More on Mecca: There’s a difference bet …

More on Mecca: There’s a difference between the wholesale destruction of architectural heritage and the necessary development of infrastructue and facilities for those who need it (such as the city’s everyday inhabitants, or the poor pilgrims who can’t afford to stay in the Intercontinental).

To be sure the line between the two maybe fine and blurry, but it is not impossible to chart out in pragmatic and piecemeal fashion.

What we’ve seen in Makkah is the complete annihilation of Muslim heritage where preservation may have been possible.