Sixty-Five Dead in Mecca Crane Collapse

(insert own “tragic/ let’s make Saudi Arabia glass” comment here)

At least 65 people were killed and scores were wounded Friday when a crane collapsed in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence authority said.

The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam’s holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month.

The civil defence authority announced the collapse and a series of rising casualty numbers on its official Twitter account. It said 154 people were wounded in the accident.

  • The mysterious will of Allah!

    • African

      My heart goes out for those Saudi victims in mecca crane collapse!

      • Al Molson

        Singing In the rain,lalalalalalalal.

    • the doctor

      Yes , Allah the Merciful strikes again ,Mussies blame the West .

    • Achmed

      It was probably a Mossad attack just like 9/11 was!

  • edlancey

    I thought it was “plane” for a moment…

  • Martin B

    What the Grand Mosque really needs is a Bacon Bomb.

    Take a MOAB, wrap it in bacon, and drop it on the Kaaba. After that evil stone idol has been vapourized, the nostrils of every Mohammedan in Mecca will be filled with the delicious aroma of bacon!

  • Clink9

    You would have a heart of stone to not laugh.

    • Or a huge block of stone.

      What? Too soon?

      • Shebel

        And they say they don’t worship false Idols- like a piece of stone.

  • ontario john

    Gee the muslims are preparing for their annual festival of satan and a crane crashes through their main mosque on 9/11 killing some demons. There is a God, and he is Christian.

  • Shebel

    The LORD works in mysterious ways

    • Canadian

      But VERY slowly. 68 is not a fair price for the 3000 of 9-11.

  • chayisun

    You DO know this is the work of the Mossad. No question about it. They control the banks and now the weather. Unfortunately only 65 or so. Well, that is 65 less……I wonder how the “imam’s” are gonna explain this one?

    When I first saw this article I have to admit I actually laughed. Not in a hysterical way but a laugh of satisfaction. OK a loud chuckle. And ya know what? It felt good.

    So, to all my muslim friends out there…..mohammad, along with allah seem to have been on vacation allowing such a thing to happen. Makes ya wonder, huh….

    • ontario john

      Could be global warming. Shut down the oilsands.

    • Clausewitz

      Must have been the Israeli attack dolphins.

      • Surele Surele

        must have

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    And on the anniversary of 9/11.

    Karma, bitches!!

  • Clausewitz

    I’ve seen Muslim engineers in action up close when I was in telecom. This doesn’t surprise me in the least.

  • Chris

    Stephen Harpers fault. Offer citizenship to all the peace loving, oppressed Saudis. Camel racing at Woodbine, and Wynne in a burka.

    • Blacksmith

      Well wynn in a burka is a definite plus.

  • phuque uguugle

    Only 65, better than none I suppose.<:o)

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The construction project was being done by the bin Laden family. There is a God of Justice.

  • Surele Surele


  • DMB

    Far too few for my liking. I would prefer at least 1,000 +. Oh well I will still give it an Allah Akbar to that!

  • Xavier

    Shapeshifting juice with the powers of Zeus.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good, now add 6 zeroes.

  • Mojo1961


    Allahu Snackbar! Allahu Snackbar! Allahu Snackbar!Allahu Snackbar!
    Allahu Snackbar! Allahu Snackbar! Allahu Snackbar!Allahu Snackbar!

  • Raymond Cameron

    What a waste: a crane accident and not one Russian joke…

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Saudi Arabia should be taking al those millions of invaders to the EU.

  • Gary

    Muslims see this as allah’s will, just as a child would die from choking while the parents are doing their prayers.

    Every bad thing is allah’s will , every jihad slaughter is to please allah.

  • Maggat

    Allahu Akbar, there is a god!