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Muslim Pilgrims Stone
Devil in Symbolic Hajj Rite

Associated Press, by Aya Batrawy

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/27/2012 11:39:30 AM

Millions of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia on Friday furiously cast pebbles in a symbolic stoning of the devil, carrying out a final rite of hajj, as Muslims around the world celebrated the start of Islam's biggest holiday, the Feast of Sacrifice. After stoning three walls symbolizing Satan in a rejection of sin and temptation, male pilgrims changed out of the seamless terrycloth robes of pilgrimage and shaved their heads, as a sign of renewal. Women — and those men who prefer not to undergo a complete shave — had a lock of hair clipped.

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Christians defeat the devil by not emulating him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Former lurker, 10/27/2012 11:44:02 AM     (No. 8967003)

What no independent women available for the honor?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 10/27/2012 11:45:11 AM     (No. 8967006)

What, they couldn't find a 16 year old girl to stone to death? Slackers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/27/2012 12:40:23 PM     (No. 8967167)

Ironic how they stone the devil in one ritual then walk around a building containing a stone and worship him in another.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 10/27/2012 1:06:19 PM     (No. 8967247)

Did it have a George W. Bush mask on it?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/27/2012 1:16:02 PM     (No. 8967271)

How many trampling deaths so far? I have the over in the pool.

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