Report: Saudi Officials to Behead 28 Muslims for Holy Mecca Stampede
1,300 Muslims died in this year’s Mecca stampede. 28 more Muslims will join them.
The head of the Hajj pilgrimage committee blamed “Africans” for the deadly stampede in September that killed over from 700 to 1,300 pilgrims.
Saudi officials blamed pilgrims for not following the rules for the deadly stampede. Others blamed the convoy of the son of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the tragedy.
About two million Muslims from 180 countries arrived in Saudi Arabia this year for the annual pilgrimage.
The Saudis bulldozed the bodies after the deadly stampede.
Just like garbage–
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) September 26, 2015
The Saudi Kingdom will behead 28 Muslims who reportedly caused the stampede in Mecca last month.
While collecting bodies and providing medical care for the wounded of today’s incident in Mina have not ended yet, an Arabic media reported that 28 people who were involved in the incident to be executed tomorrow!
According to Beirut Daily al-Diyar it is so possible that the king of Saudi Arabia to order the execution of who caused this deadly accident.
“This religious decree will be issued immediately in Mina tomorrow; they will be charged with violating security issues and disobeying orders which claimed the lives of more than 1000 pilgrims and brought disrepute for Saudi authorities,” al-Diyar daily added.
It is important to say that so far Saudi authorities have refused to accept responsibility for the accident and blamed pilgrims for this event. So the authenticity of the news is uncertain.
At least 1,300 people have been killed and nearly 805 others injured in a crush during Hajj pilgrimage rituals outside Mecca.