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Hanging, what hanging?

I was amused to read this BBC news report, Hajj pilgrims react to hanging.

Saddam Hussein’s hanging is one piece of news that spread to most of the estimated three million people at the Hajj in Mecca within a matter of hours, in spite of the spiritual bubble that most pilgrims have been living in.

I have to confess I didn’t know Saddam had been hung until about a week later when an Iranian chap I met in the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina asked me what I thought about it. I do recall hearing a rumour that he had committed suicide on that day but I was somewhat disinterested as I had just had my head shaved and was getting used to the sensation…

[Yes, I'm back from Hajj, btw.]