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Can the Saudis be trusted with Hajj?

At least 465 Iranian pilgrims lost their lives during the stampede, which occurred after two large masses of pilgrims converged at a crossroads in Mina near Mecca during Hajj rituals on September 24, 2015.

A lot of Muslims from all different sects are upset about what is happening with Hajj. Whether management of Hajj or the destruction of religious heritage or the promotion of Wahhabism.

Many people think it is just Shias that are upset about the Saudis but it's not and many of the callers who called in were Sunnis who were disgusted by the religious sites that have been destroyed to make way for luxury apartments and in some cases public lavatories.

Some of the callers even had personal examples of how they themselves have been mistreated by Saudi authorities whilst on Hajj.

In this episode of the Comment we will discuss Saudi Arabia's monopoly in Hajj rituals and its detrimental effects on the Islamic world.

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