Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Crazy Things Religion Makes People Do!

AP - January 12, 2006

MINA, Saudi Arabia - Thousands of Muslim pilgrims rushing to complete a symbolic stoning ritual during the hajj tripped over luggage Thursday, causing a crush in which at least 345 people were killed, the Interior Ministry said. 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.

LINK: Death Toll Rises to 345 in Hajj Stampede

1 comment:

freethoughtmom said...

I'm glad people weren't being stoning, but still, how awful!