Outrage after a non-Muslim man reaches Mecca Masjid in Saudi amid ban

    21-Jul-2022   
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Non-Muslims have been banned from entering Mecca Masjid for many centuries. There are even separate roads for Muslims and non-Muslims near Mecca Masjid. This is the first time in history that a non-Muslim man entered the Mecca Masjid and even posted a video on social media. Muslims expressed strong displeasure and heavily criticized the Saudi administration after the video went viral on social media.
 

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The non-Muslim man has been identified as Jewish Journalist Gil Tamary. Israel’s Channel 13 News aired a 10-minute report in which journalist Gil Tamary drove past the Grand Mosque that houses the cube-shaped Kaaba, the holiest shrine in Islam, and climbed the Mount of Mercy, Aljazeera reported.
 
Mecca is the most sacred place of worship for Muslims in the world, followed by the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Only Muslims are allowed to visit Mecca, while non-Muslims cannot enter. The breach of this rule can result in a fine or deportation.