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    Angry Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    By Adrian Blomfield, Middle East Correspondent, and Martin Beckford
    Published: 6:30AM BST 11 Aug 2010












    Big Ben (L) and the Mecca Clock Tower (R) are now in competition to be recognised as the centre of time


    The Mecca Clock Royal Tower hotel overlooks the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim Saudi city of Mecca Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES


    But now the supremacy of Greenwich Mean Time is being challenged by a gargantuan new clock being built in Mecca, by which the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims could soon be setting their watches.

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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    151 ft. clock face diameter and you still can't tell what time it is from the ground. Binoculars?

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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    According to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric known around the Muslim world for his popular television show "Sharia and Life", Mecca has a greater claim to being the prime meridian because it is "in perfect alignment with the magnetic north."

    This claim that the holy city is a "zero magnetism zone" has won support from some Arab scientists like Abdel-Baset al-Sayyed of the Egyptian National Research Centre who says that there is no magnetic force in Mecca.

    "That's why if someone travels to Mecca or lives there, he lives longer, is healthier and is less affected by the earth's gravity," he said. "You get charged with energy."


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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    Cool looking clock. I like the design.
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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    Why not, time begins somewhere.

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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    Let the Muslims observe this if they want, but it would be ridiculous to even consider changing world time to placate the Saudi's.

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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Let the Muslims observe this if they want, but it would be ridiculous to even consider changing world time to placate the Saudi's.
    Exactly........ the rest of the world operates on real time and they will always be 3 hours early to any event.

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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    This will go over about as well as the metric system in the US.
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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    I don't think anyone but a few Islamic nations will actually go along with this. The world runs on GMT, all time zones are based off of this. If they want to cling to false scientific claims and become an annoyance to world time then let them.
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    Re: Giant Mecca clock seeks to call time on Greenwich

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    This will go over about as well as the metric system in the US.
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