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  • Saudis bulldoze bodies of Haj stampede victims

    09/28/2015 7:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Stunning pictures are coming out of Mecca, which, if genuine, reveal a stunning level of brutal disregard for human life. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit picked up the story, as revealed by tweets from Tarek Fatah:   Pictures emerge of #Saudi officials bulldozing bodies of dead #Hajj pilgrims like garbage & dumping them into a pile.— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) September 26, 2015
  • Deaths Near Mecca Reflect Dangers of Rising Crowds During Hajj

    09/26/2015 6:58:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 09/26/2015 | By Brian Clark Howard
    More than 700 people were crushed to death Thursday in a stampede just outside Mecca during the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia that has been attended by millions of faithful over the centuries. The incident in Mina, Saudi Arabia, was the latest in a series of tragedies that have marred the ritual journey to Islams holiest city, a journey that occasionally has turned deadlytypically because of the vast numbers of people who crowd into Mecca and nearby cities. This year, believers were trampled to death during the last major ritual that pilgrims perform before entering Mecca, a...
  • Iran's president uses UN speech to call for investigation into hajj stampede

    09/26/2015 10:12:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 26 September 2015
    Iran's president uses UN speech to call for investigation into hajj stampede Hassan Rouhani demands review of what caused the crush that killed more than 700 after Saudi Arabias top cleric reportedly absolves officials of blame Staff and agencies at the United Nations Saturday 26 September 2015 17.40 BST Iranian president Hassan Rouhani used a major United Nations speech on Saturday to demand an investigation into a crush that killed more than 700 people at the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. His remarks came after Saudi Arabias most senior cleric, the grand mufti, appeared to absolve the authorities of blame...

    09/24/2015 10:45:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Making Haj may be one of the deadliest things for a Muslim to do. The latest "stoning the devil" accident, in which Muslim pilgrims to Mecca reenact an ancient pagan ritual involving Mercury, has led to a huge death toll that currently stands at 717 dead and 863 wounded. "Stoning the devil" has been a killer for Muslims before. 23 May 1994: About 270 people die in a stampede at the "Stoning of the Devil" ritual. 9 April 1998: On the third and last day of the Haj pilgrimage, a stampede at Jamarat Bridge kills at least 118...
  • Hajj Pilgrimage: 717 Dead In Crush Near Mecca

    09/24/2015 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Fennie · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 24, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    The death toll in a stampede outside Mecca has risen to 717, with at least 800 injured, the deadliest disaster on the annual hajj pilgrimage in over a quarter of a century. The crush happened in the Mina valley, a few miles outside Mecca, where a sprawling camp of 160,000 tents fills with millions of visitors for a few days each year. Tragedy hit when two large groups of pilgrims who were preparing for one of the last major rites of their trip met on an intersection of two roads, Saudi authorities said.
  • At Least 450 Crushed To Death, 600 Injured In Mecca Pilgrimage Stampede

    09/24/2015 5:40:59 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2015 | Dina Spector
    Dina SpectorSeptember 25, 2015More than 453 people were crushed to death and another 610 injured in a stampede on Thursday during the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the Guardian reports, citing Saudi Arabian authorities. The stampede happened at a pilgrimage camp in Mina, located outside the holy city of Mecca. The incident happened on Street 204 one of the two main roads that lead through the Mina camp to Jamarat when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together, Reuters said. Jamarat is where pilgrims stone the devil by throwing pebbles at three large pillars. Thursday is Eid al-Adha, or...
  • Hajj stampede death toll reaches 244

    01/07/2015 6:58:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 94 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1-8-15
    <p>In the worst tragedy in seven years at the annual Muslim pilgrimage, 244 worshippers were trampled to death and hundreds more were hurt beneath a crush of people making their way to a ritualistic stoning of the devil.</p> <p>Panic ensued when a few pilgrims fell on a bridge, and others tried to escape the push of the oncoming crowd, authorities said. Safety measures were in place at the site -- one where fatal stampedes have been frequent -- but "caution isn't stronger than fate," Saudi Hajj Minister Iyad Madani said.</p>
  • New Years Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai after fake money thrown from building

    12/31/2014 7:22:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Reuters GMA ^ | January 1, 2015 | ADAM JOURDAN
    New Years Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai after fake money thrown from building By ADAM JOURDAN, Reuters January 1, 2015 7:12am (Updated 8:36 a.m.) SHANGHAI - A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city's famed Bund waterfront district. The Shanghai government said that large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before midnight, with authorities working to rescue and aid the wounded. It was not immediately clear what triggered...
  • Stampede in Shanghai during New Years celebration (at least 35 killed, 40+ injured)

    12/31/2014 12:50:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    CCTV ^ | 12-31-2014 | CCTV
    stampede in the Bund, a waterfront area in central Shanghai, during a New Years celebration injured numerous people. Photos posted on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, shows the chaos. There are reports of people killed and numerous injured. More on this developing story as it comes into CCTV America.
  • Fears of Volcanic Eruption as Bison Seen Fleeing Yellowstone Park (Video)

    04/02/2014 11:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A number of bloggers are posting video of animals fleeing the Yellowstone Park this week. Some believe this may be a sign of an imminent volcano eruption. [video] The Epoch Times reported: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that theres no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed...
  • 14 killed in China mosque stampede

    01/06/2014 8:04:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 06 January 2014
    Fourteen people have died after a stampede at a mosque in northern China. The incident happened at the mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia region, the Xinhua News Agency said, while people were handing out traditional cakes during an event to commemorate a religious figure.
  • The Great New Year Stampede: Americans Rushing to beat Obamacare and gun bans.

    01/03/2013 7:07:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/03/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a New Year stampede developing that we have not seen for a long time. Gun stores are swamped with panicking customers. They are looking for handguns, semiautomatic rifles, and as much ammunition as they can afford. But buyers are not just camouflaged hunters, conspiracy theorists, and gun hoarders. Instead, many of those purchasing firearms and ammo are so-called ordinary people, convinced that this administration will soon begin to centrally register and then ban far more than assault rifles. There were probably lots of reasons why Adam Lanza shot 26 innocent children and adults at Sandy Hook...
  • What the World Hears About Immigrating to the USA (Canada's Herding Illegals to the USA)

    11/19/2011 10:39:21 AM PST · by STD · 12 replies
    Canada Immigration ^ | 11/19/11 | Canada Immigration
    DISCLAIMER: The following has been prepared by Colin R. Singer, Attorney At Law, for the intended reference by interested individuals and is not intended to create an attorney-client communication. This writing may be reproduced for the personal non commercial use of interested individuals on the express or implied condition that the contents herein are neither edited, modified nor altered in whole or in part, directly or indirectly without the express written consent of the author herein. (Canadian Immigration and Employment Law) The United States government is gearing up for an election year by promoting a controversial amnesty program directed at...
  • MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones

    08/25/2011 12:02:37 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-25-2011 | Dina Spector
    MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones Dina Spector Aug. 25, 2011, 1:44 PM As hurricane Irene barrels toward the east coast, thousands of residents have already been evacuated from the coastal villages off North Carolina. Now New York, New Jersey, and Delaware officials are preparing for the possibility of mass evacuations. New York city officials are still monitoring the storm and won't make any calls until Friday afternoon at the earliest whether to evacuate areas of the city susceptible to flooding, including Battery Park City in Manhattan, Coney Island in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway in Queens....
  • Cambodia Water Festival turns tragic with deadly stampede

    11/22/2010 4:52:31 PM PST · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    Chistian Science Monitor ^ | November 22nd 2010 | Julie Masis,
    A stampede in Cambodia late Monday night killed at least 339 people and injured as many more, with hospital officials projecting the death toll would continue to rise The stampede happened during Cambodia's annual Water Festival, which drew a record 4 million people from around the country and region to watch three days of traditional boat races on the Bassac River in the capital. Prime Minister Hun Sen called it the "biggest tragedy since the Pol Pot regime." While the comparison is extreme the Khmer Rouge caused the deaths up to 2 million people in the late 1970s ...
  • Thirty-Seven Children Die In India Stampede

    03/04/2010 4:59:46 AM PST · by Cardhu · 27 replies · 1,555+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 4th 2010 | Damien Pearse
    Thirty-seven children have been killed in a stampede at a temple in India. The youngsters' bodies, together with those of 27 women, have been recovered by police in Kunda, Uttar Pradesh. A stampede broke out as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils being distributed during a religious ceremony. An under-construction gate collapsed on the crowd as people surged forward towards a local holy man, police said.
  • Citigroup Warns Customers It May Refuse To Allow Withdrawals (your money is not your money)

    02/22/2010 6:24:54 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 68 replies · 1,940+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Sunday, February 21, 2010 | John Carney
    The image of banks locking their doors to keep customers from making withdrawals during a bank run is what immediately came to mind when we heard that Citigroup was telling customers it has the right to prevent any withdrawals from checking accounts for seven days. "Effective April 1, 2010, we reserve the right to require (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking accounts.
  • Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent design (published on CNN!!!)

    11/24/2009 6:50:51 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 171 replies · 3,129+ views
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2009 | Stephen Meyer, Ph.D.
    Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent design --snip-- (CNN) -- While we officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, celebrations of Darwin's legacy have actually been building in intensity for several years. Darwin is not just an important 19th century scientific thinker. Increasingly, he is a cultural icon. Darwin is the subject of adulation that teeters on the edge of hero worship, expressed in everything from scholarly seminars and lecture series to best-selling new atheist tracts like those by Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. The atheists claim that...
  • Customers injured in crush suing Wal-Mart

    12/02/2008 1:43:54 PM PST · by BGHater · 93 replies · 1,970+ views
    CNN ^ | 02 Dec 2008 | CNN
    Two customers are suing Wal-Mart for negligence after being injured in a mad rush for post-Thanksgiving bargains that left one store employee dead, the men's attorney said Tuesday. Temporary Wal-Mart worker Jdimytai Damour, 34, was crushed to death as he and other employees attempted to unlock the doors of a store on Long Island at 5 a.m. Friday. Attorney Kenneth Mollins said Fritz Mesadieu and Jonathan Mesadieu were "literally carried from their position outside the store" and are now "suffering from pain in their neck and their back from being caught in that surge of people" that rushed into the...
  • Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down

    11/29/2008 12:59:09 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 98 replies · 2,873+ views
    NEW YORK A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday when "out-of-control" shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said. At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or minor injuries, and the store in Valley Stream on Long Island closed for several hours before reopening. Shoppers stepped over the man on...
  • Pilgrims pack Mecca ahead of annual haj (bring your haj stories here)

    12/19/2007 10:42:27 PM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies · 124+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Dec. 14, 2007 | Jonathan Wright
    Pilgrims pack Mecca ahead of annual haj By Jonathan Wright Fri Dec 14, 10:11 AM ET MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - About 1 million Muslim pilgrims from across the world packed the mosque and streets around the Kaaba shrine in the holy city of Mecca for the last Friday prayers before the annual haj pilgrimage. Pilgrims trekked to the mosque hours in advance to reserve a space for their prayer mats as close as possible to the Kaaba, a cubic stone structure which Muslims regard as the centre of an ancestral monotheistic cult established by the prophet Ibrahim, known to...
  • Stampede? Snail invasion in Tacoma Tideflats worries ag officials

    11/05/2007 6:01:28 PM PST · by llevrok · 6 replies · 158+ views
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A tiny snail loathed by Australian grain growers has invaded Tacoma's Tideflats area. Agriculture officials worry that some of the thousands of Mediterranean snails that have been found on a peninsula between the Hylebos and Blair waterways will hitch rides on trucks or trains to Eastern Washington, where wheat, barley and hay are major crops. Native to Europe, the Mediterranean snail has been known to gum up combines and repel livestock. In late October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture told more than a dozen Tideflats property owners to cut brush and spread snail bait on nearly...
  • Muslim haj pilgrims perform devil-stoning ritual

    12/31/2006 4:03:57 PM PST · by Alouette · 73 replies · 1,562+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 31, 2006 | Souhail Karam
    MENA, Saudi Arabia, Dec 31 (Reuters) - More than 2.5 million Muslim haj pilgrims performed devil-stoning rites on Sunday, amid tight security to prevent overcrowding and protests following the execution of Saddam Hussein. The 5-day haj, marred by deadly stampedes in recent years, was overshadowed by the hanging on Saturday of the former Iraqi leader, a hero to some Sunni Arabs because of his anti-U.S. stance, but hated by many Shi'ites. "The number one Satan is America," said Iraqi pilgrim Suleiman Awadallah, who described himself as "a resistance fighter", after performing the stoning ritual. "The prayers of all Muslims when...
  • Stampede at mosque kills 29

    04/09/2006 5:28:11 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 48 replies · 702+ views
    The Age ^ | 10 April 2006
    At least 29 women and children were killed in a stampede after a religious gathering in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi today. Around 20,000 women were gathered with their children in Faizan-e-Madina mosque in the eastern district of the sprawling city to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, which falls on Tuesday. Local police official Zahid Hussain said the stampede occurred after a girl coming out of the mosque fell down. Witnesses said the child cried out, sparking panic among the women who tried to force their way out of the mosque. "All of a sudden there had...
  • 88 Killed in Stampede at Manila Game Show

    02/03/2006 11:28:09 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 486+ views
    MANILA, Philippines A stampede broke out early Saturday outside a stadium near Manila, killing at least 88 people, and injuring 280, the Philippine Red Cross reported. About 30,000 people were waiting to get inside the stadium for the program "Wowowee" when the mayhem erupted, said Vicente Eusebio, the mayor of Pasig, the Manila suburb where the stampede occurred. The mayor said the melee erupted as the crowd pushed and surged toward the gates, thinking they were open, pinning and trampling those in front. One survivor said some people in the crowd became rowdy when they could not enter. "The gates...
  • At least 345 die in Mecca stampede (Repost for a reason)

    01/12/2006 2:17:49 PM PST · by Sax · 85 replies · 2,369+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | 1/12/06 | Al Bawaba
    At least 345 die in Mecca stampede Posted: 12-01-2006 , 16:43 GMT At least 345 people were killed in a stampede, which occurred in Mecca as tens of thousands of pilgrims headed toward al-Jamarat, a series of three pillars representing the devil that the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin. The Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said 345 people died. More than 1,000 people were wounded, said Dr. Abbasi with the Saudi Red Crescent. State-run Saudi television Al-Ekhbariyah reported that most of the victims were from South Asia. The stampede took place as pilgrims...
  • Saudi Government Says 345 Killed in Hajj Stampede

    01/12/2006 8:35:39 AM PST · by ryan71 · 64 replies · 1,713+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2006 | AP
    MINA, Saudi Arabia Thousands of Muslim pilgrims rushing to complete a symbolic stoning ritual during the hajj tripped over luggage Thursday, causing a crush in which at least 345 people were killed, the Interior Ministry said. The stampede occurred as tens of thousands of pilgrims headed toward al-Jamarat, a series of three pillars representing the devil that the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said 345 people were killed
  • Dozens killed in stampede during hajj

    01/12/2006 5:09:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies · 1,359+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 12, 2006
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - At least 50 people were killed in crowding during the stoning ritual at the hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, witnesses said. The Arab television news station Al-Arabiya reported dozens of pilgrims died. Reuters journalists counted at least 50 bodies lined up on the ground and covered in white shrouds. Some were being placed on lorries by medics. The stampede broke out as tens of thousands of pilgrims filed past al-Jamarat, a series of three pillars representing the devil that the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin.
  • Reports: Dozens Killed in Mecca Pilgrimmage Stampede

    01/12/2006 5:00:58 AM PST · by Coop · 109 replies · 2,381+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | 1/12/2006 | Unknown
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia Muslim pilgrims stampeded on the last day of a symbolic stoning ritual at the hajj on Thursday, and the Interior Ministry said an unknown number of people were killed. The Al-Arabiya network reported that dozens of pilgrims died. The stampede occurred as tens of thousands of pilgrims filed past al-Jamarat, a series of three pillars representing the devil that the faithful pelt with stones to purge themselves of sin. The ritual has seen deadly stampedes in the past, including one in 1990 that killed 1,426 people and another in February 2004 that killed 244.
  • Iraq president blames Zarqawi for Baghdad stampede

    08/31/2005 10:06:42 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 595+ views
    BAGHDAD. Aug 31 (Interfax) - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani blamed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and militants led by him for a stampede in Baghdad on Wednesday that is feared to have claimed up to 1,000 lives. Talabani, in an exclusive interview with Interfax, said Zarkawi was behind mortar rounds that were fired into a crowd of Shias marching to a shrine for a religious festival and caused panic among them. The president accused Zarkawi of provoking religious strife in Iraq.
  • Over 600 Iraqis Killed in Bridge Stampede

    08/31/2005 3:44:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 59 replies · 1,399+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | August 31, 2005
    Over 600 Iraqis Killed in Bridge Stampede Wednesday, August 31, 2005 BAGHDAD, Iraq More than 600 pilgrims heading for a Shiite shrine in northern Baghdad (search) on Wednesday were killed in a huge crush when a railing on a bridge across the Tigris River (search) collapsed, a police commander said. Iraqi Police told Fox News that at least 635 people were killed and at least 237 were wounded. Brig. Gen. Khalid Hassan said that many of the people had died in the crush or were drowned after falling off the al-Aima Bridge (search). Hassan, who commands the police in...
  • 500 dead in Iraq bridge stampede - Health Ministry

    08/31/2005 1:52:08 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 113 replies · 5,127+ views
    Reuters | August 31, 2005
    BAGHDAD, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Up to 500 people died when a crowd of Iraqi Shi'ites stampeded off a bridge over the River Tigris in Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraq's deputy Health Minister Jalil Al-Shumari told Reuters. The crowd, on its way to the Kadhimiya mosque for an important religious ceremony, panicked as rumours spread that a suicide bomber was preparing to blow himself up. Earlier at least seven people died in three separate mortar attacks on the crowd.
  • iBook sale erupts in chaos, stampede

    08/16/2005 10:10:33 PM PDT · by budman_2001 · 8 replies · 641+ views
    (Excerpt)PHOTOS as it happened: SlideshowMore Photos: SlideshowUPDATED: 8:08 p.m.Chaos erupted this morning at the Richmond International Raceway as thousands of people stampeded through the gates in a rush to buy used iBook laptop computers for $50 each.There were several minor injuries and one person was taken to a hospital with a leg injury, fire Battalion Chief Steve Wood said during a 1 p.m. news conference. In all, 17 people were treated, the majority for heat- or diabetic-related problems, he said.Thousands of Henrico County residents and/or taxpayers stood in a half-mile-long line as dawn broke while others waited in cars parked...
  • Operation Freep Greeley Stampede Parade

    07/05/2005 9:21:07 PM PDT · by weldgophardline · 47 replies · 1,891+ views
    7-5-05 | Dale Parrish
    The Greeley group of Freepers had a Float in the Greeley Independence Parade and took home the Independence Award for outstanding Community Float.#16: #19: #23: #31: #34: #35: #43: #47: #48: #51:
  • STAMPEDE: Injuries at IKEA opening

    02/11/2005 8:31:56 AM PST · by KidGlock · 35 replies · 1,135+ views
    CNEWS ^ | 1/11/05
    STAMPEDE!! Injuries at IKEA opening By MICHAEL MCDONOUGH - Associated Press LONDON (AP) A man was stabbed and five other people were taken to hospital after thousands of customers caused a stampede at the midnight opening of a new IKEA furniture store in north London, British authorities said Thursday. The Swedish retailer expressed regret at the incident. The stabbing victim, a man in his 20s, was attacked at around 1:30 a.m. near the IKEA store, a spokeswoman for Londons Metropolitan Police said, adding that his condition did not appear life-threatening. The new IKEA warehouse in the Edmonton district had...
  • Ten Pilgrims Die in Minor Stampede: Witnesses (Hajj in Mecca)

    01/22/2005 5:32:05 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 35 replies · 1,382+ views
    Islam Online ^ | January 22, 2005 | Fawaz Mohammad
    MAKKAH, January 22 ( At least ten pilgrims died and 30 others sustained injuries Saturday, January 22, in a minor stampede at the Jamarat stoning site in Mina. Some ten pilgrims died and 30 others were injured earlier today (Saturday) in Mina, IslamOnline.nets correspondent quoted eyewitnesses as saying. Around 2.5 million pilgrims have poured into the Jamarat area since Thursday, January 20, the first day of the stoning ritual and the start of `Eid al-Adha. Saudi Arabia has revamped the Jamarat area, where pilgrims amass to stone pillars symbolizing Satan, after a stampede tragedy last hajj killed 251 pilgrims....
  • Work in Full Swing to Head Off Hajj Stampedes [Oh yeah, and smoking too]

    01/11/2005 6:55:56 PM PST · by Alouette · 37 replies · 832+ views
    Islam Online ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Fawaz Mohammad
    Work in Full Swing to Head Off Hajj Stampedes A giant project to develop the Jamrat bridge where pilgrims amass to stone pillars symbolizing Satan is near completion. By Fawaz Mohammad, IOL Correspondent RIYADH, January 10 ( With some two million Muslims expected to perform hajj this year, Saudi government plans are in full swing to head off potential tragic stampedes and make the holy rituals easier for the faithful. A giant project to develop the Jamrat bridge where pilgrims amass to stone pillars symbolizing Satan is near completion. After a stampede tragedy last hajj which killed 251 pilgrims,...
  • Stampede for Free Saris Kills 21 in India

    04/12/2004 8:37:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 105+ views
    AP ^ | April 12, 2004
    <p>LUCKNOW, India Thousands of people crowding into a park for a politician's birthday celebration and to receive free saris (search) stampeded Monday, killing 21 women and children, officials said.</p> <p>The stampede came two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections in Lucknow, the capital of India's politically crucial Uttar Pradesh state and the constituency of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (search), who was headed to the city after the stampede.</p>
  • Five die as Syria soccer match erupts into violence

    03/12/2004 8:36:01 PM PST · by quantim · 7 replies · 184+ views
    10.50am DAMASCUS - Five people, including three children, were killed and more than 100 injured on Friday after fighting erupted at a premier league football match in the northeast Syrian town of Kameshli, hospital officials said. At least three of the victims died in a stampede as panicked fans tried to escape the fighting, witnesses said. State-run Syrian Radio reported the deaths as it began live coverage of the match, which was quickly called off. Police surrounded the stadium and fired shots in the air, but it was not clear whether they had been able to stop the fighting. Officials...
  • Four dead in Indonesia rock concert stampede

    02/23/2004 8:09:55 PM PST · by yonif · 4 replies · 136+ views
    SIFY ^ | 24 February , 2004
    Jakarta: Four people have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede during a rock concert in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province, police said Tuesday. The stampede happened Monday night as thousands of mostly young fans jostled to leave a soccer stadium at Banjarmasin city after a performance by a local rock group called Sheila on 7, said Sri Kustini of the provincial police. "The stadium was packed and the fans started pushing and shoving as they tried to get out. They said it was very hot inside," she said. In 2000 four Sheila on 7 fans also died in a...
  • Stampede kills 244 at Hajj Pilgrimage

    02/01/2004 3:56:07 PM PST · by cookcounty · 4 replies · 182+ views
    AP News ^ | February 1, 2004 | Rawya Rageh
    Stampede Kills 244 at Hajj Pilgrimage Feb 1, 5:21 PM (ET) By RAWYA RAGEH MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) - At least 244 people were trampled to death and hundreds more hurt Sunday under the crush of worshippers in one of the deadliest disasters during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The stampede occurred during the stoning of the devil, an emotional and notoriously perilous hajj ritual. Pilgrims frantically throw rocks, shout insults or hurl their shoes at three stone pillars - acts that are supposed to demonstrate their deep disdain for Satan. Safety measures were in place at the...
  • Customer disputes Wal-Mart stampede ("victim" has 16 claims against Walmart/Walgreens etc)

    12/07/2003 2:23:30 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 32 replies · 529+ views
    News Journal online ^ | 06 December 2003 | HENRY FREDERICK
    DAYTONA BEACH -- A Wal-Mart customer who was right up front where a woman claimed she was injured in a stampede for Christmas-sale DVDs the morning after Thanksgiving said there was no such rush. "There was no stampede; there was no bell ringing like they said," said Gale Barr of Deltona, who said she was at the Wal-Mart store in Orange City with her 20-year-old daughter as they took five DVDs for themselves and helped pass more to others in the crowd behind them. "We were passing them back to the other customers so they could make room for us...
  • Nightclub Stampede Reopens Chicago's Racial Wounds

    02/18/2003 4:19:36 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 421+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-19-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Nightclub stampede reopens Chicago's racial wounds By Andrew Gumbel in Chicago 19 February 2003 The nightclub stampede that claimed 21 lives in Chicago on Monday caused a war of words yesterday between the city's civic leaders and the African-American community. Each blamed the other for allowing the club to operate after a court order demanded its closure eight months ago. The Rev Jesse Jackson, who is based in Chicago, returned to the nightclub yesterday to demand an independent investigation that would look at the city's failings as well as any negligence on the part of the club. He said the...
  • Breaking: 30 hurt in stampede at RFK concert

    05/25/2002 7:03:51 PM PDT · by mhking · 65 replies · 489+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5.25.02
    30 hurt in stampede at RFK concertIncident in mosh pit; reports of structural collapse inaccurate BREAKING NEWSASSOCIATED PRESS Thirty people were injured Saturday night in a stampede in the mosh pit of a rock concert at RFK Memorial Stadium. D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said one of the injured went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a hospital. Paramedics were treating other concertgoers for bruises and broken bones. THE INCIDENT occurred at about 8 p.m. ET at the WHFS music festival, an event sponsored by a local radio station. Etter said earlier reports that the stadiums bleachers had...