Pakistani pilgrims flock to crocodile shrine as Taliban threat recedes

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Caretaker Khalifa Sajad feeds crocodiles at the Sufi shrine of Hasan-al-Maroof Sultan Manghopir, better known as the Crocodile Shrine, on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan October 11, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Caretaker Khalifa Sajad feeds crocodiles at the Sufi shrine of Hasan-al-Maroof Sultan Manghopir, better known as the Crocodile Shrine, on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan October 11, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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KARACHI (Reuters) The lean days appear to be over for Mor Sahib, an 87-year-old crocodile venerated by Pakistan's tiny Sheedi community, as pilgrims once again flock to a shrine in Karachi.

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  • Bernardo

    Venerating crocs? Is this some joke? Or is it Islam’s way of terrorizing their cow-venerating Hindu enemies? Maybe climate change is making humankind dumber than dumb?

  • samuel johnston

    At least the crocs are really “there”. The gods have yet to make themselves as concrete.

  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    God bless Pakistan, the land and its people with peace and prosperity.

  • Bernado

    Peace in a Islamic theocracy? Not possible with the koran dictating war against all infidels.