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2019-08-09 Olde Tyme Religion
More than two million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-09 07:30|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [254 views ]  Top

#1 ...Without at all being snarky, I would have thought that the number would have been considerably higher.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-08-09 07:34||   2019-08-09 07:34|| Front Page Top

#2 My guess would be, not everyone can afford it anymore. Organized religion's an expensive opiate.

But they can do it on this now - Pakistain's Hajj Simulator

Think Counterstrikeā„¢ with just the terrorists.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-08-09 08:09||   2019-08-09 08:09|| Front Page Top

#3 Given past death tolls from stampedes and disease outbreaks, the term "lemmings" comes to mind.
Posted by Omomoting Sforza2689 2019-08-09 08:43||   2019-08-09 08:43|| Front Page Top

#4 My favorite story from the hajj is how airlines use planes they are about to scrap, mothball or (try to) sell as many of the passengers feel it is completely appropriate to relieve themselves without leaving their seats.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-09 09:12||   2019-08-09 09:12|| Front Page Top

#5 Let the riots and tramplings commence!
Posted by Raj 2019-08-09 09:31||   2019-08-09 09:31|| Front Page Top

#6 the number of people doing the Hajj was over 3M back a few years ago and the Saudi's decided to cut it back to about 2M

fwiw, there is a Shia hajj of sorts in Iraq which draws over 15M per year but it doesn't get the publicity
Posted by lord garth 2019-08-09 11:15||   2019-08-09 11:15|| Front Page Top

#7 Saudi's decided to cut it back to about 2M

So it wasn't such a money maker so much. Whuttasurprise...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-09 11:31||   2019-08-09 11:31|| Front Page Top

#8 as many of the passengers feel it is completely appropriate to relieve themselves without leaving their seats

Huh? What makes them think this is ok? Are they from places that don't know that's disgusting?
Posted by gorb 2019-08-09 15:47||   2019-08-09 15:47|| Front Page Top

#9 Where are the mosquito bombs?
Posted by Skidmark 2019-08-09 16:23||   2019-08-09 16:23|| Front Page Top

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