http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/25/world/middleeast/mecca-stampede.html?_r=0 So, more than 700 people died in Mecca during Hajj from stampede? And apparently this happens every year -- a few hundred get trampled to death every year during Hajj. Killed by collapsed crane, OK, accidents happen Killed by violent protests, OK, mob mentality of some screwed up few. Killed by infectious outbreak in a large crowd, OK, microorganisms win sometimes. But, trampled to death by supposedly peaceful masses on a holy pilgrimage? Really? Seriously? WTF? How many people have been trampled to death during midnight mass in St. Peter's basilica on Christmas Eve?