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Old 24.09.2015, 15:51
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Ha ha.. I find this funny. Stampedes happen mostly due to the numbers and lack of crowd controls. It is not at all related to religion. So that's that
But there has to be a reason for so many people to be in one place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_stampedes

http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:...edbb40d36b335f
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Something about the differences in perceived spiritual ardour and devotion to religious practice between Muslims, Hindus and European Christians (with reference to the recent thread on the subject of Abraham and Isaac).

But I could be wrong.
The fundamental practice in all the religions is pretty much the same. Extol the Lord in a place of worship. Since Hindus and Muslims tend to congregate in large numbers in one place, the propensity for mishaps increases multi-fold. Nothing to do with religious beliefs. IMO.
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Which is?
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Which is?
Their religion.
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Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

I see a convincingly good argument to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia.
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Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Death count is now over 700; even deeply religious people must see the incongruity of so many pilgrims dying while visiting at a major religious event.
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Their religion.
except the links you provide list secular and non-secular activities in about equal proportion (using 20th century as the data set).


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December 30, 1903: The Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago
December 24, 1913: 73 people were crushed to death in the Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan. This event is considered the legal source for the often-cited First Amendment limitation of "falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater.
October 23, 1942: attack by RAF Bomber Command on Genoa
January 13, 1991: 40 people killed at a football match in Orkney, South Africa.
August 20, 1988: 2 people were crushed to death during a Guns N' Roses concert
June 27, 1992: More than 500 people were injured in Munich, Germany when the crowd at pop singer Michael Jackson's debut Dangerous concert became overwhelmed and began rushing at the barriers
October 16, 1996: 82 killed, 147 injured on a steep stadium stairway prior to a World Cup qualifying match between Guatemala and Costa Rica
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except the links you provide list secular and non-secular activities in about equal proportion (using 20th century as the data set).
I can't be bothered to count through them all, but it's clear a large proportion have happened at religious events. 2 million gather to throw some rocks at larger rocks. What can possibly go wrong?

Meanwhile, a Saudi prince has blamed this on "African Pilgrims". Exhibit number 10342 in the case to show that Saudi is the biggest shithole on earth.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mecca-eid-a...0-dead-1521050
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