Some Muslims Call for a Boycott of Saudi Arabia

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Last month, survivors were left to identify the bodies of families and friends after more than 1000 people were killed in a stampede during the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Photo: Bilal Randeree

Twelve years ago, journalist Asra Nomani and others in her family were almost killed in the same way — virtually in the same place. After this year's deaths, the author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam has called for a boycott of Saudi Arabia.

Credits

Guest:
Asra Nomani - Muslim Reform Movement / Pearl Project - @asranomani

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Sarah Sweeney, Evan George