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    This year Thanksgiving was rated a less important holiday than last year, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday. In 2020, 46 percent of Americans ranked Thanksgiving as one of the “nation’s most important holidays.” That number has tumbled five points to 41 percent in 2021. But only 11 percent believe Thanksgiving is “one of the least important, while 45% rate it somewhere in between.” The polling results come as America celebrates its 400th Thanksgiving, 401 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock to escape religious persecution in Europe. Breitbart News’s Rebecca Mansour writes about Thursday’s momentous celebration: If this fact is news to you, I’m not surprised. After all, there was very little fanfare last year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, an event which President John Quincy Adams described as the “birthday” of our nation. But that seminal moment in world history passed with barely a mention. This year, you’ll see more about the inflated price of Thanksgiving dinner than about the 400th anniversary of the holiday. And while it’s...
    This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by our Pilgrim fathers and mothers in 1621. If this fact is news to you, I’m not surprised. After all, there was very little fanfare last year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, an event which President John Quincy Adams described as the “birthday” of our nation. But that seminal moment in world history passed with barely a mention. This year, you’ll see more about the inflated price of Thanksgiving dinner than about the 400th anniversary of the holiday. And while it’s true that Bidenflation has made this year’s turkey feast the most expensive in living memory, no one who knows the true history of the first Thanksgiving can ever doubt that the Pilgrims paid a greater price for their meal than anything we ever will. But you would have to know their story to understand that. And these days, the Pilgrims are being airbrushed out of our cultural memory. The Pilgrims’ Progress from Heroes to Villains The same wokesters who...
    Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' voyage to Plymouth will be celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic with a “remembrance ceremony" with state and local officials and a museum exhibit in Plymouth, England. An autonomous marine research ship named “The Mayflower" has been equipped with an AI navigating system that will allow the ship to trace the course of the original journey without any humans on board. Yet as a scholar of early 17th-century New England, I've always been puzzled by the glory heaped on the Pilgrims and their settlement in Plymouth. Native Americans had met Europeans in scores of places before 1620, so yet another encounter was hardly unique. Relative to other settlements, the colony attracted few migrants. And it lasted only 70 years. So why does it have such a prominent place in the story of America? And why, until recently, did the more troubling aspects to Plymouth and its founding document, the Mayflower Compact, go ignored? Prophets and profitsThe establishment of Plymouth did not occur...
    CNN anchor and SiriusXM podcster Chris Cuomo went off on a rant about Thanksgiving and other occasions that have become objects of scrutiny over their problematic historical contexts. On the latest edition of his Let’s Get After it with Chris Cuomo podcast, Cuomo professed his love for the Thanksgiving holiday and railed against the “woke folks” who evaluate it and other historical celebrations within often ghastly historical context. And for good measure, Cuomo riffed much of it in the style of a beat coffeehouse poet. Cuomo began by telling producer Vicki Vergolina that Thanksgiving is his “favorite holiday,” and added In fact, it’s really the only one I really like, I like Easter also in terms of like religious, like, that’s the one for me. I love the message of rebirth and renewal. Boy, do we need that shit.” “Christmas doesn’t do it for me. Halloween, candy, New Year’s, depressing,” he continued. “Isn’t that also a rebirth and renewal?” Vergolina asked. “Well, it can be,” Cuomo said, then darkly added “But you know, it’s like one of the highest suicide points...
    The Change.org effort, "End Thanksgiving Insult to Native Americans," which was started by Randy Kritkausky, has more than 50,000 signatures and calls on the Journal to censor the account from Morton and Bradford about what the Pilgrims faced because it "is full of disdain and racism towards indigenous people." From the petition:The passage includes lines such as, “What could they see but a hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wilde beasts and wilde men?" The pilgrim writes that they were separate from “all the civil parts of the world."The Wampanoag indigenous people saved the colonists from starvation and death, a story that our nation now celebrates as Thanksgiving. But even more than this disturbing lack of gratitude is the notion that there were no civilized people in the Americas. This world view generated centuries of genocidal practices that eliminated 90% of the indigenous population, my ancestors.And indigenous people are still experiencing lethal prejudice. Just this year we learned about more than 1,300 unmarked graves at residential schools in Canada. We know that thousands of indigenous children died of abuse, neglect...
    Senator Ted Cruz slammed MSNBC for touting an  anti-Thanksgiving message in an essay it aired over the weekend which blamed Pilgrim settler for 'white supremacy' in America. Cruz (R-Texas) wrote a snarky tweet in response to the essay, which claimed the holiday was a 'day of genocide and violence'. '@MSNBC corporate message: Thanksgiving sucks. Come for the lies; stay for the anti-American hate,' he tweeted. The MSNBC segment - featuring Gyasi Ross, who is Native American - argued that white people have an inaccurate perception of Thanksgiving and blamed the Pilgrims for the racial inequalities impacting the United States now.  The essay aired as protestors assembled across the nation in response to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, who had been on trial after he killed two white men and injured another last August during a Black Lives Matter protest in Wisconsin. The teen argued he did so in self-defense.   Senator Ted Cruz slammed MSNBC for touting anti-Thanksgiving message in an essay they aired over the weekend telling the 'real story' of the holiday In an MSNBC segment over the weekend, Gyasi Ross,...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Fans at a Houston music festival surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, triggering panic in the crowd and leaving at least eight people dead and many more injured, authorities said. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters in recent decades:Dec. 3, 1979 - Eleven people are killed as thousands of fans rush to get into a concert by The Who at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.Oct. 20, 1982 - Sixty-six people die in a crush of fans leaving a UEFA Cup match between Spartak Moscow and Haarlem, of the Netherlands, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.May 28, 1985 - Thirty-nine people died in fan violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus at Heysel Stadium in Brussels.March 13, 1988 - Ninety-three people are killed when thousands of soccer fans surge into locked stadium exits to escape a sudden hailstorm in Kathmandu, Nepal.April 15, 1989 - Ninety-seven people die and hundreds are injured in a crush of fans at overcrowded Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. One victim died this...
    HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Fans at a Houston music festival surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, triggering panic in the crowd and leaving at least eight people dead and many more injured, authorities said. Here’s a look at some of the major crowd disasters in recent decades: Dec. 3, 1979 — Eleven people are killed as thousands of fans rush to get into a concert by The Who at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati. Oct. 20, 1982 — Sixty-six people die in a crush of fans leaving a UEFA Cup match between Spartak Moscow and Haarlem, of the Netherlands, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. May 28, 1985 — Thirty-nine people died in fan violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus at Heysel Stadium in Brussels. March 13, 1988 — Ninety-three people are killed when thousands of soccer fans surge into locked stadium exits to escape a sudden hailstorm in Kathmandu, Nepal. April 15, 1989 — Ninety-seven people die and hundreds are injured in a crush of fans at...
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday, but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the hajj for a second year running. What once drew some 2.5 million Muslims from all walks of life from across the globe, the hajj pilgrimage is now almost unrecognizable in scale. The pared down hajj of this year and last due to the COVID-19 outbreak not only impacts the ability of people outside Saudi Arabia to fulfil the Islamic obligation but also the billions of dollars annually that Saudi Arabia draws from being custodian of its holy sites. The Islamic pilgrimage lasts about five days, but traditionally Muslims begin arriving in Mecca weeks ahead of time. The hajj concludes with the Eid al-Adha celebration, marked by the distribution of meat to the poor around the world. This year, 60,000 vaccinated Saudi citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia have been allowed to perform the hajj due to continued concerns around the spread of the coronavirus....
    The world's first fully autonomous ship is set to make its maiden voyage across the Atlantic next month. Inspired by the ship that brought the Pilgrims to North America, 'Mayflower 400' will be guided by artificial intelligence rather than a human crew.  If all goes well, it will depart from Plymouth, England on May 15 and arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts, about 3,000 miles and two weeks later. The original Mayflower, which transported 102 Pilgrims and other passengers, took 10 weeks to reach its destination in 1620. Mayflower 400 was set to embark on its transatlantic cruise last September for the Mayflower's 400th anniversary, but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Scroll down for video Mayflower 400 is set to embark on the first transatlantic voyage by an autonomous ship on May 15, 2021. Its voyage was originally set for September 2020, the 400th anniversary of the landing at Plymouth Rock, but it was postponed by the pandemic The 50-foot trimaran will take roughly the same route as its ancient predecessor, only it won't carry any passengers or crew. The Pilgrims...
    ISRAEL has seen one of its worst peacetime tragedies after 44 people were crushed to death and 150 injured today (Friday April 30, 2021). The disaster unfolded at the festival of Lag B'Omer in Meron, just after midnight. Thousands packed onto Israel's Mount Meron for the largest gathering held in the country since the Covid outbreak began. 344 people were crushed to death and 150 injured at a festival in Meron, Israel on Friday, April 30, 2021Credit: Alamy What caused the stampede in Israel? At least 44 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt in a stampede after midnight on Friday (April 30, 2021). It took place at a mass gathering where crowds were celebrating the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron. The chaos reportedly ensued when attendees slipped on a narrow metal walkway as thousands tried to leave - causing the deadly crush as bodies piled into each other, injuring at least 150. An early police investigation revealed that the slip created a "human avalanche", Ynet news reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident...
    (CNN)Hindu devotees packed the streets of Haridwar, in northern India, on Monday for the largest religious pilgrimage on Earth, in scenes that defied social distancing rules just as Covid-19 infections soared in the country.As many as 5 million visitors were expected to descend on the city Monday -- an auspicious day in the ongoing Kumbh Mela religious festival, which was delayed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the festival, devotees wash away their sins in the river's sacred waters, which are believed to turn into "amrita" -- the nectar of immortality -- on auspicious days like Monday. At least 650,000 people had already taken a dip in the river by early Monday, according to police Insp. Gen. Sanjay Gunjyal. Throughout the day, there will be an estimated 11,000 to 18,000 people in the water at any time, spread across the 15 main riverbanks, said Mukesh Thakur, a senior police official. Hindu devotees prepare to take a holy dip in the Ganges River in Haridwar, India, on April 12.The massive crowds are causing concern as India struggles to contain...
    An autonomous version of the historical Mayflower ship that's powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is set to make is maiden voyage across the Atlantic next month. On April 19, Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will depart from Plymouth, England and arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts about 3,000 miles and two weeks later.  The original ship, which transported 102 passengers known as the Pilgrims, took 10 weeks to reach its destination in the autumn of 1620.  The new 50-foot ship, which won't carry any human passengers or even crew, will roughly take the same route as its predecessor.   When they set sail from Plymouth, England, on September 16, 1620, the Pilgrims were escaping religious persecution and sought to establish a settlement in the New World.  Just over 400 years later, the MAS will gather critical scientific data about the ocean', powered by AI and solar energy. Scroll down for video  MAS (pictured) relies on an onboard AI Captain which uses computer vision, automation software and Watson technology - IBM's most notable AI platform. The ship's operators tell the Mayflower where they want it to go and...
    This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, an event which President John Quincy Adams described as the “birthday” of our nation. You might expect this seminal moment in world history to be commemorated with great fanfare. But don’t get your hopes up. Even if the coronavirus hadn’t cancelled the celebration, the left’s cancel culture would have. The same wokesters who are busy toppling statues and banning literature have unfairly maligned our Pilgrim fathers and reframed the history of the nation they founded. “There appear to be few commemorations, parades, or festivals to celebrate the Pilgrims this year, perhaps in part because revisionist charlatans of the radical left have lately claimed the previous year as America’s true founding,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said last week in a speech honoring the Pilgrims’ 400 anniversary. The “revisionist charlatans” he was referring to are the authors of the New York Times’  “1619 Project,” which commemorates the year that the first ship arrived in the Virginia colony carrying African slaves. Recognizing the significance of the 400th anniversary of the...
    Earlier this week, on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh continued his annual tradition of telling the “true story of Thanksgiving.” According to Limbaugh, the story of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock had been mischaracterized over the years, and the real story of the Pilgrims’ success is their rejection of socialism. Transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): LIMBAUGH: So my second book was “See, I Told You So.” The first book is “The Way Things Ought to Be” and the second book is “See, I Told You So.” “Chapter 6, Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving.” Now, normally what I do is simply read from my first book. But there has now been another book added in the Rush Revere series, and the first Rush Revere book is Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. These are children books that were written to help young people get the true stories of America’s founding because so little of it is actually correctly taught. In the children’s book version, Rush Revere...
            by Rick Manning  November of 1621 marked one-year in the New World for a band of what began as 35 English religious separatists and 67 entrepreneurs who had landed on the shores of New England. In their first winter, harsh conditions and diseases like pneumonia and scurvy led to the death of forty-five of the original 102. In keeping with an almost fifty-year-old English tradition, the remaining settlers along with some Wampanoag Indian tribe members came together for the first Thanksgiving feast.  But rather than the bounty that we often see depicted in pictures, the situation for the English colonists was actually quite dire. According to William Bradford, the Governor of Plymouth for its first thirty years and author “Of Plymouth Plantation,” prior to sailing for the New World, the Pilgrims and the entrepreneurs signed a seven year contract stipulating that, “all profits and benefits that are got by trade, traffic, trucking, working, fishing, or any other means of any person or persons” shall be pooled for the common benefit. That’s right, the Pilgrims started...
    When most Americans think of the first Thanksgiving, many likely think of the Mayflower Pilgrims gathering outdoors with Native Americans for a grand feast of turkey, bread, and colorful fall vegetables. But as the country gears up for an unfamiliar holiday season amid a global pandemic, the real history behind this uniquely American tradition resonates differently this year.  PAULA DEEN REVEALS THE SECRETS TO A PERFECT THANKSGIVING MENU Fox Nation's new Thanksgiving special, "A Very Nation Thanksgiving" explores the little known hardships and hurdles faced by the Pilgrims on their passage to the New World, and focuses on their spirit of gratitude, strength, and perseverance despite the devastating losses they sustained.  In September 1620, the Mayflower set out from Plymouth, England with 102 passengers aboard. Some were fleeing religious persecution, others were seeking prosperity. All were looking for the chance to build a new life. Two months later, the ship made an initial landing on Cape Cod, Mass., before establishing Plymouth Colony. Within a year, nearly half of the new arrivals had died.  The Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that brought the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in...
    Like nearly every holiday or commemorative event in 2020, celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the historic Mayflower voyage were canceled or postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The nation this month was set to mark the anniversary of arguably one of the most important dates in American history, the day the first pilgrims arrived from England to what we now know as Plymouth, Massachusetts on November 21, 1620.  Dozens of events had been planned by Plymouth 400, Inc, a nonprofit in charge of organizing celebratory programs, before being pushed back to 2021 earlier this year. The renovation and subsequent trans-Atlantic voyage of the Mayflower II, a replica of the 17th century ship, has been also delayed until next year.  Yet, the anniversary of what many would argue marked the founding of the nation, has been met with little fanfare elsewhere, during a year marred not only by a pandemic but by nationwide unrest over systemic racism.  November 21, 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the day the Mayflower arrived at what we now know as Plymouth, Massachusetts....
    Rebecca Locklear, 64, a 12th-generation Cape Codder, is a descendant of four of the families who arrived on the Mayflower in November 1620. She worries that society today, “is put into groups that are supposedly in a struggle against one another, rather than looking for commonality” — a view that opposes “the more open, inclusive society that the signers of the Mayflower Compact envisioned.” Keith Whitaker, 49, in Tucson, is a descendant of Plymouth’s stalwart professional soldier, Myles Standish, and grew up admiring the “courage, determination, and propensity for hard work” of the Pilgrims who settled this nation. But in school he was taught that America is “the source of war, racism, consumerism and general vulgarity.” Locklear and Whitaker both wrote to me after they read my recent New York Post essay, “This American Lie.” In it, I argued that The New York Times’ 1619 Project — which links the beginning of our country to the arrival of the first slaves on our shores in 1619 — is completely wrong. Instead, the Pilgrims’ signing of the Mayflower Compact in 1620...
    Although the reasons and the way of pilgrimage have changed a lot over the years, the truth is that the Camino de Santiago has been traveled almost without interruption since its origin, in the 9th century. The Jacobean route is, together with Jerusalem and Rome, one of the great pilgrimage routes of the Christian world. His physical goal is still the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, although there are many non-believers who travel this route for other reasons. Get in shape, meet people, improve yourself, learn to live with the minimum, enjoy nature and culture … these are some of the reasons that push many people to embark on the Camino de Santiago. The atmosphere of solidarity found among the pilgrims It is also another of the great rewards of the Camino, according to the Santiago Ways company. This start up has found that in the last ten years, some two million people have followed the Way, coming from all continents. In addition, during the Jacobean years (the next one will be 2021), the influx of...
    The Mayflower is one-step closer to sailing from England to Plymouth – but this time it will be without a crew. Powered artificial intelligence, the autonomous ship is set to start trials in England and will be unveiled on September 16 in honor of the 400th anniversary the original vessel made its journey in 1620. The Mayflower will undergo several trips and missions over the next six months before it makes the more than 3,000 mile expedition across the Atlantic. The robot craft was set to embark on the journey next week, but has been delayed until April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Scroll down for video  The Mayflower is one-step closer to sailing from England to Plymouth – but this time it will be without a crew The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), first revealed in 2017, is powered completely by reusable energy, mainly solar power, and made in partnership with University of Plymouth, autonomous craft specialists MSubs and public charity Promare which promotes marine research and exploration throughout the world. The craft is more than 100 feet...
    Muslim pilgrims maintain social distancing as they circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on July 29, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via Reuters Less than 1% the usual number of Muslims performed their annual pilgrimage to Mecca this week amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pilgrims had to apply through an online portal and verify they didn't have any coronavirus symptoms or terminal illnesses before going. Attendance was limited to only 10,000 people who were already residing in Saudi Arabia, compared to the usual 2.5 million visitors that Mecca sees every year. Scroll down to see photos of mask-wearing and social-distancing pilgrims attend the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A few thousand Muslims gathered in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — but under strict health restrictions. While Mecca — the holiest city for Muslims — usually sees around 2.5 million pilgrims from all over the world during this time, attendance this year was limited...
    MUSLIMS across the globe have been taking part in coronavirus safe celebrations for Eid al-Adha. While some countries, like Kosovo and the United Arab Emirates, have closed mosques for Eid prayers, others have chosen to allow celebrations to go ahead. 10Muslims perform the Eid al-Adha prayer while keeping social distance at the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in IstanbulCredit: Getty Images - Getty 10Worshippers with masks inside the mosque Credit: AP:Associated Press 10Pilgrims wearing face masks and keeping social distanc during the annual hajj pilgrimage Credit: Ministry of Media This year's celebrations began yesterday evening and finished on August 3. The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque was hosed down with the threat of coronavirus still a major global concern. The cleaning process followed a big congregation at the Mosque sharing noon-prayers ahead of the holy day. In Indonesia - home to the worlds’ largest population of Muslims - people were allowed to attend Eid prayers in mosques under strict health guidelines. Worshippers were required to bring their own prayer mats and pray several feet apart from one another. They must wear masks and...
    Only the quick thinking of the first mate saved John Howland when a towering wave swept him from the ship’s deck. The young seaman managed to grab a halyard as he plunged into the sea, but it wasn’t enough to stop him being dragged underwater and smashed against the side of the ship. Just as Howland’s lungs were bursting and it seemed all over for him, the first mate grasped the end of the rope and pulled him to safety with the aid of a boathook. The Pilgrim Fathers landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620 after more than 90 days at sea The lucky lad was bundled into the hold, where he lay bruised and bleeding, his skin shredded by the barnacles on the hull. Howland’s battered body was a reminder — if one were needed — of how perilous life was for the voyagers, who had cowered below deck while the storm raged above. The ship’s destination was America. Its name was the Mayflower. On board were crammed an incongruous mix of adventurers eager to seek their fortunes...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Pilgrims in masks arrived on Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near the holiest place in Islam, to pray and repent for their sins on the most important day of haj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Arabia Saudi. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over all aspects of this year’s pilgrimage, which in 2019 brought together 2.5 million Muslims worldwide on Mount Arafat, where the prophet Muhammad offered his last sermon almost 1,400 years ago. This year, very few pilgrims were able to participate in the haj due to numerous restrictions to limit the possible spread of the coronavirus. The Saudi government has not released a final figure on this year’s number of haj pilgrims, although it indicated it would be between 1,000 and 10,000 people. All participants this year are citizens or residents of the country. In recent years, a tide of pilgrims dressed in simple white cloth began to gather on Mount Arafat before dawn and remained there until nightfall, spending the day in deep contemplation and prayer....
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Pilgrims in masks arrived on Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near the holiest place in Islam, to pray and repent for their sins on the most important day of haj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Arabia Saudi. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over all aspects of this year’s pilgrimage, which in 2019 brought together 2.5 million Muslims worldwide on Mount Arafat, where the prophet Muhammad offered his last sermon almost 1,400 years ago. This year, very few pilgrims were able to participate in the haj due to numerous restrictions to limit the possible spread of the coronavirus. The Saudi government has not released a final figure on this year’s number of haj pilgrims, although it indicated it would be between 1,000 and 10,000 people. All participants this year are citizens or residents of the country. In recent years, a tide of pilgrims dressed in simple white cloth began to gather on Mount Arafat before dawn and remained there until nightfall, spending the day in deep contemplation and prayer....
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Pilgrims in masks arrived on Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near the holiest place in Islam, to pray and repent for their sins on the most important day of haj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Arabia Saudi. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over all aspects of this year’s pilgrimage, which in 2019 brought together 2.5 million Muslims worldwide on Mount Arafat, where the prophet Muhammad offered his last sermon almost 1,400 years ago. This year, very few pilgrims were able to participate in the haj due to numerous restrictions to limit the possible spread of the coronavirus. The Saudi government has not released a final figure on this year’s number of haj pilgrims, although it indicated it would be between 1,000 and 10,000 people. All participants this year are citizens or residents of the country. In recent years, a tide of pilgrims dressed in simple white cloth began to gather on Mount Arafat before dawn and remained there until nightfall, spending the day in deep contemplation and prayer....
    The pilgrimage to Mecca, the hajj, will begin on July 29th. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be reserved for worshipers living in Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities announced on Monday July 20 that the hajj in Saudi Arabia will begin on July 29, reports the site 20 Minutes. “The pilgrims’ meditation on Mount Arafat, the highlight of the pilgrimage, will take place on Thursday,” the official Saudi press agency SPA reported. This date changes according to the position of the moon every year. Due to the coronavirus, the pilgrimage to Mecca will be reserved for the faithful living in Saudi Arabia, compared to more than 2.5 million Muslims in 2019. According to the Hajj Ministry, the ritual will be represented by foreign residents (70%) and Saudi citizens (30%). These will be chosen from among security personnel and professionals who have been contaminated and have already recovered from the Covid-19. Each year, the pilgrims generate nearly 10.6 billion euros in the kingdom. This year, the latter faces a huge shortfall, reports 20 Minutes. >>> Read also: Pilgrimage to Mecca: WHO...
    LThe authorities in Saudi Arabia announced today the protocols that will govern during the pilgrimage to Mecca, the main sacred site of Islam, which will not be postponed despite the coronavirus pandemic. but yes iIt will include the obligatory use of masks and the use of sterilized stones for the ritual in which the demon is symbolically stoned in the Kaaba. The Saudi National Center for Disease Prevention and Control stated that pilgrims may not enter into physical contact with each other and entry to Arafat, Mina and Muzdalifá will be prohibited from July 19 without a pilgrimage permit. Also, if any pilgrim shows symptoms of coronavirus during the pilgrimage, you can only complete it if a doctor authorizes it and if you show any symptoms before the start, you will not be able to start the pilgrimage until you are recovered. The Saudi authorities have further determined that pilgrims who come to the meeting points will have to respect social distancing, while they will use single-use water containers to avoid contagions, according to the Saudi Gazette newspaper, in relation...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. More than two million Muslims perform the pilgrimage annually.FactsJuly 28, 2020 - The Hajj pilgrimage is expected to start with a limited number of pilgrims due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic (dates may vary slightly for different countries depending on the sighting of the New Moon). READ: A Journey through Hajj, Islam's special pilgrimageHajj, Hadj or Hadjdj - the spelling HAJJ is the preferred CNN style.Read MoreOther FactsPerforming Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam.Islam requires every Muslim who is physically and financially able to make the journey to the holy city of Mecca at least once in his or her life.JUST WATCHEDWhat is the Hajj pilgrimage?ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHWhat is the Hajj pilgrimage? 01:46Hajj occurs two months and 10 days after Ramadan ends, during the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah.The height of Hajj corresponds with the major Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha, which commemorates Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son on Divine orders.The pilgrimage, conducted over five days, includes numerous detailed rituals including wearing a...
    SAUDI ARABIA has banned pilgrims entering the country for Hajj this year in an attempt to curb coronavirus. For Hajj 2020, the kingdom will only allow a limited number of citizens and residents inside the country to celebrate amid the global COVID-19 crisis. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The Hajj Pilgrimage will be conducted in 'very limited' numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemicCredit: AFP or licensors 4The Grand Mosque usually welcomes millions of pilgrims from around the world each yearCredit: EPA The lack of a vaccine and difficulty maintaining social distance among large numbers of pilgrims coming from overseas has influenced the decision. Saudi Arabia's Hajj Minister, Muhammad Benten, said a small and very limited number of people even as low as just 1,000 from inside the kingdom will be allowed to perform the pilgrimage to ensure social distancing. “The number, God willing, may be in the thousands. "We are in the process of reviewing so it could be 1,000 or less, or a little more,” Benten said during a virtual press...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia to hold hajj with ‘very limited numbers’ of pilgrims from inside the kingdom due to coronavirus. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. said Sunday that Jayson Penn, its president and CEO, is taking a leave of absence to focus on his defense in a price fixing indictment. Penn is one of four current and former executives at chicken companies who were indicted earlier this month on charges of price fixing. A federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives from Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride and Claxton, Georgia-based Claxton Poultry Farms conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from at least 2012 to 2017. Penn has pleaded not guilty. The company said Sunday that his leave will begin immediately and that Fabio Sandri, Pilgrim’s CFO, has been appointed as interim president and CEO. The charges come amid questions about the high price of meat during the coronavirus pandemic. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Federal authorities have indicted four officials from two chicken companies for allegedly fixing prices and rigging bids for broiler chickens across the United States, the Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday. The four executives include Jayson Penn, the president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride, which is mostly owned by JBS USA, as well as another executive at the Colorado chicken supplier, according to the statement. Two executives from a Georgia broiler chicken producer were also indicted.
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