Thursday, September 16, 2010

Spanish "Mecca" nightclub caves

Remember the nightclub in Spain called "Mecca" that got Muslims so upset? So much so that Moroccan hackers broke into the site?

Well, the owners caved to the demands of the eternal seethers. From the Daily Mail (via Jihad Watch):
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.

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.
Please be tolerant of Muslim feelings. Or else they very well might kill you.

That will teach you tolerance!