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Hajj

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  • Double standard? Charlie Hebdo hailed for free speech as dozens arrested for defending terror

    When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.
  • A look at biggest recent gatherings of humanity as pope draws record crowd to Manila Mass

    Philippine officials estimated that 6 million people either attended the Mass that Pope Francis celebrated Sunday in Manila's Rizal Park or watched his motorcade en route. That would be a record for any pope, but not for any event. A look at some of the...

    Travel agent charged in religious trip scam

    Travel agent charged in religious trip scam
    A 42-year-old Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating at least 50 customers out of about $525,000 spent on travel packages for an Islamic religious pilgrimage to Mecca, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan on...

    Scene of AirAsia victim's burial reveals family's deep loss: Close relatives were also aboard

    At the muddy gravesite where Hayati Lutfiah Hamid was buried, something was missing. Though around 150 villagers had gathered to lay the first identified victim of AirAsia Flight 8501 to rest, the people who would mourn her most were not there. Her...

    Scones and tea won't help Theresa Rebeck's 'Zealot' at SCR

    Scones and tea won't help Theresa Rebeck's 'Zealot' at SCR
    "Zealot," Theresa Rebeck's new play at South Coast Repertory, is set in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at the start of the Hajj, the annual holy pilgrimage that able adult Muslims are required to make at least once in their lifetime. But like most unconvincing...