10 February 2006

Hajj Fiasco

We've been hearing snatches of stories about the problems with the pilgrims from Kyrgyzstan to the Hajj this year, but here's an article that summed things up nicely. Basically, too many tickets were handed out this year (7,500 instead of 4,500). Saudi Arabia limits the number of pilgrims from each country, so 4,500 was all that could go, no matter how many tickets were sold.

And to top it off, only 7 of the 90 legitimate busses from KG actually made it to Saudi Arabia. Some are stuck in Iran right now.

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