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Amid international outcry in 2002, an Ottoman fortress was demolished to make way for the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower. HIDE CAPTION Paris Hilton store opens in Mecca Hilton tweets pride at opening outlet The Paris Hilton brand Paris Hilton — the party girl image The most sacred site in Islam Abraj Al-Bait Towers American socialite opens store in Muslim holy city of Mecca Hilton’s fifth store in Saudi Arabia and has upset many Muslims Some say it is more evidence of commercialization of the historic pilgrimage site Others say Mecca is one of Saudi’s prime retail sites and the shop is catering to demand (CNN) — As an American socialite and hotel heiress, Paris Hilton has built up a global brand on her sexy image — and sometimes very few clothes. But many believe she has gone a step too far in opening a store selling luxury items in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Hilton’s rise to worldwide fame was boosted in part by a homemade sex movie that went viral online in 2003, days before the debut of her reality TV series “The Simple Life.” This does not sit well with many in Mecca, which attracts three million Muslim pilgrims from around the world every year. All Muslims who are able are expected to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime, and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the city. Most Saudi women cover themselves fully with a black abaya. Paris Hilton store in Mecca? Hilton introduced her store on the social media site Twitter , when she wrote, “Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia!” accompanying the post with a picture. She later added: “This is the 5th store in Saudi Arabia, and store number 42 in total! So proud to keep growing my brand!” It is not the store itself that is out of place in Mecca — the presence of Western luxury brands is nothing new in Saudi Arabia. Hilton’s store sells luxury handbags and accessories and is in the new Makkah Mall, which opened in 2011 with 255 shops, many of them global chains, selling everything from jewelery to electronics, women’s fashion to sportswear. It even has a branch of the lingerie chain La Senza. Paris Hilton has 42 stores worldwide selling handbags, accessories, shoes, fragrances, watches and T-shirts, and already has four in Saudi Arabia.
Burglary must run in the family for the Hilton clan. A year after her big sisters home was broken into by a crew of teen bandits, Nicky Hilton is now reeling from a burglary at her Los Angeles home. Police say they were called Tuesday afternoon and were told that several unidentified items were swiped. Paris Hilton took to her Twitter feed to voice her outrage at both the criminals and the police for what she felt was a delayed response to their distress. Its unbelievable how my sister called the cops over an hour ago and they still havent shown up, she wrote around 3:30 PM PST. Her house just got robbed, so messed up. Paris made her displeasure known at whoever may have burgled her sister, and noted correctly the uptick in celebrity robberies as of late. I HATE people who steal! Its so wrong! I hope they catch whoever did this! There has (sic) been so many robberies lately. So scary! She wasnt the only one to be scared, however. Paris says her sister thought her cats escaped in the robbery but she just found them under the bed. Thank God. Paris, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom are among several young celebrities whose homes have been burglarized in recent months. Four people have pleaded not guilty to charges involving the theft of $3 million in jewelry, designer clothes and other items.