British Museum might be an excellent place if someone is looking forward to get some good information about Turkish and Egyptian manuscripts, but at the same time it is also conducting a cover-up for the rapidly ruining visage of the holy place of Mecca.
Kabba, the holiest place in the world for Muslims has been dwarfed by the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, most notably the second tallest building in the world. You cannot possibly miss the presence of the tower unless you have a sight like the curator of the British Museum. And this is said to be just the beginning. The ruler of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah is further attempting to initiate other developmental projects around the premises of the mosque in the form of towering shopping malls.
For many of the people who have recently visited the holy place expressed extreme resentment on the changes that the government intends to take and pose a severe threat to the sanctity and piety of the entire place.
Earlier, Saudis have razed the house of Mohammed’s wife, Khadijah and then turned it into a complex of hundred of bathrooms, similarly Muhammad’s birthplace was turned into a public library.
The article written in the New Yorker by Basharat Peet captures the jaw dropping changes that have taken place in the holy city for Muslims – Mecca. According to Saudis the remnants of such places could possibly lead to idolatrous practices in the country. On the other hand, British Museum is playing its own cover-up by keeping people ignorant about the ways in which the city is being destroyed silently.