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Muslims want to replace Greenwich Mecca

April 22 2008

Scholars and clerics from the Muslim countries to replace Greenwich Mean Time at the time of Mecca, which is the center of the earth.

The proposal was made at a scientific conference in Qatar under the name "Mecca as the center of the earth: Theory and Practice."

One of the forum participants said that Britain has imposed on the Greenwich meridian around the world when it was a colonial empire, reports BBC.

A well-known cleric, Sheikh Youssef Karadaui said that modern science has finally provided evidence that Mecca is the center of the earth. It is to this point, all Muslims turn during prayer.

At the conference, showed a model of special hours, which helps determine the direction of Mecca at any point on the planet.

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