Thursday, January 12, 2006

If it's January, it must be time for the annual Hajj stampede, in which Muslims making their pilgrimage to Mecca get carried away by the holiness of the moment and crush each other. This year's death toll appears to be at least 345. While it is still an impressive number, it pales in comparison to the 1426 that died in 1990.

It's this sort of reckless behavior that gives people the impression we Muslims are crazy. On the other hand, Christians are constantly being embarrassed by Pat Robertson, so I suppose it all evens out in the end.