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Old Jul 15th 2013, 8:39 am
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Good luck with this...

"Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23298375
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Good luck with this...

"Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23298375
I suffered from Carlsbergvirus the other morning, guess I should have worn a mask!
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"Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23298375
1st acknowledged UAE victim as well now.
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So this isn't god's will then?
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http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health...ays-uae-doctor
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Pilgrimage is now such a huge movement of people from all over that you should expect an epidemic of weird viruses. When I worked in Jeddah we always expected to get "Haj Flu" at the time of the mass movement to the Holy City.
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Default Re: Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims over coronavirus

Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
Good luck with this...

"Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS coronavirus."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23298375
That is funny mate. This news you put up is from last years’s Haj!! I think you forgot to read the date. Next Haj will be in 9 months time, and in anyhow, it is not only during Haj that people gather in a huge number in that area, many Muslims all over the world go to Mekkah during the last ten days of Ramdan as well, and during that period the number of people easily reaches two millions.
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That is funny mate. This news you put up is from last years’s Haj!! I think you forgot to read the date. Next Haj will be in 9 months time, and in anyhow, it is not only during Haj that people gather in a huge number in that area, many Muslims all over the world go to Mekkah during the last ten days of Ramdan as well, and during that period the number of people easily reaches two millions.
Read the date it was posted you plank.

And as I actually live and work out here, do not patronize me....I know all about Mecca.
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So this isn't god's will then?
The proponents of organized religion will never publickly admit the truth because to do so would deprive them of a powerfull weapon/tool.
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The proponents of organized religion will never publickly admit the truth because to do so would deprive them of a powerfull weapon/tool.
If you are so enlightened, why don’t you tell us then what truth we need to admit??? I can’t remember you expressing your views clearly about your belief about God here on this forum!! I hope you are not scared to tell us what your beliefs are!!!
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RS,

After all this time,seems you remain blighted by bangorrhea....
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Default Re: Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims over coronavirus

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If you are so enlightened, why don’t you tell us then what truth we need to admit??? I can’t remember you expressing your views clearly about your belief about God here on this forum!! I hope you are not scared to tell us what your beliefs are!!!
He is not enlightened. He is basically saying anyone that believes in fairy tales is a twat.
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If you are so enlightened, why don’t you tell us then what truth we need to admit??? I can’t remember you expressing your views clearly about your belief about God here on this forum!! I hope you are not scared to tell us what your beliefs are!!!
I am Agnostic. I do not claim to know whether there is or isn't an all powerfull entity watching over us and interfering in human life either now or in the past.


My previous post was in response to Meow's post, because when I read the title of this thread I had the exact same thought as Meow.

So what excuse/mental gymnastics do religious Muslims give to the rationalist who will point to the cornovirus afflicting pilgrims and ask how come Allah allows his believers , who have converged in Saudi to worship him, to be afflicted by this virus? Allah is all powerfull and has directly interfered in human society in the past and Muslims endlessly claim actions and deeds as the will of Allah, so what's the deal here?

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I am Agnostic. I do not claim to know whether there is or isn't an all powerfull entity watching over us and interfering in human life either now or in the past.


My previous post was in response to Meow's post, because when I read the title of this thread I had the exact same thought as Meow.

So what excuse/mental gymnastics do religious Muslims give to the rationalist who will point to the cornovirus afflicting pilgrims and ask how come Allah allows his believers , who have converged in Saudi to worship him, to be afflicted by this virus? Allah is all powerfull and has directly interfered in human society in the past and Muslims endlessly claim actions and deeds as the will of Allah, so what's the deal here?
I hope you're not holding your breath...
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They most likely just want all the poor ones to stay away as there is not enough money made out of them.
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