The Iran-Saudi pilgrimage dispute has historical precedent

I’m a little the worse for wear today, so posting may be light. Luckily, this makes for a timely rerun, what with Iran’s decision last week to ban (or re-ban) Iranians from making pilgrimages to Mecca. This is getting a lot of attention, much more than Iran’s ban on performing Umrah got last April, no doubt because the Saudi-Iran feud in general is getting extra attention at the moment. Anyway, I wrote this in April because of the Umrah ban, to provide a little historical context, and it applies equally well today.

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