He then attempted to support his argument by quoting some clerics and selected religious statements. But his most controversial method to debunk the rotation theory was a “logical” deduction in which he used a visual.
“First of all, where are we now? we go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane, clear?! focus with me, this is Earth;” he said, holding a sealed water cup.
He argued that if a plane stops still in air “China would be coming towards it” in case the Earth rotates on one direction. It the Earth rotates on opposite direction, the plane would never reach China, because “China is also rotating.”
The Video triggered a wave of controversial remarks on social media, especially on Twitter, where a special hashtag is being widely circulated. The hashtag translates as: “#cleric_rejects_rotation_of_Earth
In an interesting remark, one user tweeted: “What a coincidence that this would occur on Galileo’s birthday!”
Saudi cleric rejects that Earth revolves around the Sun
– Al Arabiya News.
I could not imagine that Arabs, who are so proud of their ancient knowledge in Astronomy would say such a thing as this, but… he is Arab, and he said it!
Every time I hear about IS and Islamism radicals and all that crap being a western creation, I can’t help to consider that even if it is true, all they did was to use a weakness among Muslims. That weakness is this religious school able to make young intelligent people, there and also here, become intellectual retards.
Once you make someone agree to renounce using the brains that God gave him, it will be easy as cake to model him as Play Doh.
This is where the weakness starts, not in any dark office in Washington, Tel Aviv or the Moon…