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megimoo
07-21-2009, 02:44 PM
The annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca could be under threat because of swine flu. Britain today joined a growing list of countries in the MIddle East and Africa to issue advice to Muslim pilgrims not to travel to Saudi Arabia if they are elderly, pregnant, very young or have a long-term medical condition that may leave them more vulnerable to the disease. The advice, issued by the UKs Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims), follows

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6721743.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

noonwitch
07-21-2009, 04:13 PM
Those who stay home won't get trampled by the crowd. That's always a plus.

stsinner
07-21-2009, 04:16 PM
They pray enough, anyway... They should have some pilgrimage banked they can call on...

PoliCon
07-21-2009, 04:50 PM
You don't understand - they MUST make this pilgramage at least once in their lifetime to be allowed into heaven. It's the ultimate works based system and why they can get suicide bombers to easily - since dying for the faith is a sure fire bypass ticket into heaven.

Gingersnap
07-21-2009, 05:08 PM
You don't understand - they MUST make this pilgramage at least once in their lifetime to be allowed into heaven. It's the ultimate works based system and why they can get suicide bombers to easily - since dying for the faith is a sure fire bypass ticket into heaven.

That reminds me - if a Muslim dies of the swine flu is he automatically condemned to Hell? I know that if they recover they can do something to reverse the pig-contamination angle but what if they die first? :confused:

PoliCon
07-21-2009, 05:26 PM
That reminds me - if a Muslim dies of the swine flu is he automatically condemned to Hell? I know that if they recover they can do something to reverse the pig-contamination angle but what if they die first? :confused:

ooo - now that's a though!

Bubba Dawg
07-21-2009, 07:49 PM
Swine Flu. Ha. A great way to rib the muslims.

patriot45
07-21-2009, 08:30 PM
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Rockntractor
07-21-2009, 08:37 PM
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megimoo
07-22-2009, 12:53 AM
That reminds me - if a Muslim dies of the swine flu is he automatically condemned to Hell? I know that if they recover they can do something to reverse the pig-contamination angle but what if they die first? :confused:They will rename it the Popes Plague to save them from Islamic Helll