At the holiest time, at the holiest place, this is what springs to their minds. I wonder what Obama’s grandmama thought if she heard it. Feel the love: “Iran pilgrims stage hajj protest,” by Adel Zaanoun for AFP, November 26 (thanks to dsinc):
ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia — Iranian hajj pilgrims carried out a peaceful protest without incident on Thursday as millions of Muslims amassed for the peak of the world’s largest annual pilgrimage.
Ignoring Saudi warnings against political activity, the Iranians chanted for Muslim unity and against the “enemies” of the faith in their camp at Arafat outside of Mecca.
“Death to America, death to Israel,” thousands of Iranians chanted inside a huge tent on the Arafat plain.
No Saudi security forces were evident as Ayatollah Muhammed Rishari, the representative of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the Iranian delegation.
“We need to be purified from our wrongdoings in this hajj,” he said in a statement.
“We need all Muslims, Sunni and Shiite, to be unified and focus on important issues: Al-Aqsa (mosque in Jerusalem), the occupation of Palestine, the problems in Iraq, the Afghan occupation, and the fighting between brothers in Yemen. We need be purified from all infidels.”…