244 Muslim Pilgrims Die in Hajj Stampede

244 Muslim Pilgrims Die in Hajj Stampede

Nearly 250 Muslim worshipers died in a hajj stampede Sunday during the annual stoning of Satan ritual in one of the deadliest tragedies at the notoriously perilous ceremony, in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam.

The devil-stoning is the most animated ritual of the annual pilgrimage and often the most dangerous. Many pilgrims frantically throw rocks, shout insults or hurl their shoes at the pillars — acts that are supposed to demonstrate their deep disdain for the devil. But clerics frown upon such action, saying it’s un-Islamic.

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