The following is an article worth reading on the titular topic.
The first part is interesting but pretty speculative while the second part speaks powerfully for itself about the nature of Islam and the dangers to Muslims from this demonic ideology.
A construction crane has crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 107 people and injuring nearly 400. The disaster was the result of a violent rainstorm that swept over the city.
For the past four years, a series of cranes have been used for a massive expansion of the northern area of the Grand Mosque. The work is part of a $10.6 billion project that, after completion, will allow it to house over 2.5 million worshipers.
The failure of the crane begs for comment on its incredible irony. The devastating crash occurred right on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. First, the crane was struck by lightning, and then it was blown over by a fierce thunderstorm that occurred in a nation that only gets two inches of rainfall each year. Also the owner of the crane is the Saudi Binladin Group; the family of the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
I looked at dozens of news stories on this event, and not a single news organization has dared mention the ironic nature of the situation. This is the type of willful ignorance that we have come to expect from a politician; “If I’m lying, may the Lord strike me dead.” (And then is promptly killed by a bolt from the blue.)
The press is certainly in one accord about the use of the word “holy” in covering all things related to Islam. The accident happened on a Friday, the “holiest day” of the Islamic week, in the “holy city” of Mecca, at the world’s “holiest” mosque in Islam. Of course, this incident happened two weeks ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage: the “holiest” Muslim holiday.
I find the Grand Mosque more spooky than holy. It has been the epicenter of an endless series of disasters. Here is a list of what I would call the less significant events:
December 1975: An exploding gas cylinder caused a fire in a tent colony and resulted in the deaths of 200 pilgrims.
November 1979: Over 500 young jihadists seized control the Grand Mosque. It took two weeks for a massive Saudi army effort to retake the Mosque. By the end of the fighting, 127 soldiers as many as 1,000 civilians lost their lives
July 1987: A clash between Iranian demonstrators and Saudi security forces brought death to more than 400 pilgrims and injury to thousands more.
April 1997: 343 pilgrims were killed and 1,500 injured in a tent fire that raged for two hours. Since then, all tents are required to be fireproof.
January 2006: A concrete multi-story building located in Mecca close to the Grand Mosque collapsed. The building, the Al-Ghaza Hotel, is said to have housed a restaurant, a convenience store, and a hotel. The death toll was 76 and the number of injured was 64.
A more significant and creepy list cites the calamities that have a direct link to the Stoning of the Devil Ceremony. As pilgrims pass by to throw small stones at pillars representing Satan, deadly stampedes have been a regular part of this ritual. Some notable incidents include:
July 2, 1990: A stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel (Al-Ma’aisim tunnel) led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims.
May 23, 1994: A stampede killed at least 270 pilgrims at the stoning event.
April 9, 1998: at least 118 pilgrims were trampled to death and 180 injured in an incident on Jamarat Bridge.
March 5, 2001: Thirty five pilgrims were trampled to death in a stampede during the stoning ritual.
February 11, 2003: The Stoning of the Devil ritual claimed 14 pilgrims’ lives.
February 1, 2004: 251 pilgrims were killed and another 244 injured in a lethal crush.
January 12, 2006: A stampede, during the ritual on the last day of the Hajj, killed at least 346 pilgrims and injured at least 289 more.
September 24, 2015: Over 700 pilgrims are killed in the crush at Mina; which is a crossroads on the way to performing the Stoning of the Devil ritual.
It’s not like the Grand Mosque is such a uniquely busy place where mass deaths are to be expected. On the list of the largest peaceful gatherings in history, the Islamic Hajj only ranks in the 17th place. Pope John Paul II had some gatherings that were twice as large, and there was no death angel that plagued his events. On every New Year’s Eve, one million spectators pack into Time Square. After the ball drops, everyone goes home in one piece.
The Saudi government has done everything humanly possible to prevent more tragedy. The Grand Mosque has a small army of security forces, and every new incident results in more safety measures. These untimely deaths keep coming because the spiritual head of Islam is Satan himself. Because Lucifer is also the god of this world, he is able to cover his tracks after each kill.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8 NIV).
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV).
It cannot be emphasised enough that Muslims are equally among the victims of Islam.
They need to hear about Jesus and get free.