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Your friend is misinformed

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Submitted by Devasahayam (United States), May 20, 2008 at 12:51

From the wikipedia article on Mecca (hyperlinks removed)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca

"...A pilgrimage to Mecca during the season of the Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, a sacred duty that is required of all able-bodied Muslims who can afford to go, at least once in their lifetime. People of other faiths are officially forbidden from entering the city."

But then, deception is actually encouraged through the Quran. Muslims even use the term "Hudaibiya" for such deception--after incidents specifically involving the brigand they term as "prophet".

Mohammed signed a 10-year truce with leaders of his own tribe (Quraish) who would not accept him as a prophet, nor amongst their ranks--and then broke the treaty one year later, massacring these.

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