Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Haj Ball with the Devil...

More than two million Muslims performing the haj pilgrimage entered the final stage of the rituals Wednesday, visiting the Grand Mosque in Mecca and stoning walls representing the devil one more time.

For a third day pilgrims threw stones at the Jamarat Bridge in the valley of Mena outside the Islamic holy city of Mecca, which has been the scene of numerous stampedes in past years, including one which killed 362 in 2006.
There was no word on whether the Devil was allowed to return throws.

Not important...instead, let's look at a curious trend:

2005--- 1,892,710 Muslims attended with 1,419,706 arriving from abroad.
2006--- 2,130,594 Muslims attended with 1,557,447 arriving from abroad.
2007--- Nearly 2.4 Million Muslims attended with over 1.6 Million from abroad.
2008--- "At Least" 2.4 Million Muslims attended with over 1.72 Million from abroad.

Anyone notice a trend:

Besides the fact that the overall participation is increasing can't miss that the participation from abroad is growing at a rate of about 100,000 per year.

Isn't immigration and the slow creep of Sharia influence just absolutely wonderful?