So what are they bowing to – the city itself? But Catholics don’t bow to Rome, and Anglicans don’t bow to Canterbury, and Mormons don’t bow to Salt Lake City.
So what’s so special about Mecca? What part of the city are they actually worshipping? Surely they aren’t worshipping the entire city, including hotels, car parks, shops, electricity substations, public toilets and all the rest of the urban infrastructure?
No, in fact they’re worshipping one specific object in the city – Allah’s sacred meteorite. The stone was venerated at the Kaaba in pre-Islamic pagan times. It was set intact into the Kaaba’s wall by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the year 605 A.D., five years before his first revelation.
If you ever see pictures of them milling around in Mecca they are all circling a cubic building called the Kaaba. And set into the wall of that building is a meteorite enclosed by a vessel shaped like a woman’s vagina that they all try to kiss. It has been said that sometimes they get so sexually excited at the thought of the pious item that they stampede and kill one another in their efforts to kiss the meteorite.
The meteorite was an object of worship long before Islam reared its ugly head, so what it’s got to do with Allah is a bit of a mystery. Maybe it represents one of Allahs daughters. Or maybe it means that Islam is some sort of tribal fertility cult that Mohammed duped people into believing was a proper religion.
But one thing is for certain. When Muslims accuse other religions of idolatry, they are the biggest hypocrites on earth. What could be more idolatrous than worshipping a hunk of space junk.
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