Mecca for the rich: Islam's holiest site 'turning into Vegas


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... To build the skyscraper city, the authorities dynamited an entire mountain and the Ottoman era Ajyad Fortress that lay on top of it.At the other end of the Grand Mosque complex, the house of the Prophet's first wife Khadijah has been turned into a toilet block. The fate of the house he was born in is uncertain.
Also planned for demolition are the Grand Mosque's Ottoman columns which dare to contain the names of the Prophet's companions, something hardline Wahabis detest.

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Mecca for the rich: Islam's holiest site 'turning into Vegas' - Religion and Beliefs - NZ Herald News
 

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