Pilgrims Perform Devil-stoning Ritual

The pilgrims, clad in seamless pieces of white cloth, chanted “God is the greatest” each time they cast a pebble. Their snow-white garments symbolise equality, religious unity and pursuit of spiritual renewal.

I’m pretty sure they didn’t say, “God is the greatest.”

  • simus1

    Tell them allah himself has commanded you to remain in mecca for the time being and carry out his wishes and see what happens next holy missionwise.

  • Their snow-white garments symbolize equality, religious unity and pursuit of spiritual renewal misogyny, pedophilia, and world conquest.

  • Tweety58

    They are casting the rocks at a stone pillar which represents Satan.

    No biggie.Let’s not be petty.

    There are much more egregious things to criticize Islam about.

    • It’s not the ritual that bothers me, it’s the media’s ingratiating portrayal of Islam.

  • Maurice Miner

    “I’m pretty sure they didn’t say, “God is the greatest.”

    I think that Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) has soundly disproven the “God is great” formula – what he says is that the realistic and litteral interpretation of “Allah Ackbar!” is more “OUR God is greater than yours!”, rather than “God is great!”.

    It is simply a political cult, shielded by “religion”, for protection.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Every year after the Hajj there is a spike in polio across the Muslim world. So there’s that upside

  • roccolore

    This is how Muslims practice for when they stone rape victims.

    • Malcolm Y

      Ya gotta work the kinks out in the minors before you get to the big league.

  • deplorabledave

    ‘In 2015, hundreds of pilgrims were crushed to death in the ritual, a tragedy that triggered tensions between Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran.
    Some 769 Muslim pilgrims died in that stampede, according to Saudi official figures.”

    They were using front end loaders to move the bodies, shovelling them up like a load of gravel.