Dr. Abd Al-Baset Al-Sayyed of the Egyptian National Research Center explains the "science" behind his call to abolish Greenwich Mean Time and replace it with ... you guessed it ... Mecca time! (Courtesy of MEMRI TV <http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1349>.)
Abd Al-Baset Al-Sayyid: When British colonialism or the British kingdom were in control, and it was "an empire on which the sun never sets," it imposed Greenwich Mean Time. This creates two problems for the world. The first problem is that in Greenwich, the magnetic field of Earth is 8.5 degrees, whereas in Mecca the magnetic field is zero.
Abd Al-Baset Al-Sayyid: It has been proven that there is a certain discrepancy if we calculate it according to Greenwich. This discrepancy has been estimated as 8.5 minutes between the northern and southern hemispheres.
Interviewer: How much?
Abd Al-Baset Al-Sayyid: 8.5 minutes. Air traffice cannot be organized this way. They are aware of this, and so they try to change it.
There is no science but mecca science ......
There is no prophet but tinfoil.....