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Two million Muslims are headed to Muzdalifa, Saudi Arabia, to cast stones at the devil in the most dangerous part of the annual hajj pilgrimage, Reuters reported.
Once the Muslim pilgrims get there, they will collect pebbles to throw at walls of the Jamarat Bridge to symbolize the rejection of the devil's temptations.
Aisha Mennan, 63, came from Morocco with her family to take part in the hajj pilgrimage.
"Now I can die in peace," she told Reuters. "My two sons and three daughters have been saving for years to send me here and when the money was ready I had to wait another three years before I got picked by a ballot. I'm very lucky to be here."
According to Reuters, the bridge has been the scene of a number of deadly stampedes, including the incident in 2006 when 362 were crushed to death.
The hajj marks sites that Islamic tradition says Prophet Ibrahim visited in Mecca and that Prophet Mohammad established as a pilgrim route 14 centuries ago after removing pagan idols from Mecca.
Authorities have reported none of the problems that have plagued the hajj in previous years such as fires, hotel collapses and police clashes, according to Reuters.
Originally posted by Truth hunter
It's Mount ARARAT! Yasser ARAFAT was the Palestinian President who died a few years ago... It is not typo, it's total ignorance...
During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat. The following day, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha and distribute food to the less fortunate to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son out of obedience to God.
Originally posted by 517.101
Yeah, How did they get in up there. I mean that stone ontop? It looks like it weighs alot, and it certainly doesn't look like the other rocks around there. How did that happen? Gobble, Gobble.
The killings and wounding of some 42 military people at Fort Hood, Texas, was more than just a “horrific outburst of violence” as stated by Obama, but surely cold blooded, pre-meditated murder.
And Army officials ignored plain danger signs of Hasan’s (the alleged murderer) beliefs and characteristics, as well as the several complaints repeatedly to their superiors from classmates of Hasan at a military college of his anti-American views. Hasan gave a presentation at the university that justified suicide bombing and told his classmates that Islamic law trumped the U.S. Constitution.
One classmate correctly described the problem to Pentagon officials - that fear in the military of being seen as politically incorrect prevented an “intellectually honest discussion of Islamic ideology.” Senator Lieberman rightfully has called for a review of Hasan’s Islamic links. Hasan apparently attended the same Virginia Mosque as two Sept 11 hijackers in 2001.
The post’s chaplain said the mourner’s position is to try to explain the unexplainable. But is it really unexplainable? Muslim extremists seek total world domination.
As reported by Christian Action Network, Iranian President Ahmadinejad has stated, “We don’t shy away from declaring that Islam is ready to rule the world.”
An excerpt of Osama bin Laden’s fatwa (religious ruling) states, “The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies - civilians and military - is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it…”
As Senator Lieberman stated “The U.S. Army has to have zero tolerance.”
Tell your congressmen.
N. D. Blevins, Sand Springs
The dizzying rush with which our beloved America is being overwhelmed by the secular humanists is indeed daunting to those of us who would resist. The temptation is intense to throw up one’s hands and wave the white flag of surrender.
The shadow government of secular humanists in the forms of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderbergers has seized control of the American government at all levels. This cartel of humanist corruption fronted by their dedicated pitchman fraudulently residing in the White House is rushing head-long, hellbent for the utter destruction of the American Republic, the last bastion of freedom on the planet. Their passion for a one-world government cannot accommodate a free, independent people like we Americans.
Originally posted by 517.101
dO YOU PLAY iLLUMINATI - tHE GAME OF cONSPIRACY? iF SO, HOW OFTEN?
Originally posted by Pilgrum
It's a stone monument that was erected on a significant holy site.