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Paris Hilton Causes Religious Outrage And 'Insults Mecca' By Opening Store In The Holy City

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Nov. 19 2012, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

Paris Hilton is no stranger to controversy and scandal, but now the socialite has managed to upset an entire religion!

The hotel heiress best known for sex tapes, flesh-baring skimpy outfits and brushes with the law has sparked outrage in the Middle East by opening a new shop in the Saudi Arabian Holy City of Mecca.

Hilton made the announcement on November 14 that her bag and accessory collections were to be sold there, tweeting: "Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia!"

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The Twitter message quickly sparked an angry backlash complaining about 31-year-old Paris pimping her products in the holy land, with a slew of messages from Saudis voicing their disgust at the business venture.

"Wahhabis at work! Historic religious sites in Medina are being destroyed, while Paris Hilton opens a new store in Mecca mall," wrote one critic, while another commented: "So Paris Hilton opened a handbag store in MECCA? The world is a corrupt place at the moment. Someone please send me to Mars."

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The shopping center, also referred to as Makkah Mall, will be Hilton's 5th store in Saudi Arabia and her 42nd world wide.

As exclusively reported, Paris managed to insult the whole gay community in September by going on a homophobic rant in a New York City taxi cab.


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