most of the horrible bits of Islam began their twistedness at their hands (Osama Bin Laden was one of them).  The land is renown for its lack of human rights and its appalling treatment of women.  The management of the Hajj is one of corruption and money-grabbing.  

I loathe what Islam has become.  But, those were human beings! They had families, friends, people who loved them.  That they died there was bad enough.  Now the KSA authorities blame the victims for their own mistakes/lack of care/planning failures.  I tried: tragic, disgusting, appalling, horiffic and a few expletives, nothing was strong enough to express my feelings.  GRRRR!
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Technophobe- I agree with you but most of the pilgrims don't! "The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever can manage to die in Madinah, let him die there, for I will intercede for whoever dies there.” Most of them pray to die there!
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Those folk aren't too bright, lol.    
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Who thought having hundreds of thousands of people in a very confined space all throwing rocks was a good idea?  Its not like this is the first time this happened.   Even though I really dislike many things in my society, things like this makes me grateful to be from the west.
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Originally posted by arirish arirish wrote:

Technophobe- I agree with you but most of the pilgrims don't! "The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever can manage to die in Madinah, let him die there, for I will intercede for whoever dies there.” Most of them pray to die there!


"In your wanders through life you come accross a pile of rocks. You can build a house with them or you can..." Throw them at the Devil and start a stampede. Brilliant idea. We don't need to fight them in a war. All we need to do is all of us send them a box of rocks.
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During the Hajj, it is best to listen to the profits....

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You must listen to the profit, but you are not allowed to say anything against the profit.
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Originally posted by CRS, DrPH CRS, DrPH wrote:

During the Hajj, it is best to listen to the profits....



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