Reading this seriously made me feel quite sick to my stomach...
The Price of Progress: Transforming Islam's Holiest Site
The NY Times
MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Five times a day across the
globe devout Muslims face this city in prayer, focused
on a site where they believe Abraham built a temple to
God. The spot is also the place Muslims are expected
to visit at least once in their lives.
Tamara Abdul Hadi for The New York Times
A huge project is under way near the Kaaba, in the
Grand Mosque, altering the skyline at Islam's holiest
site. The Abraj al Bait Mall will bring an amusement
park ride, fast food and a lingerie shop to the
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