Friday, March 27, 2015

Making the Hajj

A non-Muslim fakes his way into Mecca. An interesting series of articles about one man's journey to "the most forbidden spot on earth".

Part I

Part II

Part III

H/T: Captain Heinrichs


RebeccaH said...

That was fascinating. I've read about Mecca and the hajj before, but not in that detail. It also reinforces my conviction that I could never be a Muslim.

And isn't it interesting that the women have to keep their faces uncovered, after all this Muslim hoopla about the burqa?

bruce said...

It is interesting RebeccaH, I never noticed that till you pointed it out. There is this unorthodox group who may make up 25% of Turkey's Muslims, called Allevi, similar to Syria's Allawites but much better -related to the whirling dervishes. Better because they worship with singing and dancing and even remind me of Shakers. Of course they risk being attacked by the Sunnis, you won't believe these guys are Muslims:

I'm sad because my local conservative poltician has just been voted out, replaced by a greenie laborist. I knew her pretty well and its a shame. I feel like doing a sad dance too.

bruce said...

In Alevi worship the women and men have leading roles: