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Why a Pakistani Ambassador is not acceptable to Saudi Arabia

Now this is truly funny – Saudis have rejected the credentials of our Ambassador designate on not-so-flimsy grounds

Read here – the post at Cafe Piyala is appropriately titled: Name, Name, My Kingdom for Name

February 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|3 Comments

The Destruction of Holy Sites in Mecca & Medina – Destroying Islamic Heritage

The Asian Age: The Arabian Peninsula, the cradle of Islam, is being demolished by hardliners. In countries such as Saudi Arabia almost all of the Islamic historical sites are gone, but this is not the first time they have been destroyed.
In 1802, and army led by the sons of Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism) and Muhammad ibn Saud occupied Taif and began a bloody massacre. A year later, the forces occupied the holy city of Mecca. They executed a campaign of destruction in many sacred places and leveled all the existing domes, even those built over the well of Zamzam. However, after the army left, Sharif Ghalib breached the truce, inciting the Wahhabis to re-occupy Mecca in 1805.
In 1806, the Wahhabi army occupied Medina. They did not leave any religious building, including mosques, without demolishing it, whether inside or outside the Baqi’ (graveyard). They intended to […]
February 10th, 2010|Arts & Culture, History, Islam, Middle East, Religion|28 Comments