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Prayers in Mecca at the Grand Mosque will be streamed live on YouTube during Ramadan at: http://www.youtube.com/MakkahLive
the press release:
Google has announced that it will show prayers live from Makkah during Ramadan on its video-sharing service, YouTube.
The internet giant confirmed on Monday that it had been working in close partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information.
“This is the first LiveStream event coming from MENA, specifically Saudi Arabia, and we hope that it will give the opportunity not only to two billion Muslims but to the entire world to observe one milion Muslims praying each day from the holiest point in Makkah, the Kaaba, for the first time in history,” said a Google statement.
Live video from the Great Mosque at Mecca: http://live.gph.gov.sa/index.htm
sadly, not embeddable.
Immigrant laborers are striking in Makkah to protest wage and working conditions.
Is this supposed to be funny?
In a severe case of clock envy, Saudi Arabia has erected a nearly 2,000-foot-high timepiece intended to stake a symbolic claim for Mecca as the world’s center. Islamic scholars have proposed that the Royal Mecca Clock Tower supplant the observatory in Greenwich, England, to set the new global standard time. It is the latest form of Muslim global outreach – taking control of time itself.
Ever wondered where the antipode of Mecca was? Luckily, someone else did the math (though they kind of cheated)
Emmerich reveals fear of fatwa axed 2012 scene
Roland Emmerich, the director of the ‘end of days’ disaster movie, had wanted to depict the destruction of Islam’s holiest site, but was persuaded not to.
He blew up the Empire State Building and the White House in Independence Day, sent a giant monster careering through the heart of Manhattan in Godzilla and destroyed the famous Hollywood sign in The Day After Tomorrow. But it seems there are places even Roland Emmerich will not go – the German film-maker has revealed he abandoned plans to obliterate Islam’s holiest site on the big screen for fear of attracting a fatwa.
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200 mosques aren’t facing Mecca… in Mecca.
I am against war, not least because it is rarely a viable political solution. But in my dreams, there is one victorious battle I fear I might approve of. It would be the victory whereby a pious Muslim army, independent of the West or any specific nation and led by Sufis (yes, there have been Sufi soldiers), ceases control of Makka and Medina. This is just one reason why.
Saudi ‘Obama’: First Black Imam of Mecca. Imam of Grand Mosque does not mind being compared to US President, praises King Abdullah for appointing him.