Sunday, August 07, 2005

The Destruction of Mecca

Don't believe this. All hell breaks lose in the Muslim World because some stupid American senator suggested that Mecca should be nuked. And here we have a bunch of self-proclaimed 'religious' Muslims taking it upon themselves to save Tancredo the trouble & just destroy Mecca themselves. Biyadi la biyad 3amr?

Don't understand why this is not getting more media coverage in the Arab world?Why are we all allowing this to go ahead with no debate?Does Mecca belong only to the narrow-minded religious bigots who are doing this?Isn't this the heritage of all Muslims?Don't future generations of Muslims have a right to this religious & cultural heritage?And don't we have any love for the Prophet's home & the birthplace of Islam?

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Blogger Captain Eric said...

Do you believe the Muslim belief because of your faith, or your heritage. I blame you not fot either, instead, I congradualte you. You are very noble to believe your faith so zealously. I commend you for this. I have no faith, sadly. My faith in any religion has dwindled. However, I find great joy in seeing other people proclaim their faith, be it Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jew, Evolutionist...for it is not what we believe that strengthens us, but what we would die for.

8/07/2005 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Masraya said...

i couldn't believe this when i read it. but then i thought about everything that goes on in sa3udiya and i realized this is probably expected. this just underlines what we've all known all along. the religious establishment there is not at all interested in preserving our religious history and identity. they are interested in selling it. i mean, do they really think that when people see a building from the time of the prophet that they will be unable to control themselves and will fall to their knees in utter worship. el3aks, the preservation of these buildings (and seeing how humble they were) will in fact strengthen our iman and allow us to focus on the truth of islam. we will realize that all the crass commercialization that goes on is the furthest thing from our religion.

this reminds me of an advertisement i saw in al-ahram. it was for a time-share apartment in mecca overlooking the ka3ba. and the ad showed a huge picture of a woman sitting in a chair before a window and watching the ka3ba and all the pilgrims making haj. this "view" was supposed to be the selling point. apparently masjid al haram has become a piece of commercial real estate. can we get much lower?

8/07/2005 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...

captain eric,

"Do you believe the Muslim belief because of your faith, or your heritage."

Interesting question. I believe in Islam out of faith although this does not mean that I don't question everything am taught or go through periods of being lost.

But aside from my personal faith I think Mecca deserves to be preserved & respected as an important symbol of our history, our identity & our culture. All human heritage should be preserved.

"I have no faith, sadly. My faith in any religion has dwindled."

Why sadly?You should be comfortable with whatever you believe. Or with not knowing what to believe. You should keep searching.

8/07/2005 03:21:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...

masrya,

What you wrote is all very true unfortunately.

8/07/2005 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

I wrote about this here http://egyptiansandmonkey.blogspot.com/2005/07/there-is-more-then-one-way-to-skin-cat.html

The funny thing-if there was anything funny about this- that the people who are advocating this destruction are the ultra fundemntalist conservative source-of-all-crap Wahabbis. Their excuse: preserving historic mecca would create places where muslims would go to outside the ka3bah and the Masged el nabaway and that would lead to idolatry. And idolatry is 7aram and we could all go to gohanam for it, so , for our sake, they have to destroy historic mecca for it. Of course, it doesn;t hurt there is a lot of money in it for them. It's what they call heavenly bonus.

You also asked why is this not getting more media coverage? Well, who controls the media in the arab world? Have you looked at the MBC channels, or the Dubai one channel, or Al Arabiya in the wake of Fahd's death? All feed stopped, because they are saudi owned. The Saudis own the media and control it, so who is gonna inform on them? And what can anyone else but Saudis do about it, really?

8/07/2005 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...

Sandmonkey,

"And what can anyone else but Saudis do about it, really?"

Am sorry but that is hard to accept. If this was the cultural heritage of any other people they would be up in arms about it. The whole world was enraged when the Taliban destroyed those Buddas.

If the Saudis were faced with the same sort of world-wide condemnation especially from the Muslim world do you think they would have been imprevious?

Didn't the Saudis send some sort of religious delegation to the Taliban to keep them from destroying the Budda's?

Just don't get why it's so offensive to Muslims when American soldiers supposedly desecrate the Qura'an but perfectly fine for historical Mecca to be razed.

And their Kings have the nerve to call themselves Servants of the Holy Shrines. Some service they've been giving the holy shrines.

8/07/2005 07:10:00 PM  
Blogger Twosret said...

The guy is an idiot. Mecca won't be nuked. Bush Sr, Jr won't allow it :)

8/09/2005 11:59:00 PM  
Blogger mohammed said...

HRH Prince Faisal bin Mugrin bin Abdulaziz, son of Prince Mugrin head of internal security, Al Muttahed a leading Saudi development firm listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange and Northcourse owned by Wyndham a NYSE company have been involved with a property scandal in the holy city of Mecca(Makkah) Saudi Arabia.

Le Meridien Hotel Towers Makkah offered a noble and spiritually rewarding product to Non Saudi's however this blessed gift is nothing but a shameful con.

The product was exclusively marketed globally by North Course based out of Dubai with ambitions of being the leading timeshare advisors, managers and operators in the entire Gulf region.

In cahoots with Saudi firms, (Saudi Amjad/Al Muttahed (a Saudi StockCompany) & Al Fassel Global Services) Northcourse, the creators of this project have been perpetrating a holy sin, marketing and promising the blessed gift of owning property in Holy Makkah close to the prophets Mosque to Non Saudis knowing full well that what they were doing was illegal, immoral and plainly deceiving buyers.

Le Meridien the hotel chain purported to be the timeshare resort managers through disclaimers denies any association with the project

"It has come to the attention of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., (Starwood) that units at Le Meridien Towers Makkah hotel in Saudi Arabia are being offered for sale or rent as condominiums or timeshare by third parties. These timeshare units are not offered, licensed, sponsored or endorsed by Starwood, Le Meridien brand or any Starwood affiliates.

Starwood and Le Meridien brand disclaim any relationship with such timeshare or condominium units."

Apartments have also been sold to non Muslims as North Course claimed the investment would reap huge financial rewards, with the developer (Saudi Amjad / Al Muttahed) being aware to what was going on and signing contracts and issuing title deeds.

How can the Saudi Government condone this kind of scandal, this blasphemy in the Holy City? Northcourse, Almuttahed and Al Fassel Global Services need investigating and serious action taken against them, using the holy city for business purposes and cheating faithful out of money in this way is shameful.

The Saudi, other Gulf authorities and Allah (peace be upon him) should punish the perpetrators of this evil crime. Muslim companies, communities, mosques and Governments around the world should boycott doing business with the companies mentioned above.

6/04/2009 05:37:00 PM  
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