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  1. #1 "Don't Bring Your 'Swine Flu' To Mecca !" 
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    Heavy Rain and Swine Flu Fears Hamper Hajj

    The Saudi authorities have warned pilgrims to take care in the rain

    Heavy rainstorms have hampered the start of the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj, in the Saudi city of Mecca.

    The authorities have warned pilgrims to take care in the rain at the event, which usually attracts about two million Muslims from around the world.

    Fatal stampedes have marred the pilgrimage in the past, and many of the visitors stay in tents.A senior Saudi official has also told the BBC that fears over swine flu may keep some 40% of local pilgrims away.

    Four people attending the Hajj have so far died from the H1N1 virus, but officials have sought to play down the risk.

    The BBC's Shahzeb Jillani at the Hajj says General Mansoor al-Turki's admission that numbers might be down this year is the first official recognition that fear of swine flu may affect the event.Health ministry spokesman Khaled Marghlani told AFP on Wednesday that only 67 pilgrims had been confirmed and suspected swine flu infections so far."Everything is going smoothly, thanks to God," he said.

    Crowds of pilgrims have been converging on Mecca in recent days, and started the Hajj rites on Wednesday.They began with Tawaf, walking seven times round the Kaaba - the cube-like building in the centre of the Great Mosque, Islam's holiest shrine - in an anti-clockwise direction.

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    The Hajj, where pilgrims throw stones at the Devil and the Devil wins by killing a few hundred of them. Every year I laugh and laugh!
     

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    Saw a picture of the Kaaba and the hajjis around it. All we needed was a 2 kt nuke.....:(
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Saw a picture of the Kaaba and the hajjis around it. All we needed was a 2 kt nuke.....:(
    MOAB fuel air works best in enclosed areas !http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn59i...eature=related


    or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMYnWTd8v8M&NR=1

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Saw a picture of the Kaaba and the hajjis around it. All we needed was a 2 kt nuke.....:(
    Sonna, a nuke would be a less hilarious and be over too quick. I was thinking mines and car bombs and taking advantage of Muslim's propencity for stampeding. You set a car bomb or two off at one extreme side of the crowd to get them to stampede in one direction and then set a couple off at the opposite side to turn the stampede back on itself. No only would you ride the world of a couple of thousand Islamists, the hilarity of watching such a thing should also be taken into consideration. Once a full on panic is at hand, some low flying helicopters dumping out pig carcasses would take the fun to higher levels.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    Sonna, a nuke would be a less hilarious and be over too quick. I was thinking mines and car bombs and taking advantage of Muslim's propencity for stampeding. You set a car bomb or two off at one extreme side of the crowd to get them to stampede in one direction and then set a couple off at the opposite side to turn the stampede back on itself. No only would you ride the world of a couple of thousand Islamists, the hilarity of watching such a thing should also be taken into consideration. Once a full on panic is at hand, some low flying helicopters dumping out pig carcasses would take the fun to higher levels.
    An air tanker dumping a few thousand gallons of pigs shit and blood mixed !
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    An air tanker dumping a few thousand gallons of pigs shit and blood mixed !
    Now THAT would be fun to see...
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    This thread gives me a warm happy feeling.:)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    This thread gives me a warm happy feeling.:)
    My favorite part was the Muslim Stampede. It's their version of a rodeo I guess.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    The Hajj, where pilgrims throw stones at the Devil and the Devil wins by killing a few hundred of them. Every year I laugh and laugh!
    Hajj pilgrims stone the 'devil' - 19 Dec 07
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5tQju7ni5I

    Hajj pilgrims descend on Mount Arafat - 18 Dec 07
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gPj...eature=related

    How to Make Hajj
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9k_a...eature=related

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