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Since I’m not Muslim. Or religious.

But the Kaaba is the most awesome pilgrimage site in the world – And this seems like desecration.

To show my ignorance, I didn’t know that Mecca was that big a city in the first place.

And I thought access was restricted to believers only.

So can nonbelievers buy these places?

Seems like it completely kills the value of the hajj if you can stay in a hotel overlooking the thing.

For once, Duane sides with the fundamentalists…

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  1. By Religion and Modernity « The Zero Of Form on 28 Nov 2008 at 7:18 pm

    […] have previoiusly blogged my horror at development in Mecca, but I think that this is the right direction to take. Instead of splitting up the city piecemeal […]

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