Timeline of incidents in the Hajj

1979 About 250 Saudi militants take over Grand Mosque in Mecca. More than 100 of the fighters and 127 Saudi troops are killed in a two-week siege.

1987 Around 400 people, mainly Iranian Shia pilgrims, are killed in clashes with Saudi security forces during anti-Western protests in Mecca.

1989 One pilgrim is killed and 16 wounded after a bomb explodes near the grand mosque. Saudi Arabia beheads 16 foreigners found guilty of planting the bombs.

1990 A stampede in a tunnel at Mecca causes the deaths of 1426 pilgrims, mostly from Indonesia and Turkey.

1994 A stampede near Jamarat Bridge in Mena kills 270.

1997 A fire kills 343 pilgrims and injures 1500 at camp in Mena.

1998 A stampede near Jamarat Bridge kills 119 when people fall of an underpass.

2001 A stampede near Jamarat Bridge kills 35.

2003 A stampede near Jamarat Bridge kills 14 people when pilgrims going in the opposite directions collide.

2004 A 27-minute stampede near Jamarat Bridge kills at least 251 during the stoning ritual.

2006 A stampede kills 345, the highest number in 16 years, 600 injured.


Hajj Pilgrims Told of War on Islam :: Understanding Islam :: HyscienceHajj Pilgrims Told of War on Islam. Topics: Understanding Islam … This of course includes terrorism, hate, violence, jihadism and the spread of …

Iranian hajj pilgrims shout “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” (Dec. 2007)

The Hajj: Terrorism Potential Abounds

By Fred Burton and Scott Stewart

Courtesy of Strategic Forecasting

More than 2 million Muslims from around the world are expected to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, that annual pilgrimage to Mecca that runs this year Dec. 18-21.

Because of the history of violence during the Hajj — some of it extreme — Saudi officials step up security during the period, and last week they concluded what they called the country’s largest-ever anti-terrorism security sweep — an operation that resulted in the arrest of more than 200 suspected al Qaeda militants. Riyadh said the operation was intended as a warning to militants who would seek to abuse the event and disturb the pilgrims. Because of past debacles during the Hajj, the Saudi government nowadays can be expected to deal with any militant activity quickly and harshly.

A mob of Muslim pilgrims enraged over flight delays to the Islamic holy city of Mecca stormed a plane at Kabul Airport and beat Afghani-stan’s aviation …

Hajj has frequently been marred by violence

The cleric who delivered the sermon Friday at the annual hajj pilgrimage had a simple request: God grant victory to Muslims fighting around the world.

TheReligionofPeace – Milestone: 5000 Islamic Terror Attacks.The Religion of Peace has been bombing, shooting, stabbing and blasting peace all over the …. With Hajj sermons using Jihad as an excuse for more Jihad, … 

Incidents during the Hajj – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia1.1 2006 stampede. 2 Fires; 3 Protests and violence; 4 Disease; 5 Al Ghaza Hotel collapse; 6 Official responses. 6.1 Casualties during the 2007 Hajj … 

Hundreds killed in Hajj stampede 

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 killed in stampede at pilgrimage

Up to 400 dead; ‘the bodies were piled up,’ witness says…

400 people were killed. More than 1,000 people were injured…

FEAR OF VIOLENCE OVERSHADOWS HAJJ United Press International; Feb 7, 2003; 941 Words 00-00-0000 Fear of violence overshadows Hajj WASHINGTON, Feb 07, 2003 (United Press … holy Islamic city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Saudi authorities have announced … unprecedented security measures for the weeklong Hajj celebrations that begin this weekend.

Ask The Imam – Jihad Is Better Than Hajj… Moderate islam will never condemn terrorism, because terrorism is moderate islam. Reality Bytes December 9th, 2007 at 2:37 pm. Let’s be clear here – Hajj is the poll tax we the infidels pay to Islam for its “protection” so since we are inferior to the Muslim, there is nothing we can do that would be as good as what they do, which is there Jihad. I think I’ll watch Planet of The Apes again tonight.

PeaceWatch #446 Terror at the Hajj… The fact that terrorist groups of any sort are operating at the Hajj has … in the Hajj (The greater pilgrimage), one of the five pillars of Islam, …


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