Muslim call to adopt Mecca time
By Magdi Abdelhadi
BBC Arab affairs analyst
One cleric said science had proved Mecca to be the centre of the Earth
Muslim scientists and clerics have called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace GMT, arguing that the Saudi city is the true centre of the Earth.
Mecca is the direction all Muslims face when they perform their daily prayers.
The call was issued at a conference held in the Gulf state of Qatar under the title: Mecca, the Centre of the Earth, Theory and Practice.
One geologist argued that unlike other longitudes, Mecca's was in perfect alignment to magnetic north.
He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed.
What rubbish. Every true believer knows that the centre of the world is Israel. lol. Silly Arabs- despite all their wealth and power and numerical superiority they can't defeat the Jews. Best way to get the oil price down is to foment a war between the two parties which will force the Arabs to pump more oil to fuel the war.