Saudi’s hajj chief blames African pilgrims for stampede that killed 70

The head of the committee which oversees the hajj pilgrimage has sparked outrage by blaming pilgrims of ‘African nationalities’ for the stampede which killed more than 700 people.

In what was the worst disaster in a quarter-century to strike the annual event, 769 people died two days ago when the stampede broke out in Mina, about three miles from Mecca, during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual.

The inflammatory comments come as authorities were heavily criticised for a perceived lapse in safety measures at what is one of the world’s largest pilgrimages.

  • That’s right, you Saudi douches. Blame the blacks for everything!

    • Frances

      Well, isn’t the Arabic word for ‘black’ same as that for ‘slave’?

      • tom_billesley

        The ‘abeed did it.

      • Yep.

        Ayaan Hirsi Ali confirmed that.

  • Martin B

    But but but Malcolm X said there’s no racism in Islam!

  • Hannita

    Whew! Not the ‘Joooos’ this time!

    • Raymond Cameron

      Give them time; it’s only been two days. But they usualy start with blaming The Joos.

      • marty_p

        This is one time they can’t blame the Joos – no Joos allowed in Saudi Arabia and no non Mo’s allowed in Mecca or Medina. So since this one rests strictly on the backs of the Mos – what’s 2nd best – blame the Svartzes. At least it’s more probable than a Jewish Jinn or invisible Israeli satellite rays.

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    • Surele Surele

      did you mean juice? they will. soon, pretty soon; one, two…

  • moraywatson

    Does this mean someone has room for 769 Syrian muslim “refugees”?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Someone heard there were fresh sheep to fuck.

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  • David

    Try this on for size.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Says an Arab proverb, “A black face begins a black day.”

  • Oh, is it Africans now? Last I checked it was the Iranians:

    • Or the ant-people.

      Don’t laugh. The Saudis might just blame them.