(Male) Mecca pilgrims dressing up like women to try to sneak onto trains in Mecca

think “Mashair” is the name for the train system in Mecca. I think.

‘Commander of Haj forces in the Makkah police, Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz bin Othman Al-Souli announced the capture of violators at checkpoints who were trying to enter Makkah and the Holy Mashair in female clothing.
He confirmed to local media that around 123,950 people were turned back for not having Haj permits along with more than 36,000 vehicles that were not authorized to enter the Mashair, in addition to 1,340 who transported violators’

Eh, why not:

  • Like a bad Carry On movie – with Muslims.

  • Minicapt
    • Well, okay, but I don’t know what the word means. Perhaps the trains are named after something significant in Mecca?

      • Minicapt

        The scent of the atmosphere?


  • The burqa is strictly a comfort thing.

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      Not for those of us who have to share an elevator with them.

      • Well, yeah…

        Perhaps those burqas feel soft against their skin?

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir


    Did Muhamhead have trains in his time?

    So much for tradition, eh?

    The ‘Hajj’ is nothing more than an opportunity for the Saudis to make money on top of (oil) money.

    It’s not about religion. it’s about revenue.
    From Muhamhead’s time until now.
    I guess there is a tradition at work. 😉

  • Raymond Cameron

    “Mashair” is the combined name of the different “sacred places” in Mecca. These places are distributed over a rather large area and the train allows more pilgrims to be accomodated. More pilgrims means more money, of course.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Why not? Because the Saudis, who have been overseeing the hajj for less than 100 years, have a poor record of crowd control.

  • David Murrell

    Blaze, breaking news out of Saudi Arabia — that country that doesn’t allow women the right to vote — but hundreds of Mulims have died in a human crush, at the Haj gathering, near Mecca. Latest count this Thursday morning, 6 AM Eastern, is 310 dead.

  • ed

    mecca to-day haj crush 246 -dead mus-tards 0