It is no secret that Matt Drudge from Drudgereport uses crazy headlines to stoke the right wing lunatic base. This example here that was just released moments ago claims that lightning struck a Mosque in Mecca killing, 60 people. Of course the only truth so far is that 60 people have possibly died, but links to the actual story from RT News make absolutely no claims that any lightning struck anywhere, especially the Mosque. It does say, however, that a crane collapse occurred which was responsible for the injuries and death toll.

At least 65 people have died after a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque of Mecca on Friday, Saudi authorities say.

According to Saudi Interior Ministry, at least 154 more people were injured in the incident.

The tragedy comes ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage which is due later this month. Millions of Muslims from around the world will converge on the holy city between September 21-26.

Local media reports suggested that the accident occurred due to heavy rains the Kingdom. The governor of the Makkah region, the capital of which is Mecca, Prince Khalid al-Faisal has ordered the launch of an investigation into the causes of the accident.

Of course this doesn’t stop Drudge from making up a story about a weather-related incident with rain and a crane collapse to say instead that lightning was responsible, and even making up a picture of a lightning strike over a Mosque.


Of course as one can plainly see from going to the article itself, nowhere is it reported that lightning struck anything whatsoever, and there are zero pictures that show any lightning strikes other than Drudge’s made up fantasy land picture. I guess Drudge wants to make a point that Allah is somehow mad at Muslims for whatever reason, and thus struck them with a biblical lightning strike to pay them back for all their so-called transgressions against Christianity.

Update: Drudge Just removed his Lightning Strike prose and replaced it with this headline:



Of course he leaves the qualifier “STRIKE” in the post as well as the lightning picture which is clearly fake, all as if to say the same thing he said before. Allah or, GOD, actually struck Muslims down for their supposed wickedness against Christians or Israel or Conservatives.