Yes, folks, it's true, for according to the BBC today, "Muslim scientists and clerics have called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace GMT, arguing that the Saudi city is the true centre of the Earth."
Aye, 'course it is, and the Moon is made of green cheese, and the inmates really are running the lunatic asylum.
But does anyone in authority outwith the would-be Caliphate raise a voice of dissent at these ridiculous assertions?
No, because (a) religions are held to be exempt from criticism per se, despite the fact that all religious belief is truly psychopathological, and (b) anyone who has the temerity to criticise the repressive nonsense that is Islam risks being murdered by some of its adherents who believe that they will be rewarded in a non-existent place called "Paradise" for committing homicide in the name of their spurious "god".
Next, they'll want us to believe that it's OK for a man to beat his wife with a stick if she disobeys him.
Or that adulterers should be killed by lapidation.
It would be excruciatingly funny if it wasn't so egregiously sick.