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Pictured: The sprawling tent city as 3m Muslims descend on Mecca (one word: WOW!)
DailyMail.uk ^ | 09th December 2008 | staff writer

Posted on 12/10/2008 9:11:29 AM PST by yankeedame

Edited on 12/10/2008 9:19:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Pictured: The sprawling tent city as 3million Muslims descend on Mecca for holy Islamic pilgrimage

These astonishing images show a vast tent city housing thousands of Muslims in Saudi Arabia for the holy hajj pilgrimage....the Kabaa, Islam's holiest shrine....


Thousands of tents housing Muslim pilgrims are crowded together in Mina
near Mecca, today


Thousands throng the roads into and through the sprawling city

Later in the day, pilgrims enjoyed a feast of freshly slaughtered sheep, goats and camels at a huge tent city in Mina, a desert valley east of Islam's holiest city, Mecca, where the Kabaa resides....

Similar sacrifices, marking the start of the Eid al- Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice...commemorates a story celebrated by Muslims...in which God asked the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son to prove his faith, but then in the end offered a sheep to kill instead...


This aerial image made from a helicopter shows tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at centre

Moderator note: Getty image deleted
Saudi policemen monitor CCTV screens of Muslims
performing the annual hajj pilgrimage


Turned on its head: A helicopter view of the city

Col.Khaled al-Mahmadi, the head of security at the Jamarat, said precautionary measures have been taken to avoid a stampede...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hajj; islam; jihad; mecca; stealthjihad
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1 posted on 12/10/2008 9:11:30 AM PST by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

I hope someone remembered the Lysol.


2 posted on 12/10/2008 9:12:42 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: yankeedame

Where’s the Daisey Cutter when you need it!


3 posted on 12/10/2008 9:12:47 AM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: yankeedame

Wow!


4 posted on 12/10/2008 9:13:36 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: yankeedame

such bastions of demonry!


5 posted on 12/10/2008 9:14:19 AM PST by MNDude
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To: yankeedame
Anybody gotta match?


6 posted on 12/10/2008 9:15:02 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Inspiration: The momentary cessation of stupidity.)
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To: yankeedame

I always find it amusing when Muslim’s claim the west wants them dead... if we did, we’d have nuked this little annual event long ago.


7 posted on 12/10/2008 9:15:17 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: yankeedame

It’s a classic example of a scaling problem — a religion that requires its adherents to travel to a specific place at least once in their lives runs into problems when it grows to the point of including a billion people.


8 posted on 12/10/2008 9:15:30 AM PST by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: yankeedame; Alouette; Texas Republican
Similar sacrifices, marking the start of the Eid al- Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice...commemorates a story celebrated by Muslims...in which God asked the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son to prove his faith, but then in the end offered a sheep to kill instead...

Of course, according to the Koran, Abraham was about to sacrifice Ishmael NOT Isaac.

We have to recognise that Muslims still have a lot of devotion to their beliefs, something that has been lost in the Western world.
9 posted on 12/10/2008 9:15:33 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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To: angcat

talk about a target-rich environment .....


10 posted on 12/10/2008 9:15:33 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: yankeedame

Frighteningly well organized....


11 posted on 12/10/2008 9:15:36 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: yankeedame

I’ve got one word, and it ain’t wow.


12 posted on 12/10/2008 9:16:00 AM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama? There will be a pop quiz every day for the next four years...miss a question, people die.)
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To: yankeedame

...where the Kabaa is....

you mean the large black stone with the metal vagina over it? that’s what it’s all about behind this insanity.


13 posted on 12/10/2008 9:16:09 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: yankeedame
I have to admit that that is an impressive gathering.

I wonder what the over/under would be on how long you would live if you cried out "Repent and be baptized!"

14 posted on 12/10/2008 9:16:20 AM PST by Jibaholic ("Those people who are not ruled by God will be ruled by tyrants." --William Penn)
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To: tgusa

All our problems would be wiped out with one shot!


15 posted on 12/10/2008 9:16:40 AM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: yankeedame
Do we still have neutron bombs in our arsenal?
16 posted on 12/10/2008 9:16:59 AM PST by LiberConservative ("I would have looked forward to debating anybody." -Sarah Palin)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

You know, with this many muslims together, no outside bomb would be necessary to cause such an explosion. Just start broadcasting some Israeli TV over the airwaves for a few minutes.


17 posted on 12/10/2008 9:17:19 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cronos

Devotion at the point of a sword.


18 posted on 12/10/2008 9:17:19 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: yankeedame

TRE


19 posted on 12/10/2008 9:17:23 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: yankeedame

How many of them will go against us?


20 posted on 12/10/2008 9:18:05 AM PST by Islaminaction
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To: Islaminaction

That is what that little gathering is about each year. I have browsed the Koran and it is a little evil book.


21 posted on 12/10/2008 9:19:14 AM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: angcat

well, 3 M anyway


22 posted on 12/10/2008 9:19:23 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Islaminaction

I could never be a muslim and go to Mecca, the bathroom situation must be atrocious ....


23 posted on 12/10/2008 9:20:14 AM PST by Scythian
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To: yankeedame

24 posted on 12/10/2008 9:20:19 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: yankeedame

What would Harry Reid say?


25 posted on 12/10/2008 9:20:41 AM PST by ducdriver (99% of liberals give the other 1% a bad name.)
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To: steve-b
The religion was a clever marketing ploy by Muhammed. The Ka'aba contains a black meteorite which the Muslims say was given by Allah and where Abraham came to worship (though that's not mentioned in the OT and that story was unheard of for over 2600 years until Muhammed). Anyway, this Ka'aba temple to the moon god Sin (aka Allah) and his daughters was a pilgramage centre to pre-Islamic South-Westerna Arabs.

And, the caretakers of the Ka'aba were, surprise, surprise, Muhammed's family, the Qurayshis. By getting so many pilgrims the Qurayshies got so much more money. And now they're considered the Holy family (according to Allah, the most perfect race are the Arabs, the most perfect among those arabs are Qurayshis and the most perfect among those are Muhammed's descendents)

Islam's two major sects Sunnis and Shia'ahs arose because the Shia'as thought that Mo's son-in-law Ali should be Caliph, but the Sunnis went with Omar Bakri. Then later sects in islam are because one group wanted a certain Fatimid or Abbasid Caliph and the others said no.

Completely political
26 posted on 12/10/2008 9:21:28 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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To: yankeedame

Why do they go to Saudi Arabia to celebrate an event that took place in Israel?

MM


27 posted on 12/10/2008 9:21:28 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: yankeedame
I'd love to have the T shirt concession here.

Where are the porta potties?

28 posted on 12/10/2008 9:22:17 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: yankeedame

Can you imagine the SMELL?


29 posted on 12/10/2008 9:22:24 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: yankeedame
. . . pilgrims enjoyed a feast of freshly slaughtered sheep, goats and camels . . .

Feast is not a word I would associate with a meal that included camel meat!

Or sheep or goats, for that matter

30 posted on 12/10/2008 9:22:48 AM PST by RightField (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well,.)
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To: ducdriver

Harry would say the trip “is voluntary”.


31 posted on 12/10/2008 9:23:40 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: steve-b

It’s kinda like being a Green Bay Packers fan.

At least once in your life you’re expected to make a pilgrimage to Lambeau Field. Even if you don’t have tickets, it’s still OK if you walk around the stadium and then maybe visit the Stadium View Bar or Reggie White’s Pro Shop.

At no point are you obligated to slaughter a sheep or perform ablutions. But it is required that you drink at least one beer in the parking lot or if you can’t drink, you’re supposed to buy a souvenir at the Packer Pro Shop.

If I die tomorrow, I’m going to heaven because I have made a pilgrimage to Lambeau Field.


32 posted on 12/10/2008 9:24:58 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

As a Chiefs fan, I feel the same about Arrowhead.

Finally made it in 2005 and again in 2006. Awesome.

I would love to visit Lambeau someday.


33 posted on 12/10/2008 9:26:31 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: RightField

“Feast is not a word I would associate with a meal that included camel meat!”

Goat and sheep are good. I’d give camel a try.


34 posted on 12/10/2008 9:26:53 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: MississippiMan
Why do they go to Saudi Arabia to celebrate an event that took place in Israel?

Israel denied them visas?

35 posted on 12/10/2008 9:27:45 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: yankeedame

heres our chance...1 bomb 3m gone....


36 posted on 12/10/2008 9:28:08 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: Secret Agent Man
you mean


Looks like the Eye of Sauron, eh?
37 posted on 12/10/2008 9:29:07 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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To: yankeedame
Who farted?


38 posted on 12/10/2008 9:29:57 AM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: LiberConservative
Do we still have neutron bombs in our arsenal?

Until next month ...
39 posted on 12/10/2008 9:30:10 AM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: Jibaholic

non-muslims are not allowed to step inside the “holey” cities of Mecca or Medina. Christians are not permitted to wear crucifixes or carry Bibles into the “holey” land of Saudi Arabia and there are no Churches in that “holey” land


40 posted on 12/10/2008 9:30:18 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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To: yankeedame

Rama dam’, ding dong
Rama dam’, ding-ding dong
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding dong
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding dong
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding dong
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding dong
Rama dama Rama dama-dama ding
Uuuuh-Aaaah
Bab bao bao bao

I’ve got a girl named
Rama dama dama ding dong
She’s everything to me
Rama dama dama ding dong
I’ll never set her free
Coz she is mine, all mine
Oh oh oh


41 posted on 12/10/2008 9:30:59 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: yankeedame

Wow, I wish I had the Porta-Potty franchise there......


42 posted on 12/10/2008 9:31:07 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (What size shot works best on 4 calling birds?)
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To: yankeedame

Imagine how those portapottys smell!!


43 posted on 12/10/2008 9:31:07 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: yankeedame

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SMELL? Forget Methane, Mecca must have been TOXIC for a few days.

Ick, and they eat camels too?


44 posted on 12/10/2008 9:31:12 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Cronos
And now they're considered the Holy family (according to Allah, the most perfect race are the Arabs, the most perfect among those arabs are Qurayshis and the most perfect among those are Muhammed's descendents)

Racism is a vital component of Islam and Islamic terror. It's why they hate the Jews so much as they believe themselves to be the Chosen people, but that is due to what they believe to be a special mission or covenant with God.

Muhammad took this idea and twisted it into a racist, conquering, intolerant ideology. And who defends Islamists with all of their might? That would be the liberals.

45 posted on 12/10/2008 9:32:43 AM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: yankeedame

Wow indeed - nuke target!!


46 posted on 12/10/2008 9:32:46 AM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: yankeedame

Talk about a target rich enviornment!


47 posted on 12/10/2008 9:33:33 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Sho me da BC...mo)
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To: MplsSteve

I’ve already made my pilgrimage to “The Swamp.”


48 posted on 12/10/2008 9:33:41 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: MississippiMan
Why do they go to Saudi Arabia to celebrate an event that took place in Israel?

Ah, but it didn't take place in Israel. Those lying jooos distorted the entire story and 2640 years later, Mo discovered the truth (how? allah knows!)

The Truth is that long, long ago, Adam and Eve were given this black rock (a meteorite) to mark where they should pray to Allah. Then, thousands of years later, Abraham came to Mecca to pray and he was about to sacrifice his son Ishmael (ancestor Of Mo), but Allah stopped him and gave him a goat to sacrifice (hence the term Bakri (goat) Eid).

Now, don't you believe what those joos and crusaders say, Mohammed was told this himself by the most beautiful Angel who he worshipped....
49 posted on 12/10/2008 9:34:04 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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To: Cronos

“... but then in the end offered a sheep to kill instead...”

And it was a ram... (Genesis 22:13)


50 posted on 12/10/2008 9:34:06 AM PST by Enosh (†)
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