The Saudi Neglect

Having visited Saudi Arabia this year with her parents. She describes in detail the harsh policing, the aggressive crowds and the chaotic organisation that could have led to the death of her mother. Grateful to be alive, she is now demanding radical change to save pilgrims from inhuman treatment in Saudi Arabia A key observation … Continue reading The Saudi Neglect

Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca

...But such a transformation has come at a cost. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of Mecca's millennium-old buildings have been demolished in the past two decades alone. Dozens of key historical sites dating back to the birth of Islam have already been lost and there is a scramble among archaeologists and … Continue reading Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca