Thursday, January 12, 2006

Hundreds killed in Muslim Hajj stampede

Report from BBC NEWS | Middle East:
"At least 345 Muslim pilgrims have died in a crush during the stone-throwing ritual at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, officials say.

Hundreds of pilgrims have also been injured. A BBC correspondent at the scene in Mina saw dozens of bodies lined up on the ground.

The ritual has seen many lethal stampedes but the number of dead this time is the highest in 16 years."

What kind of religion kills its own in the name of worship?