Saudi traffic sign indicating that only Muslims may enter Mecca.
Comment: (1) One wonders what Kamanda's fate might be. Deportation, prison, corporal punishment, or even death?
(2) The day the ban on non-Muslims from Mecca and Medina (see the road sign to this effect) emerges as an issue in intra-Muslim debates will be the day one can say that reform of the religion has begun. (May 21, 2007)
May 20, 2009 update: Aymenn Jawad writes in a comment to this blog today that "Nirosh Kamanda was detained and sent to Jeddah. He then faced a trial in a Shari'a court with the Minister of Interior deciding on a punishment based on the recommendations of a judge. However, his fate after this is unknown and will probably never be revealed."