• jet@hackertalks.com
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    25 days ago

    The real tragedy is that many people coming up to the end of their life do the pilgrimage as a matter of urgency. “Now or never”.

    These are the most vulnerable people, who don’t have time flexibility to wait for better weather.

    • Treczoks@lemmy.world
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      25 days ago

      On top of that, they come cheap, like many people from Egypt did. If I understand this correctly, you can buy a kind of “Hadjj package” with hotel room, access to AC’ed facilities during the day, food and - most important - drink, and even medical supervision (or at least easy access to medical services). But of course you have to pay for this.

      So it is cheaper just to get a tourist visum and do everything outside those guard rails. With the results that this years Hadjj produced. A bunch of Egyptian travel agencies sold the cheaper variant, and then left their customers without any real support inside Saudi Arabia.

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    25 days ago

    Don’t walk across the desert in 125° and maybe you won’t die. You cannot fix dumb religious people