Thursday, January 12, 2006

Dozens Reported Killed in Hajj Stampede

MECCA, Saudi Arabia - Muslim pilgrims rushing to complete a symbolic stoning ritual on the last day of the hajj tripped over luggage Thursday, and an unknown number of people were killed in the ensuing stampede, the Interior Ministry said. State-run television said dozens died or were injured. The stampede occurred as tens of thousands of pilgrims headed toward al-Jamarat, a series of three pillars representing the devil that the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin.

Must have been the will of Allah.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I guess there must be some truth to that old saying that those on mass Hajjes shouldn't throw stones.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't the three pillars represent
1) America
2) the Jews
3) bacon sandwiches



4:11 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

Mmm... bacon sandwiches arghgharghar...

5:46 PM  

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