Friday, May 28, 2004

"Holy city" II 

Matt Yglesias has an observation about the Holy City idea that I blogged recently.

Here's a pain-in-the-ass question my roommate and I have had for quite some time -- what's the deal with Muslims and all these holy cities. Mecca and Medina, fine. Jerusalem too? Well, if that's what you want. But Najaf and Karbala as well? And isn't Qom or Qot or something in Iran also holy? Shouldn't there be some kind of limit on the number of cities you're allowed to designate as holy?

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