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.”
Ok, that part's bad enough.
But wait! There's MORE!! (with commentary)
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.”
Yusuf al-Qaradai - that name seems familiar - oh yes, got it now - a prime Islamist bastardo of the first water.
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.
Oh, for fuck’s sake! If I still had my little under-graduate “jam-jar” magnetometer (measured down to nanoteslas it did) and wasn’t going to be executed for even entering Mecca (yes, it is a capital offence for the kufr though I doubt somehow it would eclipse Prague for stag-does) I could refute these loons quite easily on that score. Egyptian National Research Centre! Dear sweet Jesus meek and mild what are these fuckwits on?
“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.”
*Frankly from what I’ve heard of Mecca - the unfun capital of the planet (perhaps I’m being unfair to Pyongyang here) it probably only feels like you live longer. I will only dignify the “science” there with a technical Latinate term: bolloxio profundus.
Western scientists have challenged such assertions, noting that the Magnetic North Pole is in actual fact on a line of longitude that passes through Canada, the United States, Mexico and Antarctica.
Challenged? Dear sweet Jesus meek and mild. Challenged! “Western scientists”? Oh give me strength! I think that’s just “scientists” really. What a load of old cobblers! Because you see it does actually pass through those four territories and not Mecca - a city the size of Manchester (or Atlanta) without a battle-cruiser - fuck me rigid because it must be a bastarding hilarity! Now I am sorry if the sweet smell of truth offends the sensitive nasal passageways of Islamists but if geophysics and astrophysics doesn’t bend to what they perceive as the will of Allah then Allah can go fuck himself with an electrified fuckulating machine (difficult without a magnetic field, mind) but Allah’s hand (sorry your High Beardienesses but it is so) is fettered (Qu’ran 5:64) and James Maxwell tied the knots. Ye Gods! What a complete load of utter Iggle Piggle’s wank. They truly tossed off the purple one here.
The man does have a way with words, does he not?