Tuesday, November 16, 2010
ONE BILLION WORLD MUSLIMS, HAPPY SALLAH!
Clever Saudi Arabians as they have figured out a permanent source of foreign revenue; so even in the unlikely event the oil wells were to magically and calamitously dry up or disappear today, they will still be very liquid. Imagine Muslims all over the world required to make the Hajj at least once in their lifetime; translation - one billion people plus and counting who are expected to make the Hajj. So plus or minus this number, coughing out some hard currency to visit Saudi Arabia in their lifetime, is not a mere drop in the bucket foreign exchange earner.
Flight, transportation, lodging, shopping, dinning and drinking whatever they are officially allowed to drink - that's tons of money that Las Vegas would salivate for. Anyway, that is evidence of Saudi-smarts and two million adherents just poured into the Kingdom to observe the Haji and with it came some foreign currency. Who said the kingdom never figured out all these things long before time and Icheoku asks when would the Vatican and Jerusalem follow suit; afterall religion is politics. But lest Icheoku forgets, what about those who cannot afford Mecca or Hajj? What is the fate of all those beggarly Muslims, too poor to go to Hajj or would they not make their paradise upon death? Anyway to all our Muslim brothers and sisters, both rich and poor as we do not discriminate, Icheoku says Happy Sallah to you!