In the movie “2012” – about the destruction of the world, the things you don’t see destroyed are Muslim sites, especially the site of the Hajj, the focus of the most important pilgrimage in Islam. As director Roland Emmerich said in an interview: “We have to all, in the western world, think about this. You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have … a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is. So it’s just something which I kind of didn’t [think] was [an] important element, anyway, in the film, so I kind of left it out.”
In other words, Christian locations and symbols can be destroyed, no problem. But Muslim locations and symbols? That’s another story. Apparently, the world continues in Islam’s fearful grip.