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Bosnian walks to Mecca via Syria

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Bosnian Muslim Senad Hadzic walks to Mecca via Syria

A Bosnian Muslim man has walked 5,650km (3,503 miles) to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and says God kept him safe in war-torn Syria.

Senad Hadzic, 47, told the BBC that he spent several hours at the Syrian border haggling to get a visa.

Later he had to negotiate his way through numerous checkpoints - some manned by the army, others by rebels.

"Some of them even kissed the Koran I was carrying," he said, adding that he also had a Bible in his backpack.

The pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam - a duty that Muslims are expected to perform at least once in their lifetime.

Mr Hadzic set off from a town near the Bosnian capital Sarajevo and his first ordeal was to brave minus 35C cold in Bulgaria last December, says the BBC's Dan Damon.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20093919

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Faith in action. Admirable

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It show's promise that both sides in the Syrian conflict will allow at least one and the same thing pass through them, an idea both can accept, a bridge found where even the UN cannot find a common ground.

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Don't think I would be that dedicated.

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That's bravery.

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With a Quran and a Bible in backpack to Mecca. Crazy Bosnian. My outmost respect. Eid Mubarek. Bajram Mubarek Olsun.

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That is pretty impressive.

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