WEALTH & POWER & CONTROL
and thus far I’ve had no takers on that statement. None …
Your quote (BBC)—
Some two million Muslims from across the world have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Dressed in simple white clothes, the pilgrims started at sunset by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site.
Iranians are once again participating this year after missing the last Hajj following a deadly stampede in 2015.
For Muslims, the Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. It is something that every sane adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford it and are physically able.
- Why do millions gather in Mecca every year?
- What is the Hajj pilgrimage?
- Hajj stampede: Iran accuses Saudi Arabia
Saudi officials said at the time that almost 800 pilgrims were killed, but one unofficial tally put the death toll at more than 2,400.
Iran alone reported 464 deaths…
My point? Only the cynical observation that it is compulsory for every member of the ‘religion’ (read: system of absolute control that is Islam) to toddle off to the home of Islam and spend up large.
(Mt Arafat? Don’t ask me … and Google doesn’t know either. Bugger …)
Nice little earner if you can get it …