Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12.09.2015, 01:46
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 7,516
Groaned at 164 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 8,532 Times in 4,674 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Hand of God?
Some reports say that lightning struck the crane! Link here.

Is this an omen?

Sad business for the workers and their families.

Hope the authorities get the Mosque repaired before the hajj. Or maybe the Wahhabi's will use it as an excuse to do what they have long wanted to do and bulldoze the Mosque. Centuries of Islamic architecture near the Grand Mosque have been bulldozed.

BTW, according to newspaper reports the crane belonged to the Bin Laden family.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12.09.2015, 01:50
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 4,769
Groaned at 91 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 12,705 Times in 4,143 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Tragic accident, RIP to all those who perished.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 12.09.2015, 01:53
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 19,028
Groaned at 333 Times in 258 Posts
Thanked 11,712 Times in 6,857 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Hand of God?
Some reports say that lightning struck the crane! Link here.

Is this an omen?

Sad business for the workers and their families.

Hope the authorities get the Mosque repaired before the hajj. Or maybe the Wahhabi's will use it as an excuse to do what they have long wanted to do and bulldoze the Mosque. Centuries of Islamic architecture near the Grand Mosque have been bulldozed.

BTW, according to newspaper reports the crane belonged to the Bin Laden family.






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


the 2nd largest construction company in the world, which is also involved in engineering and shipping
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:05
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 10,961
Groaned at 542 Times in 342 Posts
Thanked 10,566 Times in 5,406 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Allah has called another 220 Muslims up to heaven. Plus another 400 injured in a crush.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34346449
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:12
zurcherbaby's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Zürich
Posts: 93
Groaned at 8 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 119 Times in 50 Posts
zurcherbaby has no particular reputation at present
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Hand of God?
BTW, according to newspaper reports the crane belonged to the Bin Laden family.
it happened on 9/11 too...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:13
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,377
Groaned at 969 Times in 737 Posts
Thanked 38,592 Times in 12,093 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
A cleric said it was good news, as those killed in the act of the pilgrimage get an express train to heaven. I hope they haven't started doing these things on purpose.
Only you could twist a few words of comfort to grieving families into something as sick as suggesting that they might be killing pilgrims on purpose.

Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:20
Phos's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ZRH
Posts: 7,177
Groaned at 462 Times in 350 Posts
Thanked 9,364 Times in 4,926 Posts
Phos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Yes, it would be sick, and I hope those were words of comfort to grieving families. Just so many shocking things Reported from that region.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:26
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 4,769
Groaned at 91 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 12,705 Times in 4,143 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
A cleric said it was good news, as those killed in the act of the pilgrimage get an express train to heaven. I hope they haven't started doing these things on purpose.
Phos, for a Christian you don't always display the best qualities of one e.g. compassion. This was a human tragedy relating primarily to poor crowd control, would you make similar light of Hindu Pilgrims killed in the kumbh mela?
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:39
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 10,961
Groaned at 542 Times in 342 Posts
Thanked 10,566 Times in 5,406 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Only you could twist a few words of comfort to grieving families into something as sick as suggesting that they might be killing pilgrims on purpose.

Where do you stand on suicide bombers DB? Are you for the victims or for the bombers, or for both? I am wondering which higher moral route I should take.
Reply With Quote
This user groans at Sbrinz for this post:
  #10  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:40
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,377
Groaned at 969 Times in 737 Posts
Thanked 38,592 Times in 12,093 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Where do you stand on suicide bombers DB? Are you for the victims or for the bombers, or for both? I am wondering which higher moral route I should take.
WTF has this terrible accident got to do with suicide bombers?

Are you drunk, Sbrinz?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:45
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 10,961
Groaned at 542 Times in 342 Posts
Thanked 10,566 Times in 5,406 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
WTF has this terrible accident got to do with suicide bombers?
Because you are accusing Phos of something that is not very pleasant. Who appointed you to be the moral judge DB? I am asking for your advice, as you seem to be the judge in this thread.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:46
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,377
Groaned at 969 Times in 737 Posts
Thanked 38,592 Times in 12,093 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Because you are accusing Phos of something that is not very pleasant. Who appointed you to be the moral judge DB?
So what has any of this to do with suicide bombers?

What are you on about Sbrinz? You're not making any sense at all today.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 24.09.2015, 12:49
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: St Gallen Kanton
Posts: 640
Groaned at 143 Times in 97 Posts
Thanked 1,107 Times in 506 Posts
J2488 has a reputation beyond reputeJ2488 has a reputation beyond reputeJ2488 has a reputation beyond reputeJ2488 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Doesn't bloody matter who appointed who what.


This isn't the first time Phos has been accused of something 'not very pleasant'.




Besides, hardly an accusation when the evidence is right there. DB is right - why would Phos immediately jump to a theory like that? No one else did.


Unless...you know...Phos just really doesn't like muslims...
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank J2488 for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 24.09.2015, 13:06
Loz1983's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,061
Groaned at 294 Times in 171 Posts
Thanked 5,149 Times in 1,843 Posts
Loz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Muslims and Hindus, no one does a stampede quite like them. Why can't they just sit around eating chocolate eggs?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 24.09.2015, 13:20
Phos's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ZRH
Posts: 7,177
Groaned at 462 Times in 350 Posts
Thanked 9,364 Times in 4,926 Posts
Phos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Phos, for a Christian you don't always display the best qualities of one e.g. compassion. This was a human tragedy relating primarily to poor crowd control, would you make similar light of Hindu Pilgrims killed in the kumbh mela?
Okay. There are lots of ironies in life. I didn't create them. But you are right. It was bad taste and timing to post that. Homestly, I'm jist sometimes flabbergasted by some of the news that come out of that country.

I will retract, and sincere apologies for the offense.
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank Phos for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 24.09.2015, 13:22
Phos's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ZRH
Posts: 7,177
Groaned at 462 Times in 350 Posts
Thanked 9,364 Times in 4,926 Posts
Phos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond reputePhos has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Unless...you know...Phos just really doesn't like muslims...
Not true at all. i just abhor violence. Peace be with you.

Last edited by Phos; 24.09.2015 at 14:39.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Phos for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 24.09.2015, 15:24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 38
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 26 Times in 12 Posts
ValarMorghulis has no particular reputation at present
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Muslims and Hindus, no one does a stampede quite like them. Why can't they just sit around eating chocolate eggs?
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
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 24.09.2015, 15:26
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,377
Groaned at 969 Times in 737 Posts
Thanked 38,592 Times in 12,093 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
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
I suspect you might be missing his point somewhat...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 24.09.2015, 15:29
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 38
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 26 Times in 12 Posts
ValarMorghulis has no particular reputation at present
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
I suspect you might be missing his point somewhat...
Which was? (I indeed seemed to have missed the point!)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 24.09.2015, 15:39
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,377
Groaned at 969 Times in 737 Posts
Thanked 38,592 Times in 12,093 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Crane collapse in Saudi Grand Mosque kills at least one hundred

Quote:
View Post
Which was? (I indeed seemed to have missed the point!)
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Catholic church abuse: at least one youth castrated for 'homosexuality' jeroen International affairs/politics 1 19.03.2012 17:56
10 Worst and Best Foods At least one will surprise you… jhyn21 General off-topic 24 17.11.2010 20:44
Gunman kills one, wounds four at ABB power in Missouri Mrs. Doolittle Swiss politics/news 1 07.01.2010 21:33


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0