Saudi Prince Blames Black Africans For Hajj Stampede? 717 Dead So Far

Prince Khaled al-Faisal, the head of Saudi Arabia’s central Hajj committee has put the blame of the stampede outside the city of Mecca on ‘some pilgrims with African nationalities’.  This was reported by Saudi Arabia-owned Al-Arabiya TV news channel, International Business Times and other media agencies. At least 717 people have been killed in the crush while over 850 injured. It is feared that many Nigerians were crushed to death in the stampede. Pilgrims from several nations have died in the stampede, which happened when two groups of pilgrims arrived at a junction on Street 204 at the tent city of Mina for a traditional stone-throwing ritual.

Black pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.

Prince Khaled al-Faisal.

The controversial remarks of Prince Khaled were also repeated by the Saudi health minister, Khaled al-Falih, who was quoted by El-Ekhbariya television saying: “many pilgrims move without respecting the timetables [set by authorities, which was the] principal reason for this type of accident. If the pilgrims had followed instructions, this type of accident could have been avoided.”

 In other news, about 47 Iranian pilgrims have lost their lives and the Iranian officials are putting the blame squarely on Saudi Arabia accusing them of mismanagement and lack of safety. Said Ohadi, the head of Iran’s Hajj organization said the incident was as a result of the decision of the Saudi authorities to close two paths near the site where the symbolic stoning of the devil is done. He said on Iranian state television:

“Today’s incident shows mismanagement and lack of serious attention to the safety of pilgrims. There is no other explanation. The Saudi officials should be held accountable.”

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  1. We are always the fall guy of these Arabs! The so-called “whites” too don’t love us!! Worse still, we don’t even love one another as Africans!!! Remember xenophobic crises???? Africa Unite!!!!!!!

  2. What the prince is saying is bullshit,always the are showing racism on blacks,and the saudi government should held responsible,And I should advice saudi government to start reciting ISTIGFAR because of what they are doing,the should look back to the time of prophet Muhammad time and ask themselves of what did is contrary to those days time,

  3. Racism will never take you anywhere. We all have same red color, we will all die one day. Where is it written that white Africans or the so called Arabs will never die and leave their wealth on earth?

    I think some human race just don’t have brains to think, they are so brainwashed in their wealth and their color.
    If i may ask what is in color, yet you proclaim to spread God/ Allah’s message. Stop fooling yourselves.

      • It’s not about racism , its that Nigerians pilgrims are known to hold each other and stump on whoever is in there way. I’ve heard many people I know say the same when they went to Hajj.

  4. It is a shame, when something bad happens, we don’t need this blaming games. The authorities should check the history of incidents that has happened in the past and try to put up a better system

    • You rather have to think about your religion. every islam inwardly support beheading of Christians. Whiles Jesus Christ preached ‘love and pray for your enemies’ your stone-throwing-legacy-prophet preached hate and kill your enermies. Whiles Jesus preached ‘there is no marriage in heaven’. Your prophet promised seven virgins to whoever blows himself up and kill others he termed infidel. Is it not about time you look for why this difference in personalities and stop blaming equally ignorant blacks who follow the religion to mecca. The prince is as ””” as his ”””.

      • Muhammed Peace and blessings be upon him did not spread neither hate nor beheading, he simply spread love and peace ( ISLAM) and these ignorant blacks as your ignorant racist, empty head says they are allowed t follow or worship anything religion so get some knowledge before u comment.idiotic asshole

  5. I am not surprise the prince said that. Travel over the world and see what blacks go through.
    We don’t need to blame them, because the same thing happens among us, blacks of South Africa sees themselves superior to the rest in Africa, those in northern Africa sees themselves as Europeans and not African and those in America also sees themselves better the African blacks and portray them as monkeys on three, hungry and poor people. etc. It is time we love our uniqueness as blacks and treat each other as human, this will send signal to others about Africa.

    • It’s not blackamericans who created that image of Africa, just lke we didnt create the thug, bufoon, coon~like image of ourselves. I agree its pathetic that many accept and never question, and irs counter productive to our growth and development…but for sure we didn’t create it and for that matter have little control over the falsity.

    • We (black Americans) were brainwashed to believe Africa (the entire continent) was nothing but huts and savages. Just like Africans are taught that we are lazy criminals. The more of us that visit Africa and come back to share the knowledge, the more we realize we’ve been lied to and the harder we work to ensure our children don’t believe the same mess. Nowadays, we KNOW the misinformation was on purpose (to keep us separate from each other) and we KNOW better than to believe the lies about our brothers and sisters in Africa.

      I was in Morocco in March and next month, I’ll be visiting Nigeria, Tanzania, & Zanzibar. I’ll be back the following year to visit several more countries.

      Bottom line, we don’t think we’re better than blacks/Africans from anywhere else on this earth. We frequently say the only difference between blacks/Africans spread across the earth, is the boat stop (per the slave trade). We share the same ancestors.

    • You see, that’s what we are talking about, why mention the Nigerian Igbos? The Igbos are blacka like you, what then do you expect the whites and arabs to do to blacks?


  6. rubbish!These Saudis are true to type like all Arabs and so called whites.people leave their countries, travel long distances,spend money and all you can say is to blame them? let Saudis take the blame and compensate.l am in Cameroon

  7. Why are there so many deaths during all the Hajj I have known for decades or centuries?
    Is it some kind of sacrifice of the ignorant to something we don’t know? Beats my mind why thousands are dying each year during the pilgrimage, and it gets worse by the year.

  8. The last race I will ever want to be on earth if I should die and come again is arab. I prefer being black to being arab who still leave in the dark and stone age, so unethical and uncivilised. Imagine a region who still believe that peoples limbs should be cut of for committing a particular a kind of sin in this 21st century. Don’t worry good God’s people because their allah is not the same as our God and they are so blinded with ignorance that they don’t bother to look for the truth. Look at what is happening in Syria. They run to the west and yet claim that Boka haram. I want muslims to read Isaiah 17. Don”t say you don’t have bible. Just google Isaiah 17

  9. if I am ever given a chance to rule UK for just one day. Arabs will go back to their God forsaken country. David don’t let them in please. they will disturb our peace. I even believe that Europe and America are more comfortable with blacks than Arabs. Every terrorist is a muslem other than any other religion, why?

  10. You Africans need to stop follow a fraudulent religion Islam. Prophet Mohammed hated black people and said that if Muslims wanted to see what Satan looks like, look at a black man. Stay away from Islam. It is evil.

  11. I am a Muslim. I love my religion and I believe in everything my religion has taught me. Islam means peace. The pilgrimage is a pillar of Islam.. All these people that have passed away have died as martyrs… They went to meet our lord and our lord loved there coming to him.. So he called them closer.. Forever.. They are the lucky ones….

  12. This Guy is a shit who don’t know what ti blame take ur own responsibility pliz n leave racism aside Saudi ORIGIN IS BLACK Excuse my saudi sinners did it

  13. Africans are just so dumb to embrace that stupid Islam founded by a rapist, thief and killer. Every year those fools spend good money to run over to Macca to kiss Arab ass–like dumb slaves. They say colonialism is over. Heck no!

  14. Happy edd to all … and all are sad for the incident… the Honourable Prince views are right … in the photo itself one can clearly see how our hujjaj is climbing and others are following and noone can stop them and going there is nothing to do with haj rites .. even here in india 4-5 policemen dont came near them. Our respected full of energy hajis and other haj volunteers can very well contribute for smooth running… dua go … khamehujjaj 1966 .. 76

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