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Uganda Muslims barred from travelling to Mecca over Ebola concerns

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Oct 15, 2012.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    [h=1]Over 31 hajj and several travel companies stand to lose billions of shillings in refunds to clients for whom they had booked hotels and airfare. This follows cancellation of travels to Mecca and Medina.

    The devastating news comes after the Saudi Arabian government declared on October 11 that Ugandan Muslims who had planned to travel to Mecca would not go due to an earlier outbreak of Ebola haemmorrhagic fever in the country.

    The Uganda hajj mission chairman, Sheikh Ibrahim Kiirya, said the Saudi Arabian government barred all Ugandan pilgrims from getting visas to Mecca because it got the report from Uganda’s Ministry of Health, declaring the country Ebola-free late after finalising this year’s hajj arrangements.

    “We had booked Naas Airlines, which cost $120,000. Others were Emirates, Ethiopian and Qatar Airlines, in addition to the $65,000 for accommodation,” Kiirya said.

    The Uganda Hajj Mission has made an appeal to all intending pilgrims to go to their respective offices and find out the status of their applications and the way forward.
    Source: New Visison
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    Fyong'oxi JF-Expert Member

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    This people from middle east are so selfish, does it mean all Ugandans are Ebola victims? we all know that travelers have to undergo medical check up before (with medical certificate, vaccination certificate etc).Wanaogopa ebola wakati huohuo wanajitoaga uhai kwa style za kujitoa muhanga! mh
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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    It is hard to deal with these guys. They recently deported Nigerians and stop Syrians from going to Haj. The world can see what is going on there.

    Let us see the reaction from their brothers.
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    Edzeame Senior Member

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    What kind of religion stops its worshippers from going
    before the God they worship on the reason of ebola. Will Allah contract Ebola Virus