Asra Nomani: “I Survived a Hajj Stampede”

In all of these incidents, spokesmen for the government blamed “divine” predetermination.

Unfortunately, the Saudis put forward a theological directive that to die in Mecca during the hajj is a “blessing,” and people will sometimes abandon personal safety for faith, creating dangerous situations for those like myself who aren’t particularly interested in dying. As a new mother on the pilgrimage, I knew that I didn’t want to lose my son to human caprice after I had overcome so much to bring him into the world. But I had chosen to take the risk, over the more sensible protests of my mother and friends.

Silly woman brought her baby, nearly got it killed.

UPDATE: Look, here’s another one. Are these people trying to get their babies dead?

  • Islam is collective insanity.

    • Petey the First

      “the government blamed “divine” predetermination.”

      It’s a Muslim thing.

  • Martin B

    Did this blind bitch have a vague idea of just how many fatal stampedes there have been at the hajj over her lifetime?

  • moraywatson

    She lost me at “hajj”.

  • Dana Garcia

    Hajj is an IQ test.

  • Blacksmith

    It must be all that inbreeding that makes them so stupid.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Every year after the Hajj there’s an uptick in polio cases across the Muslim world because they believe vaccines are a Jewish plot to make them impotent. So there’s a silver lining in that cloud.

  • FunkyWinkerbeans

    I liken this to the joke about 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea – it’s a good start.

  • ed

    the latest mus-tard death toll 1300