Sunday, September 28, 2008

al-Saleh mosque, national wonder or national disaster!

The Yemeni government had a genius idea of dealing with Yemen’s poverty, high illiteracy rates, starvation, lack of water and health care.  Building a very expensive and lavish “Jami’I al-Salih”, or Salih mosque.  What a great idea, they must have had some very smart advisers.  Now when people demand and seek their rights, the government can just remind them that they built an amazing mosque for them, where they can go and ask God to help in solving their problems. 


There is nothing “Saleh” about this mosque.  The grandeur of the mosque represents the corruption so apparent in everyday life. It makes me sick.


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