Hajj vs Moshpit

I, for one, do not believe hajj is the travel to Mecca, nor do I believe it happens during a certain months, simply because calenders are man-made. Anyway, before we get into a deadly discussion about hajj, I wanted to show you this.

These are roughly gathered online, but I don’t think it’s full of errors. The Hajj data were from wikipedia itself, listing deaths by year, cause and location.

  • Number of people who died in a moshpit from 1993-2006 were 10 (the first death was during a show by Motörhead). Some of these deaths had been reported from the Ozzfest, Wacken Open Air and by the band Limp Bizkit.
  • Number of people who died during Hajj in crowd-related accidents and stampedes from 1994-2006 were 1034. Not only that, but the overall deaths of hajj before the year 2007 were 2460 (as 1462 died in 1990 during a stampede in Al-Ma’aisim tunnel).

10 vs 2460.

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2 Responses to Hajj vs Moshpit

  1. Asfora says:

    that’s awful and scary 😦
    reminds me of the Hillborough Disaster in 1989 😦 http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/15/newsid_2491000/2491195.stm

  2. Ali says:

    People fight to go to Hajj, but how times ALLAH asked to perform Hajj. How much a Hajj cost ?
    People does even think to help the poor , but how times ALLAH insisted to help the poor ?
    A Hajj from Mauritius cost about $ 5,000 and about 1,000 people go each year ( apart Umra).
    $ 5 million spent on Hajj but not even a tenth for the poor ! ( Makes a much bigger figure in Rupees).
    And they think that going to Hajj will WASH them of their SINS, that why most people go to Hajj and ignore the poor.

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