Hajj pilgrimage to the pagan idol of islam in the world's most racist, sexist and intolerant city and state may involve some additional evil
Throwing stones against non-believers.
The word Hajj may be traced to the Swedish 'haj' which now means shark but used to refer to a pole and which originally is an old Finno-Ugric word that later on entered Mideast and semitic languages such as Hebrew and its later derivative Arabic (much like the Finnish 'koti' and Sami 'khode'home are reflected in the Persian Khoda).
Deadly virus in Saudi Arabia, Qatar - and London. But BBC radio 4 keeps a low profile
Upcoming muslim hate pilgrimage to the black pagan stone idol (Kaba) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, may constitute the world's most dangerous gathering, when millions of people arrive from across the world and then return to their homes.
The virus, known as a novel form of Corona virus is related to the deadly SARS (birdflu) which emerged in 2002 and killed some 800 people and severly sickened ten times more. The new virus is different from any previously found in humans.
A man in Saudi Arabia has already died and a Qatari man who visited Saudi Arabia is about to die in London in a place that is kept secret.
Gregory Hartl (WHO): "This is now an international issue. The (Qatari) patient is still alive but, as we understand, in critical condition".
HPA (Britain's Health Protection Agency ) recommended the Qatari patient be treated in isolation by doctors and nurses wearing gowns, gloves respirators, goggles and other protective equipment.
Hartl: "We're asking for information from whoever might have seen such cases".
John Watson: "In the light of the severity of the illness that has been identified in the two confirmed cases, immediate steps have been taken to ensure that people who have been in contact with the UK case have not been infected.
WHO: The Qatari man first showed symptoms of an acute respiratory infection while he was in Qatar. He spent some time in intensive case in Qatar and was later flown to the UK where he was currently in a (secret) London hospital's intensive care unit, being treated for acute respiratory infection and kidney failure. Officials declined to name the hospital.
The World Health Organisation issued a global alert on Sunday saying a new virus had infected the 49-year-oldQatari man who had recently travelled to Saudi Arabia - where another man with a 95% identical virus had already died.