Monday, April 21, 2008

Introducing the Mecca Watch: It Actually Goes Backward

When you're dealing with this psychotic deathcult, you just never know what sort of comedy gold they'll come up with next.

This one's a beauty.
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.
Me, I'm partial to eastern time living here in the United States, although since I'm the center of my own universe, maybe I can self-impose JWF time.

Anyway, that's not the best part. Dig this.
The meeting also reviewed what has been described as a Mecca watch, the brainchild of a French Muslim.

The watch is said to rotate anti-clockwise and is supposed to help Muslims determine the direction of Mecca from any point on Earth.
It's perfect. A backward watch for a backward religion.

They're too stupid to see the irony, no doubt.

Interesting that the BBC cites the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.
A prominent cleric, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawy, said modern science had at last provided evidence that Mecca was the true centre of the Earth; proof, he said, of the greatness of the Muslim "qibla" - the Arabic word for the direction Muslims turn to when they pray.
What a joke.

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