عرض كامل الموضوع : 'Guests of God' pay high price لـمضاوي الرشيد

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15-09-2015, 05:15 AM
'Guests of God' pay high price

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Trouble seems to have found this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca before the season even started. On Sept. 11, a huge crane being used in the ongoing expansion of the Mecca precinct collapsed, killing more than 100 pilgrims and injuring many others. The tragedy was so catastrophic that King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, promised a full investigation and visited the site of the accident and the injured. Like many other accidents in the past, this disaster brought to attention the contested nature of Saudi control over the holiest site of Islam. ط¨ط¥ط®طھطµط§ط±⎙ ط·ط¨ط§ط¹ط© The commercialization of the pilgrimage to Mecca has overshadowed the Saudi leadership’s goal of serving Muslims. ط¨ظ‚ظ„ظ… ظ…ط¶ط§ظˆظٹ ط§ظ„ط±ط´ظٹط¯ ظ†ط´ط± ط³ط¨طھظ…ط¨ط± 14, 2015