"Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) could be replaced by "Mecca Time," if a group of Muslim leaders get their way.
At the conference, "Mecca, the Center of the Earth, Theory and Practice," Muslim scientists and clerics called for the change, arguing that the holy city in Saudi Arabia is the center of the Earth and should be the reference point for world time, not Greenwich, England, the British Broadcasting Corp. reports.
One geologist at the Qatar conference said Mecca's longitude is perfectly aligned with magnetic north and should therefore replace the English city, which has been measuring time zones since 1884, the BBC reports.
Attendees of the conference also reviewed the "Mecca Watch," an invention by a French Muslim which reportedly rotates counter-clockwise and displays Mecca's direction from any point in the world, the BBC said.
The conference is part of a trend called “Ijaz al-Koran" or "miraculous nature of the holy text," which tries to find precedents for modern science from passages in the Koran, the BBC reports, and that more of the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad should be used in place of many un-holy Western methodology.
"To show just how backwards the Americans are, just look at what they did to that polygamist sect in the state of Texas," the conference went on to report, "why, the great Prophet himself could have inseminated all of those women without the slightest bit of help, and for that matter we consider 13 to be far too old to begin having sex with a woman. The Americans would be better served by starting to emulate the exploits of our Holy Prophet than by punishing men for doing what only comes natural. When Islam at long last takes over the world it isn't just silly little Greenwich England that will see major changes, this we can tell you as fact."