Imagine The Vatican and The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem being ripped up to make way for soulless buildings just like in Las Vegas. Or the Taj Mahal in India being demolished to replace it with something even more terrible.
Well, that’s what the Saudis have in mind for Mecca and Medina. And the Mohammedans say nothing about it:
In Mecca, the house of one of Mohammed’s wives has been demolished to make space for public lavatories. His birthplace may disappear, too, as part of King Abdullah’s scheme to complement the skyscrapers and shopping malls with a Grand Mosque fashioned from the same materials as a multi-storey car park in Wolverhampton.
As for Islam’s second holiest place, the city of Medina, a recent article by Jerome Taylor in the Independent revealed a megalomaniac plan to pull down three 7th-century mosques. Taylor added: “Ten years ago, a mosque which belonged to the Prophet’s grandson was dynamited. Pictures of the demolition that were secretly taken and smuggled out of the kingdom showed the religious police celebrating.”
Only a small minority of the world’s billion Muslims are Wahhabis, despite the tens of billions of petrodollars spent by the Saudis propagating their creed. (Bosnia, for example, is now littered with Saudi-style mosques, replacing the graceful Ottoman architecture that Wahhabis detest.) Many pilgrims to Mecca are revolted by the marriage of Puritanism and greed they find there. Yet protests are scattered and muted. Why?
That giant clock is only part of the grand scheme to ensure their followers don’t worship superstitious idols. Islam is the perfect embodiment of what George Orwell foretold in “Nineteen Eighty-Four”: “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’“
THAT…is why it must be destroyed, like dominoes.