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Many Pilgrims Stone ‘Devil’ Bush in Haj Ritual

Haj pilgrims pelted stones at symbols of the devil on Friday, with many saying they were targeting President Bush and other world leaders seen as oppressing Muslims.  Last year, 250 people were crushed to death at Mena’s Jamarat Bridge, but so far new measures by the Saudi authorities have averted any stampedes. This year, more than 2.5 million Muslims streamed into the area for the stoning, meant as an act of purification and rejection of temptation. Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah, in a joint speech, urged Muslims to shun terrorism which they said meant “warring against God and his Prophet,” to follow Islam’s teachings of moderation and forgiveness and to unite.Full Story

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