Thursday, September 24, 2015

Maybe Ben Carson had a point

It happens every year, yet Saudi Arabia wasn't prepared;
A stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest city on Thursday left at least 717 people dead and another 863 injured, Saudi officials said.
In 2006 more than 346 pilgrims were killed in a stampede in the same area. A panicked charge in a pedestrian tunnel leading from Mecca to Mina left 1,426 people dead in 1990.
But the forearms did their thing;
In the case of Thursday’s disaster, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims encamped in tents in Mina were moving en masse to Jamarat to throw pebbles against three stone walls in a symbolic stoning of the devil when the stampede occurred.
Democracy begins with self-control.

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