In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the Muslim world celebrated. Now, a devastating attack of a seemingly supernatural kind has taken place in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, the largest mosque in the world and the same location to which Muslims make their hajj pilgrimage each year.
Sadly, 9/11 has become a celebratory holiday for devout Islamists. Even so-called moderate Islamic nations all over the world, including Palestine, had cheering in the streets, candy passed out to children, and praises of “Allahu Akbar” rang through mosques.
As the United States mourns the loss of their fellow countrymen, so Saudi Arabia will have a mourning of their own, but not because of any terrorism done by man.
CNN reports that at least 87 people were killed and 184 injured after an enormous crane crashed through the ceiling of the Grand Mosque on Friday.
Here are the events from another angle:
The catastrophic “act of God” was caused by high winds and thunderstorms that blustered through the city, creating a terrifying spectacle for thousands of worshipers.
Each year, Muslims make their compulsory hajj to Mecca, circling the Kaaba and praying for Allah to give them victory over the unbelievers.
Photos captured lightning bolts and ominous storm clouds just moments before the massive crane collided with the structure. Almost symbolically, the most sacred site in Islam was penetrated, killing over 60 followers of Allah in the process.