- Stampede at Hajj pilgrimage killed more than 700 last week
- Asra Nomani: Muslims need to boycott multibillion-dollar industry of the Hajj
Asra Q. Nomani, a former "Wall Street Journal" reporter, is the author of "Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam." She has written a boycott Saudi Arabia petition. Follow her @AsraNomani. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)The horrific, bloody stampede that killed more than 700 in Saudi Arabia and injured some 900 more last week on the pilgrimage of the Hajj took me back to a moment during my family's pilgrimage in the winter of 2003.