Monday, September 28, 2015



Unruly behavior by Africans?  IMPOSSIBLE!

The head of the committee which oversees the hajj pilgrimage has sparked outrage by blaming pilgrims of 'African nationalities' for the stampede which killed more than 700 people.

In what was the worst disaster in a quarter-century to strike the annual event, 769 people died two days ago when the stampede broke out in Mina, about three miles from Mecca, during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual.

The comment provoked a storm of condemnation, with critics describing it as 'more obscene than racism' while others said authorities should focus on determining what went wrong, rather than blaming ethnic groups.

But pilgrims blamed the stampede on police road closures and poor management of the flow of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in searing temperatures.

Abdullah al-Sheikh, chairman of the Shura Council, an appointed body which advises the government, stressed that pilgrims must stick to 'the rules and regulations taken by the security personnel... In doing so they protect their lives, their security and facilitate their performing of the rituals.'

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Presumably he had some basis for his comment, but facts are of no importance to the politically correct crowd.

Anonymous said...

One would think that with all the funds at the disposal of the Saudi authorities, and the global importance of such a religious event that is under the international spolight, that it would pay to spend whatever it costs to ensure a crowd-safe environment.

Anonymous said...

Compare and contrast the Hajj with the visit of the Pope to the USA. I don't recall anyone being trampled at any of the events with the Pope.

D said...

Why is this reported as if there aren't people trampled to death EVERY YEAR at the hajj?

Bird of Paradise said...

That is until one of these bastions of Politcal Correctnewss gets mugged or their teeth knocked out

Alpha Skua said...

Political Correctness is getting people killed or worst whats with these PC idiots anyway?

Anonymous said...

Muslims win the Darwin Prize yet again (Natural Selection acting on stupid behavior)!