The city of Mecca is located on the Terrorist/Oil Peninsula. This is the holy city for the Islamic peoples, like Jerusalem is to pretty much everyone else. When muslims pray five times a day, they must face the direction of this city. So if a muslim person is lost in the woods they're screwed.
Also, when a person of the muslim faith is buried, they have to face Mecca (much like when people are buried in the true faith, Christianity, they have to face Jeruselem).
Also a cola and a type of cow I just made up.
BTW Pagans use to travel to Mecca for religious purposes long before Islam was invented.