December 17, 2007, - 3:22 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Wednesday is Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice, makring the end of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Every year, hundreds of Muslims on the hajj (hajjis and hajjas) are trampled to death in this religious rite. Yet another mark of just how peaceful the religion is.
In January 2006, for example, 362 hajjis were trampled to death (the Saudi government claimed it was only 345) by their oh-so-“peaceful” fellow Muslims. So, how high will the total deaths be for this year, come Wednesday night? Taking bets. How high will the natural selection toll be?
Since their religion is THE “Religion of Peace”–implying that ours are not, please tell me how many Christians are trampled to death by other Christians at Christmas Mass, every year? How many Jews are trampled to death at Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services?
Well, there have been Jews blown up at Passover Seders, as in the Passover Massacre of 2002 in Tel Aviv, Israel. But, then, the perpetrators of that were the usual suspects: the same religion that tramples its fellow co-religionists in Mecca.
Islam is often fatal. While that may be “peace” (of some sort), it’s “everlasting.”
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