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Stampede kills hundreds at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Hundreds Dead in Hajj Pilgrimage

Elliot James , Contributing Writer September 30, 2015

What’s The Skinny? On Thursday, Sept. 24, during the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, hundreds were trampled during an enormous stampede. The event took place on the Jamarat bridge in...

Laurel McCormack presents part two of Saudi experience

Laurel McCormack February 23, 2011

  Misconception #3: Saudi women are oppressed, restricted, and downtrodden. My experience: Women’s struggles in Saudi Arabia exemplify the tension between a modernizing, educated society and...

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