As long as Westerners keep bowing to violent intimidation, Islamic supremacists will keep engaging in it. “Nightclub forced to change its name from Mecca after threats from Muslim extremists,” by Tom Worden in the Daily Mail, September 16 (thanks to Kristian):
A popular Spanish nightclub has been forced to change its name from Mecca after sparking a furious reaction around the Islamic world.
Intelligence chiefs warned owners they were being targeted by extremists who claim the disco is insulting to their religion.
Hackers broke into the nightclub’s website and posted a video threatening ‘a great war between Spain and the people of Islam’ if the venue did not change its name.
The controversy then spread around the Muslim world with media in the Middle East and north Africa picking up on the story.
Today the owners, said to include former Real Madrid goalkeeper Santiago Canizares, agreed to change the club’s name after meeting with local Muslim leaders.
La Meca (Spanish for Mecca), was the most popular disco in the coastal city of Aguila, in Murcia, southeastern Spain, in the 1980s and 90s before it closed down a decade ago.
It re-opened on June 18 with the same name, sparking the current controversy.
Last week Spain’s intelligence agency, the National Intelligence Centre (CNI), alerted the owners to threats being made online.
Moderate Spanish Muslims also called for the name to be changed.
Mohamed Ali, head of the Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities said: ‘Muslims pray towards Mecca and it is there that the prophet received the holy Koran.
‘Calling a place for dancing and drinking by that name shows disregard to the feelings of Muslims.’…
And of course Muslims are always so sensitive to the feelings of non-Muslims. Just look at Feisal Abdul Rauf.