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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:17 AM   #121
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I guess the above sign was implemented to help the traffic flow during Hajj. I think everyone know about this Islamic pilgrimage event. During Hajj, Muslims from around the globe come to Mecca, and if you are just a tourist, you don't want to find yourself in a multi-million crowd of pilgrims
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Only Muslims are allowed to enter Mecca and Medina, because they are considered the holiest cities in Islam.
yeah...this one is correct. both mecca and medina are the place for worship and not for tourists....
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #122
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Hm, I didn't know about the continuous ban on tourists in Mecca and Medina. I thought the tourists are not allowed there only during Hajj.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #123
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Hm, I didn't know about the continuous ban on tourists in Mecca and Medina. I thought the tourists are not allowed there only during Hajj.
Tourists are not allowed into Mecca (nor Medina), period.

Although I did learn that an underground parking structure built in Mecca in the 1990's, had to allow infidels in to get it done. A special bus was used, to control the movement of the infidels in and out of the working area.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #124
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Only Muslims are allowed to enter Mecca and Medina, because they are considered the holiest cities in Islam.
Actually, its my understanding that there are three holy cities in Islam, and their ranking from holiest to least holiest is: Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 01:07 PM   #125
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 07:06 PM   #126
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is this a crocodile in the sign? ... maybe a sign in a russian zoo ... in german we would say: Essen auf Rädern
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #127
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"Plant" is construction equipment.
or a big tree
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #128
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I like how Mecca has blatantly discriminatory signs:

Got to respect religious and cultural differences, but on the face of it that sign is slightly disturbing. However I'd guess it's for purely practical local reasons and it's too easy to make snap-judgements. Hey it's their country and their road so I guess they can put up any sign they like.

Anyway on a more road-related matter, are Saudi highway signs purple or is just the hue on the photo (or an I colour-blind)?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #129
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The Dutch just love symbols on their signs (i don't by the way, there are way too much).

[img]http://i28.************/2jfg6l3.jpg[/img]

The upper one reflects "Korfball", the lower one Pétanque.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #130
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Got to respect religious and cultural differences, but on the face of it that sign is slightly disturbing. However I'd guess it's for purely practical local reasons and it's too easy to make snap-judgements. Hey it's their country and their road so I guess they can put up any sign they like.

Anyway on a more road-related matter, are Saudi highway signs purple or is just the hue on the photo (or an I colour-blind)?
What if I went on straight (being no religion)?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 01:59 PM   #131
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is this a sign for bocce playground?

edit: now i see that pétanque is similar to bocce
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #132
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What if I went on straight (being no religion)?
Then you will get eaten alive. Your head will get chopped of and will be sent to your children.





You'll probably get redirected.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #133
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In Morocco, two no entry signs....this is what you get...
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #134
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Then you will get eaten alive. Your head will get chopped of and will be sent to your children.
Heh... could be worse... raped by camel or something like that

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You'll probably get redirected.
How?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #135
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Heh... could be worse... raped by camel or something like that



How?
Well, that area has a checkpoint. There you will be redirected by the police.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #136
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I like how Mecca has blatantly discriminatory signs:


what would happen if Muslims went into Makkah Lanes?

Spy Cameras????

I think its racist !
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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #137
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How can it be racist if Muslims include all races (and almost all ethnicities on Earth)?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #138
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How can it be racist if Muslims include all races (and almost all ethnicities on Earth)?
"Religionist", maybe!

Anyway, I wouldn't really care that much if Saudi Arabia didn't already have a problem with extremist ideologies. I think those signs might further encourage those potential terrorists who have fallen victim to brainwashing by the Islamo-fascists.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #139
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An occasional hazard along a Sydney road.



This one from the UAE, I never quite worked it out.

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Old March 5th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #140
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Why do those Swedish signs have a yellow background? I like them, anyway.
I think it is because of the snow, so you can see them better.
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