“For more than a century, a point on the top of a hill in south-east London has been recognised as the centre of world time and the official starting point of each new day. 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.”
The clock tower will eventually become the second tallest building in the world, spanning 2,000ft. high and will be set to Arabia Standard Time, three hours ahead of GMT. And, if that’s not enough, “residents of Mecca will also be reminded that it is time to pray when 21,000 green and white lights, visible at a distance of 18 miles, flash five times a day.”
I can only imagine the flying spittle from Glen Beck, Limbaugh and Co. at the thought of Mecca Time. It’s anarchy, I tell ya!