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Old 06-04-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Thank you for the education on Mecca and Medina. I apologize for my previous comments as well. I may not share your beliefs but I have no excuse for being a jerk about it. The acts of radicals committed in it's name I'll admit clouds my opinion much more than it should. Still, I'm aware that they are a minority of Islam.

I would actually like to see the Mosque at Mecca. Regardless of my lack of belief, the structure and history are still pretty awe inspiring, much like the Vatican is.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:44 PM
 
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Thank you for the education on Mecca and Medina. I apologize for my previous comments as well. I may not share your beliefs but I have no excuse for being a jerk about it. The acts of radicals committed in it's name I'll admit clouds my opinion much more than it should. Still, I'm aware that they are a minority of Islam.

I would actually like to see the Mosque at Mecca. Regardless of my lack of belief, the structure and history are still pretty awe inspiring, much like the Vatican is.

The onlytime I was In Mecca I was not Muslim. I did not realize I was not supposed to be there. Since I spoke Moroccan Arabic (Darija) I guess it was assumed I was Muslim. A tour guide offered to take me there. It was not during Hajj in1963. since it was not hajj the city was virtually empty.

As soon as the Athan was called and I did not know what to do it was apparant I was not Muslim. The Mecca police told me I was not allowed in Mecca and put me in a taxi to take me back to Jedda.

Actually I was somewhat disappointed as the city was nearly empty and I did not see inside the Mosque
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