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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:10 PM
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Gawker: The Sinister Muslim Plot to Steal Time
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"It's real. The Saudi government is currently building an enormous clock tower in Mecca, set to Arabia Standard Time, that they hope will overshadow the Greenwich Observatory as the true center of the world's time. Yes. Arab Muslims: Time Thieves.

From the Telegraph's chilling report:

For the past 125 years, the international community has accepted that the start of each day should be measured from the prime meridian, representing 0 degrees longitude, which passes through the Greenwich Observatory.

A standard time by which other clocks were set was needed to organise global travel and communications, but in the Islamic world the idea that it should be centred on a part of London is seen as a colonial anachronism.

As Mohammed al-Arkubi, manager of one of the hotels in the complex, put it: "Putting Mecca time in the face of Greenwich Mean Time. This is the goal."


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burnsei sensei Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:13 PM
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1. Yes, We must step forward into the new
Muslim dominated world.
You will submit.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:13 PM
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2. The Saudis want their own standard of time zones and calendars?
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:16 PM
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3. Time Bandits!
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:57 PM
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4. Given that the Islamic calender is based on lunar cycles and .
has 354 or 355 days per year,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calendar

I don't really look to Mecca for time keeping.

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