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The Hajj: Thinner crowds and lots of rain
CNN.COM ^ | November 25, 2009 12:47 p.m. EST

Posted on 11/25/2009 10:00:30 AM PST by BradtotheBone

Mecca, Saudi Arabia (CNN) -- The Hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage for Muslims, began this year on Wednesday with two twists: thinner crowds and heavy rain.

A rare rainstorm inundated pilgrims in the city of Mina, flooding tents and making conditions miserable for the 2.5 million pilgrims performing the ancient rituals, according to Isha Sesay, CNN's correspondent there.

The tents, where pilgrims plan to spend the night in prayer and contemplation, were leaking and flooding, giving rise to fears of disease, Sesay reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: hajj; islam

1 posted on 11/25/2009 10:00:32 AM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Rain?...........Global Warming?..............


2 posted on 11/25/2009 10:01:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: Red Badger
"Woodstock."
3 posted on 11/25/2009 10:04:17 AM PST by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: BradtotheBone

Meanwhile israel is busy building a fence around the flood area ...as the old joke goes


4 posted on 11/25/2009 10:04:48 AM PST by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: BradtotheBone

couldn’t happen to a nicer death cult religion


5 posted on 11/25/2009 10:05:09 AM PST by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: BradtotheBone

It’s that new low calorie felafel.


6 posted on 11/25/2009 10:05:15 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Red Badger
Rain?...........Global Warming?..............

Well, no, since the latest from the AGW alarmists inform us that Arab countries face draughts due to global warming.

It must be that devious Allah at work, confounding even the Hopenhagenists.

7 posted on 11/25/2009 10:05:39 AM PST by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: BradtotheBone

Obama’s Granny is there


8 posted on 11/25/2009 10:06:06 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BradtotheBone

So much for breaking the stampede record this year.


9 posted on 11/25/2009 10:06:21 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: BradtotheBone

10 posted on 11/25/2009 10:06:52 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Red Badger

We will see Him coming in the clouds...


11 posted on 11/25/2009 10:09:38 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Light rain in the morning, mushroom clouds in the afternoon.
Cool AM temperatures rising to a peak of 12,000°


12 posted on 11/25/2009 10:10:00 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 308 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: MikeWUSAF
"..better put some ice on that.."
13 posted on 11/25/2009 10:11:02 AM PST by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: BradtotheBone

“The tents, where pilgrims plan to spend the night in prayer and contemplation, were leaking and flooding, giving rise to fears of disease, Sesay reported.”

Laugh out frikkin loud.

I’ve been on countless campouts in an endless variety of terrain where the central theme seemed to be relentless downpours and never gave a 2nd thought to “fears of disease”.

Makes me wonder what they’re doing wrong (snicker)...


14 posted on 11/25/2009 10:12:27 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Freddd

Shining like the sun at the trumpets call.....


15 posted on 11/25/2009 10:26:28 AM PST by boomop1
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To: BradtotheBone

They call themselves the religion of peace; while stoning, beheading and murder are common practice.

They tolerate no idols, even 1500 year old Buddhas; while they worship a stone.

They want to destroy us and our freedoms; and Dumbo-ears says Welcome.

So much for Mohammedism, a cult of hate following a goat-herding child molester (or is it a child-herding goat molester?, hard to remember which).


16 posted on 11/25/2009 10:30:34 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Red Badger


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 11/25/2009 10:31:49 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: NTHockey
So much for Mohammedism, a cult of hate following a goat-herding child molester (or is it a child-herding goat molester?, hard to remember which).

I think it's a combination of the two.

Mohammed was humping children and goats, from what I've heard....

18 posted on 11/25/2009 10:33:13 AM PST by airborne (As long as Muslims are a "protected species", all Americans are an "endangered species".)
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To: BradtotheBone
Bombelt concessions are reportedly down as much as 10 percent over last season's "Black Friday," and sales of explosives, rusty knives, and secret CIA dispatches are also off, according to sources. "Is work of George Boosh," said Ali mi-Larki, a vendor near the Sacred Mosque and Terrorist Finishing School. "Always America she must spoil the hard work of peace-loving Muslims. For this, she must die."

Desperate vendors were giving away samples of dynamite and Sarin at some kiosks, while others were offering to arrange sex dates with goats for potential buyers.

19 posted on 11/25/2009 10:37:46 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: BradtotheBone
I hear the Patna is offering discounted Hajj passage. Any takers?
20 posted on 11/25/2009 10:39:48 AM PST by Oratam
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To: moodyskeptic

Xacly.


21 posted on 11/25/2009 11:47:02 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Good thread to bump with my tagline...


22 posted on 11/25/2009 12:50:38 PM PST by zeugma (Raise the IQ of the planet: Nuke mecca during haj.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

I like that picture!


23 posted on 11/26/2009 9:36:17 PM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca NOW!!!<img src="http://shiitehappens.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/bomb_mecca450.jpg" />)
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