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Arab haj pilgrims outraged at Saddam execution

Pilgrims in Mecca expressed outrage on Saturday that Iraqi authorities had chosen to execute former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on a major religious holiday, saying it was an insult to Muslims. Sunni Arabs at the haj were shocked at Saddam’s death which followed his conviction for crimes against humanity against Iraqi Shi’ites. Nawaf al-Harbi, a Saudi national speaking outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, said Saddam’s hanging during the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, was an insult to Muslims. Full Story

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