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10-25 thousand people gather for Covid19 prayer session in Bangladesh

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. danieldemol

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    ‘DHAKA (AFP): A massive Covid-19 prayer session with tens of thousands of devotees sparked an outcry in Bangladesh Wednesday (March 18) as the South Asian nation reported its first death from the global pandemic.

    Local police chief Tota Miah said some 10,000 Muslims gathered in an open field in Raipur town in southern Bangladesh to pray "healing verses" from the Koran to rid the country of the deadly virus.

    "They held the Khatme Shifa prayers after dawn to free the country from the coronavirus," Miah told AFP.

    Organisers claimed the number of worshippers was 25,000.’

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  2. Sunstone

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    Sounds like an exceptionally well-informed crowd brilliantly led by exceptionally well-informed leaders.
     
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  3. Jedster

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    Absolutely spot on <cough, cough>
     
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    Covid-19 may be the only cure for their intractable stupidity.
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  5. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Veteran Member
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    Communicable diseases don't seem to place the same regard as we do on our personal beliefs. Given how the data indicates that Covid-19 seems to be exceptionally contagious, even one infected individual in the crowd could be enough to pressure test the wisdom expressed in gathering up like that.
     
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  6. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Respect, compassion, and understanding.
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  7. SalixIncendium

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    I really hoped this was in the jokes section when I clicked on it.

    There are 20 confirmed cases in Bangladesh currently. Let's see how this worked for them.

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  8. BSM1

    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    How'd that work out for 'em?
     
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  9. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Respect, compassion, and understanding.
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    Whatever happens, prayer will no doubt be cited as saving lives - but not probably in this lot, and they will be seen as martyrs. :rolleyes:
     
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