Anyone have any thoughts on how I should attack this? Should I make this a Christian and Jewish holy land article and spin off an Islamic one? The benefit of that is a lot of Christian and Jewish holy lands overlap, while the Islamic holy land is primarily based in Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore some Muslim holy cities like Mecca are strictly off limits to non-Muslims and
disobedience of this law is punishable by deportation or possibly death.
Thanks for any input. Sapphire 00:52, 22 April 2006 (EDT)
What about a separate guide for the landmarks of each faith? A Jewish traveler (or someone else interested in that tradition) could then follow the guide for sites holy to him, a Christian traveler (or someone else interested) could follow that guide and the Jewish guide, and a Muslim traveler (or someone else, as permitted) could follow that guide (and to the extent that he finds them meaningful, the other two). Granted there is some geographic overlap, but I'd expect the focus to be on See and Do rather than Sleep and Eat and Get Around, so the fact that all three would probably include Jerusalem shouldn't lead to much duplication, because the travelers would be going to visit the (pick one) Western Wall/Mount of Olives/Dome of the Rock. - Todd VerBeek 19:44, 23 April 2006 (EDT)
I like that idea. Should we turn this into a disamb page? Additionally, I would also suggest incoporating sites and destinations that have a significant meaning to each religion rather than strictly the holy cities and sites. For example - Mount Arafat, the place where Muhammad gave his last sermon. It's a required destination for pilgrims on the Hajj, but it is my understanding that the area is not really holy. - Andrew a.k.a. Sapphire