Muslim Pilgrims return from Bishwa Ijtema

Devotees return to central Dhaka after attending the final prayers of the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims congregated in Tongi, a township in the north of Bangladesh’s capital, as the first phase of this year’s Bishwa Ijtema, one of the biggest Muslim gatherings in the world, came to an end. Sheng Li/Reuters


There are a lot of very devout Muslims in the world. The Wiki entry on this gathering is here. These Muslims — Tablighi Jamaat — are a sort of Asian equivalent of the Muslim Brotherhood. They claim to have 20 million followers

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  • Exile1981

    Where is a good train derailment when you need one.

  • Censored_often

    With our current immigration policies and overcrowded GO Trains and TTC subway cars, that’ll be Toronto in the not-too-distant future.

    Well, at least the morning train from Brampton (Bramladesh) to Toronto.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    Bangladesh! Knew it just by looking at the picture.

    • Frau Katze

      Very overcrowded.