Friday, April 25, 2008

Muslim call to replace GMT with ‘Mecca time’

Cranmer can scarcely believe the veracity of this demand, but it is reported by the BBC - which is ever respectful and sensitive towards all things Islamic - so it must be true.

It transpires that ‘Muslim scientists and clerics’ are demanding that the UK adopt ‘Mecca time’ because ‘the Saudi city is the true centre of the Earth’.

The clerics can freely fabricate whatever beliefs they wish on the matter, as they do on so much else, and Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawy does precisely that when he asserts that ‘modern science has at last provided evidence that Mecca is the true centre of the Earth; proof of the greatness of the Muslim "qibla".’

But quite how these eminent scientists have deduced that Mecca is the ‘true centre of the Earth’ is something of a mystery.

However, they organised a conference and called it ‘Mecca, the Centre of the Earth, Theory and Practice’, so it must be so, in theory and practice. There is an assertion that scientific truths were revealed in the Qur’an, and it is simply the work of clerics to unearth and publicise the textual evidence. According to a Muslim geologist, ‘unlike other longitudes, Mecca's is in perfect alignment to magnetic north’.

Mind-blowing stuff, eh?

And then we hear that ‘the English imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power’, and it is ‘about time that changed’.

So, why not change it to Mecca time as a symbol of the Islamist agenda to wage jihad until the whole world is taken by force? And who then will be righteously justified in challenging the existence of ‘Mecca time'?


Blogger chris said...

I wonder if they understand that the magnetic pole moves over time?

24 April 2008 at 22:58  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

Your Grace, I am intrigued at the time you posted this (Friday 25 April 1:29 am). As I write it has just turned 11:04 pm BST on Thursday 24 April so your Grace is at a longitude at least 2 hours ahead of us.

Could it be, surely not, that your Grace is currently residing in Mecca - or Moscow?

24 April 2008 at 23:08  
Anonymous Homophobic Horse said...

Do a post on creationism Cranners.

24 April 2008 at 23:22  
OpenID hypocentre said...

Magnetic declination of Mecca is not zero but about two degrees east.

Earth time is UTC not GMT

25 April 2008 at 00:20  
OpenID hypocentre said...

Magnetic declination of Mecca is not zero but about two degrees east.

Earth time is UTC not GMT

25 April 2008 at 00:21  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

your grace

is this also where all the virgins are waiting ??

i shall quote from Blake (ihope it is agreeable and beneficial for his grace)

Jerusalem in England

The fields from Islington to Marybone
To primrose Hill and St Johns Wood .
were builded over with pillars of gold .
and there Jerusalem pillars stood.

Her Little-ones ran on the fields .
The lamb of God among them seen
And fair jerusalem his bride
Among the little meadows green

Pancrass & Kentish town repose
among her golden pillars high
among her golden arches which
shine upon the starry sky

the jews-harp-house & the Green Man.
The ponds where boys bathe to delight
The fields of cows by Willan farm
shine in Jerusalems pleasant sight.

She walks upon our meadows green.
the lamb of God walks by her side.
And every English child is seen
Children of jesus and his bride

25 April 2008 at 00:36  
Anonymous steadmancinques said...

Isn't the significance of Mecca that it was the place to which the first Muslim asylum-seekers fled?

Ignoring the nonsense about 'true centre' of the earth in the physical sense, the place to which Mohammed stated that he was transported in a dream, and where the writings that are called the Koran were dictated to him, was the true spiritual centre of the earth, which it remains, that is, of course, Jerusalem.

25 April 2008 at 09:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More mad mullah third world twaddle.

25 April 2008 at 11:17  
Anonymous William Lamberton said...

presumably they'll be calling for a relocation of the Prime Meridian next.(zero degrees of longitude)

Actually this was one policy of Hitler who intended to move the Prime Meridian to Berlin. Now Hitler was a bigoted dictator who believed in the annihilation of the Jews. These Islamist scientists believe ... ah well very much the same

25 April 2008 at 12:36  
Blogger Dark_Heretic said...

Your Grace,

If they get their way and move timeline to Mecca time will they also change the calendar thereby transporting everyone back to the 15th century?


25 April 2008 at 16:13  
Anonymous Voyager said...

When you worship a lump of basalt you are imbued with a mysticism unknown to any other animate and sentient being.

It is what makes Islam a Cult par excellence, the ability to manufacture virtual reality and instill through ritual incantation a tonic for the abject and pitiful state of self-worth in the Arab mind.

25 April 2008 at 19:08  
Anonymous billy said...

Slow news day, Your Grace?

25 April 2008 at 19:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really getting tired of this Muslims and their lonney ideas.

The Religions of peace at it again.

We need a Catholic Richard I again.

25 April 2008 at 21:16  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Well done Cranmer, for giving so much attention to a random bunch of loonies.

Oh, those pesky Muslims(!)

27 August 2010 at 22:59  

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