Mecca redevelopment sparks heritage concerns
Mecca has changed dramatically over the past decades. This is how it appears in 2012. The Grand Mosque, in the foreground, is dwarfed by the Abraj Al Bait Towers complex, including the Royal Mecca Clock Tower.
February 8th, 2013
03:48 AM ET

Mecca redevelopment sparks heritage concerns

By Tim Hume and Samya Ayish, CNN

(CNN) - An Ottoman-era portico in Mecca's Grand Mosque has become the latest battleground in a conflict between those who want to preserve the city's architectural heritage and Saudi authorities pushing for redevelopment.

The 17th century portico - one of the oldest parts of the Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest - is being removed by Mecca authorities as part of an expansion project to create more space for soaring numbers of pilgrims.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Islam • Mosque • Saudi Arabia

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    I-SLUM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI PATION, I dream about you Martha, you know? You're on a bed and there's a glaze over you with pi neapple rings. And you have my ni apple in your mouth. Then, somehow you're in a pen and hundreds of little piglets are sucking at your teats. But after that you seem quite normal my love Martha, eating a crapy really big pulled pork sandwich in front of a window. Outside of the window are dozens of starving Arabs. Then you're laughing as hundreds of young Aisha s run through the streets of Mecca starting fires while singing Mohammad is Dead. You sing with them and command the muezzin to call out the azan backward because you yourself have just told my dog that it must be so from this day on.

    February 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm |

    Saudi Sunni goons must obey Allah and stop worshiping that rock, originally came from India.

    February 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm |

    Very well criminal Islam ignorant, commanded eliminate HIMSELF, and for every truthful, with belief in hinduism, commanded truth absolute , a hindu denier of truth absolute deserves nothing less for his hinduism absurdity infidelity to truth denial absolute, source of but civil a Judaism, steadfast response as existence, Lucifer, by truth hinduism absolute Allah, to eliminate hinduism, of truth absolute in life. Noble to give a hindu self his medicine of terrorism Allah, to have peace, among criminal , Only way to hindu secular ism to teach hindus criminals to live like human. Your will never be able to make hinduism, denial of truth absolute in to truth, have no doubt about it hindu, son of Allah, centered filthy self centered, secular.

    February 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm |


      February 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm |

      hinduism absurdity of a hindu ID thief.

      February 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm |

      We'll feed on Islamists roasted like locusts in their fields. Hindus may watch if they like.

      February 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm |
  4. TheRationale

    The image is quite symbolic: The world evolves around religion, science grows up and up, expanding horizons, while religion sits in the mud and stagnates.

    February 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm |
  5. Irene

    I am not a Christian or Muslim, but the tearing down of historical buildings and destruction of historical sites just saddens me. The workmanship of the 17th century portico is absolutely beautiful and really shows the respect and love of the original builders for their deity. It's shameful that will be torn down and replaced with something flashy and modern just because the current rulers don't care to preserve their faith's history and heritage.

    February 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
    • Muhammed


      February 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm |


    I am a non- practicing muslim, writer, author, philosopher, expert, scholar, researcher, critic, activist, and a proud owner of Dell computer with Internet modem. You have very well summarized the life of Mohammed!!! I could not have done better job, thank you.

    February 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm |


      February 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
  7. niknak

    Soon they will have Starbucks and MickieD's on every corner, just like Moscow has in Red Square.
    You muslims will learn, just like the rest of the world has learned, making money trumps everything, even religion.

    February 9, 2013 at 1:46 am |
  8. him

    Mecca smecca, build a parking lot there and it would be a better use of the space, if they like walking in circles so much, just put up a couple of hundred revolving doors.

    February 9, 2013 at 12:28 am |
  9. Cat Holic

    $$$ interests will overcome any religious principle

    February 9, 2013 at 12:27 am |
  10. Reality

    Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

    This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

    Current crises:

    The Sunni-Shiite global blood feud (e.g. Iraq, Pakistan and Syria) and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm |

      Very well commanded and for every truthful, with belief in Allah, truth absolute , a hindu denier of truth absolute deserves nothing less for his hinduism infidelity to truth absolute, source of existence, but a steadfast response as commanded by truth absolute Allah, HIMSELF, to eliminate hinduism, denial of truth absolute in life. Noble to give a hindu self centered his medicine of hinduism, terrorism to have peace, Islam among humanity. Only way to eliminate hindu Judaism, criminal secular ism to teach hindus criminals to live like civil human. Your hinduism absurdity will never be able to make hinduism, denial of truth absolute in to truth, have no doubt about it hindu, ignorant, son of hindu Lucifer, filthy self centered, secular.

      February 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm |

    Saudi authorities must remove that black rock. It is an absurd obstacle for the city redevelopment projects, and on top of that, it is sticking out like a sore thumb in historical city of Mecca.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm |

      Wish of a hindu denier of truth absolute, son of Lucifer Jew, Atheist, self centered, never to come true.

      February 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
  12. alias

    Do you devout Christians believe that if you had been bormn into a Muslim household you would very probably be worshipping Alah?
    If you had been born to atheist parents you would very likely be thinking about religion and probalby not accept the bible?

    Most of you are only Christians because you were told to believe from a very young age and you find comfort in those beliefs?

    February 8, 2013 at 11:11 am |
    • Ahappyfarmer

      Good one. Did you know that people who were once devote Muslims are turning away and accepting Christ. Now how does that work....

      February 8, 2013 at 11:37 pm |
    • Reality

      “John Hick, a noted British philosopher of religion, estimates that 95 percent of the people of the world owe their religious affiliation to an accident (the randomness) of birth. The faith of the vast majority of believers depends upon where they were born and when. Those born in Saudi Arabia will almost certainly be Moslems, and those born and raised in India will for the most part be Hindus. Nevertheless, the religion of millions of people can sometimes change abruptly in the face of major political and social upheavals. In the middle of the sixth century ce, virtually all the people of the Near East and Northern Africa, including Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt were Christian. By the end of the following century, the people in these lands were largely Moslem, as a result of the militant spread of Islam.

      The Situation Today
      Barring military conquest, conversion to a faith other than that of one’s birth is rare. Some Jews, Moslems, and Hindus do convert to Christianity, but not often. Similarly, it is not common for Christians to become Moslems or Jews. Most people are satisfied that their own faith is the true one or at least good enough to satisfy their religious and emotional needs. Had St. Augustine or St. Thomas Aquinas been born in Mecca at the start of the present century, the chances are that they would not have been Christians but loyal followers of the prophet Mohammed. “ J. Somerville

      It is very disturbing that religious narrow- mindedness, intolerance, violence and hatred continues unabated due to randomness of birth. Maybe, just maybe if this fact would be published on the first page of every newspaper every day, that we would finally realize the significant stupidity of all religions.

      February 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm |
  13. ME II

    I do find it interesting that a religion so dead set against idolatry, or anything even remotely like it, has as one of its "five pillars" a mandatory pilgrimage to a thing called the Kaaba.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:46 am |
  14. think !

    Quran says, (holy Islamic scripture)

    “They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims.” Quran [6:100]

    “The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be," and he was.” Quran [3:59]

    ‘They said, "You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided." Say, "We follow the religion of Abraham – monotheism – he never was an idol worshiper." [2:135]

    “Proclaim, He is the One and only GOD. The Absolute GOD. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him." [112:1]

    The Messiah, son of Mary is no more than a messenger like the messengers before him, and his mother was a saint. Both of them used to eat the food. Note how we explain the revelations for them, and note how they still deviate! [5:75]

    It does not befit God that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is. [19:35]

    “No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. ... [35:18]

    They do not value God as He should be valued. God is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.[22:74]

    If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of God. They follow only conjecture; they only guess. [Quran 6:116]

    “There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in God has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. God is Hearer, Omniscient.” [2:256]

    O people, here is a parable that you must ponder carefully: the idols you set up beside God can never create a fly, even if they banded together to do so. Furthermore, if the fly steals anything from them, they cannot recover it; weak is the pursuer and the pursued. [22:73]

    “God: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.” [2:255]

    Thanks for taking time to read my post. Please take a moment to clear your misconception by going to whyIslam org website.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:19 am |
    • Reality

      And now for those passages that makes Islam a religion of terror!!!

      http://www.muslimaccess.com/quraan/arabic/005.asp et al
      o "Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51)
      "Believers, when you encounter the infidels on the march, do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons...he shall incur the wrath of God and Hell shall be his home..." (Surah 8:12-)

      "Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Surah 8:36-)

      "...make war on the leaders of unbelief...Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them..." (Surah 9:12-)

      "Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]...until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Surah 9:27-)

      "It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true Faith [Islam] to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters [non-Muslims] may dislike it." (Surah 9:31-)

      "If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men." (Surah 9:37-)

      "Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73)

      "Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them." (Surah 9:121-)

      "Say: 'Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom..." (Surah 17:111)

      "'How shall I bear a child,' she [Mary] answered, 'when I am a virgin...?' 'Such is the will of the Lord,' he replied. 'That is no difficult thing for Him...God forbid that He [God[ Himself should beget a son!...Those who say: 'The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,' preach a monstrous falsehood..." (Surah 19:12-, 29-, 88)

      "Fight for the cause of God with the devotion due to Him...He has given you the name of Muslims..." (Surah 22:78-)

      "Blessed are the believers...who restrain their carnal desires (except with their wives and slave-girls, for these are lawful to them)...These are the heirs of Paradise..." (Surah 23:1-5-)

      "Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Surah 48:29)

      "Shall the reward of goodness be anything but good?...Dark-eyed virgins sheltered in their tents...They shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets...Blessed be the name of your Lord..." (Surah 55:52-66-)

      February 8, 2013 at 11:35 am |
    • Reality

      Using Google Translate, the above in Arabic:

      والآن لتلك المقاطع التي تجعل الإسلام دين إرهاب!

      http://www.muslimaccess.com/quraan/arabic/005.asp وآخرون
      س "المؤمنين، واتخاذ لا اليهود ولا المسيحيين لأصدقائك." (سورة 05:51)
      "المؤمنين، وعندما واجهت الكفار على المسيرة، لا تتحول ظهوركم لهم في الرحلة. إذا كان أي شخص في ذلك اليوم يتحول ظهره لهم، إلا أن تكون لأسباب تكتيكية ... قال انه يجب تحمل غضب الله و يجب أن يكون الجحيم منزله ... " (سورة 8:12 -)

      "جعل الحرب عليهم حتى ثنية يجب التوقف ودين الله سيملكون العليا". (سورة 8:36 -)

      "... شن الحرب على قادة الكفر ... جعل الحرب عليهم: الله سوف عاقب عليها في يديك والمتواضع لهم وسوف يمنحك النصر عليهم ...". (سورة 9:12 -)

      "وقاتلوا ضد مثل أولئك الذين أوتوا الكتاب [اليهود والنصارى] ... حتى يعطوا الجزية عن يد وهم صاغرون". (سورة 9:27 -)

      "وهو الذي بعث الرسول عليه صاحب بالهدى والإيمان الحقيقي [الإسلام] لجعله إنتصر على جميع الأديان، ولكن الكثير من المشركين [غير المسلمين] قد لا يروق ذلك". (سورة 9:31 -)

      "إذا كنت لا تحارب، وسوف تعاقب بشدة لك، واستبدالها لك من قبل رجال آخرين." (سورة 9:37 -)

      "النبي شن الحرب على الكافرين والمنافقين والتعامل بصرامة معهم. الجحيم يكون وطنهم." (سورة 9:73)

      "المؤمنين، وجعل الحرب على الكفار الذين يعيشون من حولك. التعامل بحزم معهم". (سورة 9:121 -)

      "قل الحمد لله الذي لم أنجب ولدا؛ الذين حده لا شريك له في المملكة ..." (سورة 17:111)

      "" كيف لي تحمل طفلا، "إنها [مريم] أجاب، 'عندما أكون عذراء ...؟ 'هذه هي إرادة الرب،' فأجاب 'لا سمح الله هذا ليس بالأمر الصعب عليه ... انه [الله [ينبغي نفسه انجب ابنا ... أولئك الذين يقولون:!'. الرب الرحمة له انجب ابنا، 'يبشرون الباطل وحشية ... " (سورة 19:12 -، 29 -، 88)

      "وقاتلوا في سبيل الله مع الإخلاص له ... بسبب انه أعطاك اسم المسلمين ..." (سورة 22:78 -)

      "طوبى للمؤمنين الذين كبح جماح ... رغباتهم الجسدية (باستثناء مع زوجاتهم والرقيق الفتيات، لهذه مشروعة لهم) ... هذه هي ورثة الجنة ..." (سورة 23:01-5-)

      "محمدا رسول الله، وأولئك الذين يتبعونه بلا رحمة للكافرين ولكن الرحمن الرحيم لأحد آخر." (سورة 48:29)

      "يقوم مكافأة الخير أن يكون أي شيء ولكن جيدة؟ ... الظلام العينين العذارى لجأوا إلى خيامهم ... وعليهم أن اتكأ على وسائد وسجاد الخضراء بخير ... تبارك اسم ربك ..." (سورة 55:52-66-)

      February 8, 2013 at 11:39 am |

      Very well commanded and for every truthful, with belief in Allah, truth absolute , a hindu denier of truth absolute deserves nothing less for his hinduism infidelity to truth absolute, source of existence, but a steadfast response as commanded by truth absolute Allah, HIMSELF, to eliminate hinduism, denial of truth absolute in life. Noble to give a hindu self centered his medicine of hinduism, terrorism to have peace, Islam among humanity.

      February 8, 2013 at 9:35 pm |
  15. Reality

    Not that Saudia Arabia needs to save money but its citizens should consider the following in future developments:

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    February 8, 2013 at 7:45 am |
    • Reality

      لا أن السعودية بحاجة لتوفير المال ولكن مواطنيها يجب مراعاة ما يلي في التطورات المستقبلية:

      من دراسات ارمسترونغ، رشدي، علي هيرسي، والبيهقي ريتشاردسون ----–

      الخطوات الخمس لأبطل تأثير الخرافات من 1400 سنة الإسلامي:

      (-اتخاذ خطوات أقل من دقيقتين إلى دقيقة، والانتهاء ببساطة مذهلة-سنتين إلى إحلال السلام والعقلانية لأكثر من مليار نسمة، فقد لا تقدر بثمن!)

      هل أنت مستعد؟

      استخدام "الفروع الإسلامية 77 من" الإيمان "مجموعة الإمام البيهقي جمعتها كنقطة انطلاق. في ذلك، وهو ما يفسر الفضائل الأساسية التي تعكس صحيح" الإيمان "(إيمان) من خلال الآيات القرآنية وأحاديث نبوية ذات الصلة." أي ملخصا لطيفة من المعتقدات الإسلامية والقرآن الكريم.

      والخمسة الأولى من الفروع 77:

      "1، والإيمان بالله"

      وينبغي أن يضاف الملقب كما الله، الرب، زيوس، الرب، الطبيعة الأم، وما إلى ذلك لالخلايا العصبية الذاتية التطهير الخاص.

      "2. وإذا ما تصورنا أن كل شيء غير الله كان غير موجود. بعد ذلك، خلق الله العلي هذه الأمور لاحقا وجاء إلى حيز الوجود."

      التطور والانفجار الكبير أو "غي ب G-NAB" (عندما يبدأ الكون لإعادة تدوير) هي أكثر قبولا وينبغي إدراج "المندرجة" في سبيل الله إذا كنت لا تزال تشكل "CREA-tionist".

      "3. إلى الاعتقاد في وجود الملائكة".

      A بندا رئيسيا لتطهير الخلايا العصبية. الملائكة / دي vils-الإبداعات الأسطورية هي من الحضارات القديمة، على سبيل المثال Hitt خائبي، لشرح / تحديد الأحداث الطبيعية، والاتصالات مع آلهتهم، والطيور الكبيرة، والرياح المفاجئة، وحماة في ليالي الظلام، وما إلى ذلك لا "جميلة / UG-لاي ثينجيس افسح المجال ل" أو بزيارة أي وقت مضى تحدث إلى محمد، يسوع، مريم أو جوزيف سميث أو جو. اليوم سوف نصنف الملائكة كما airies-F و "كير القصدير يكون LLS-". وتصنف الحديثة دي vils كما دي مونس هيئة اجتثاث mented.

      "4. إذا ما تصورنا أن جميع الكتب السماوية التي تم إرسالها إلى الأنبياء مختلفة صحيحا، ولكن بصرف النظر عن القرآن الكريم، كل الكتب الأخرى غير صالحة بعد الآن."

      آخر بندا رئيسيا في حذفها. لا توجد كتب في ولاية روح السماء (إن وجد) كما لا توجد الملائكة لكتابة / نشر / توزيعها. القرآن، OT، NT وما هي ببساطة كتب من قبل البشر للبشر.

      اخترعت من قبل الأنبياء الكتبة القديمة عادة للحفاظ على الجماهير من الامم المتحدة والمتعلمين في الصف. اليوم ونحن ندعو لهم مقابل لحن فرز الأصوات.

      كما نبوءات invali مؤرخة من قبل الهدايا الطبيعية / الله / الله من الإرادة الحرة والمستقبل.

      "5. لنعتقد أن جميع الأنبياء صحيحة، ولكن ونحن أمرنا اتباع النبي محمد (عليه الصلاة والسلام
      صلى الله عليه وسلم) وحده. "

      قضى محمد ثلاثين يوما "الصيام" (أسطورة رمضان) في كهف الساخن قبل لقاءه الأول مع الله ويعرف أيضا باسم الله وما إلى ذلك من خلال "افسح المجال ل ثينغي جميلة". الحس السليم يتطلب حذف الخلايا العصبية من رقم 5. # 5 هو أيضا المصدر الرئيسي للالاسلامي VI-olence أي تحول محمد "سريع والجوع يحركها" hallu-cinations إلى واقع فظيع لغير المؤمنين.

      المشي هذه الخطوات الخمس ونحن نضمن انتعاش الكامل من طرقك الإسلامية!!

      للأسف، لا توجد العديد من المعلقين مسلم / القراء على هذا بلوق لذلك "لمدة دقيقتين" هو عدم الحصول على علاج لأولئك الذين في حاجة إليها. إذا كان لديك صديق مسلم، وإرسال نسخة منه وتساعد في إنقاذ العالم.

      خطوات مماثلة متوفرة في طلبك للحصول على deprogramming الأساطير المسيحية واليهودية والبوذية والهندوسية والوثنية ..

      February 8, 2013 at 7:47 am |

      Very well commanded and for every truthful, with belief in Allah, truth absolute , a hindu denier of truth absolute deserves nothing less for his hinduism infidelity to truth absolute, source of existence, but a steadfast response as commanded by truth absolute Allah, HIMSELF, to eliminate hinduism, denial of truth absolute in life. Noble to give a hindu self centered his medicine of hinduism, terrorism to have peace, Islam among humanity. Only way to eliminale hindu Judaism, criminal secular ism to teach hindus criminla to live like civil human.

      February 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm |
  16. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Pray without ceasing
    Prayer changes things

    February 8, 2013 at 7:07 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      February 8, 2013 at 8:08 am |
  17. Clark Griswold

    You know, if God actually did do natural disasters, places like Mecca would be wiped out instead of New Orleans.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:27 am |
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