Archive for February 1st, 2004

Muslim Melee at Satan Stoning Kills 300


MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — At least 244 people were trampled to death and
hundreds more hurt Sunday under the crush of worshippers in one of
the deadliest disasters during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi

The stampede occurred during the stoning of the devil, an emotional and
notoriously perilous hajj ritual. Pilgrims frantically throw rocks, shout
insults or hurl their shoes at three stone pillars — acts that are supposed
to demonstrate their deep disdain for Satan.

from the New York Times

Cannibal’s House of Horrors


For Dinner?


The most detailed article to date on jailed cannibal Armin
Meiwes, sentenced this week to 8 and a half years in prison by a German
court for the ritual killing and consuming of a willing dinner guest,
Bernd Brandes. The article contains numerous bizarre photos, like
this one of the dining room in the Meiwes mansion where Brandes was served,
and sparkling chat room repart? as cannibal and victim grew closer
their grusome consumation. To wit:

VICTIM: "Are you a smoker?"

CANNIBAL: "Yes, but my teeth are still pretty white."

VICTIM: "That’s good, I smoke, too. I hope you like smoked meat."

CANNIBAL: "Just bring yourself for breakfast."

Not for the faint of heart. From News of the World