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Muslim astronaut in space worship problem [HOW do you pray facing Mecca five times a day in space?]
news.com.au ^ | May 02, 2007 01:00am | staff writer

Posted on 05/01/2007 10:54:39 AM PDT by bedolido

HOW do you pray facing Mecca five times a day when you are circling the Earth 16 times every 24 hours?

This is one of the problems facing Malaysian authorities as they prepare to send their first man into space. There are others: how to hold the prayer position in zero gravity, ensure that only halal freeze-dried food is in your space cupboard and perform your ritual ablutions before worship?

They have all been answered by a team of Islamic scholars and scientists that has spent more than a year working on guidelines for the astronaut.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: astronaut; idiotalert; islam; islamicscholars; malaysia; morons; muhammadsminions; muslim; muslims; space; stuckonstupid; worship
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1 posted on 05/01/2007 10:54:43 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

Tell him to stand on his head.


2 posted on 05/01/2007 10:55:47 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: bedolido

Anti-satellite missile. Problem solved.


3 posted on 05/01/2007 10:56:14 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: FormerLib

Hang him upside down..preferably outside the spacecraft.


4 posted on 05/01/2007 10:56:28 AM PDT by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: bedolido

It happens when you let a fanatic cult religion run your life...


5 posted on 05/01/2007 10:57:55 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: bedolido

Yep...I guess we’ll have to retrofit the space station with a Muslim foot washing station. It’ll only cost a few billion more, which the taxpayer will have no vote in paying.


6 posted on 05/01/2007 10:58:07 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Wombat101

tell him to wait for muslim technology to get him there,


7 posted on 05/01/2007 10:58:27 AM PDT by tm61
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To: bedolido

And they wonder why Islamic countries have remained so backward.


8 posted on 05/01/2007 10:59:13 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: bedolido

Trick question. Islam will never have a space program and if someone is that devout a muslim, he wont make it past the psycho screening for astronauts that functional cultures put into space.


9 posted on 05/01/2007 10:59:14 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: bedolido

OK guys walk out of the Airlock naked and.............


10 posted on 05/01/2007 10:59:57 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: bedolido
Muslim astronaut in space worship problem [HOW do you pray facing Mecca five times a day in space?]

Easy. Point spacecraft at Mecca. Engage thrusters.

11 posted on 05/01/2007 11:01:13 AM PDT by dirtboy (JimRob's 12th Commandment: Thou shall not trash actual pubbies on FR to pimp false pubbies)
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To: bedolido
Spin the spacecraft around at 30,000 rpm. He'll face mecca 500 times every second.

That should do the trick.
12 posted on 05/01/2007 11:01:32 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: bedolido

Vaporize Mecca, distribute it about the Earth’s atmosphere, then it should be easier for Ramsey Al-Kaboom to find it from space.


13 posted on 05/01/2007 11:01:50 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: bedolido
They have all been answered by a team of Islamic scholars and scientists that has spent more than a year working on guidelines for the astronaut.

Wait until the guy figures out that they were too busy figuring this out and didn't spend enough time developing a zero-G toilet for him.

14 posted on 05/01/2007 11:02:01 AM PDT by dirtboy (JimRob's 12th Commandment: Thou shall not trash actual pubbies on FR to pimp false pubbies)
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To: bedolido
Maybe they could find a god that wasn't so damn finicky.

Just a thought.

15 posted on 05/01/2007 11:02:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: bedolido

Space travel is for advanced people. If such trivial sh*t is on your mind while you are cruising at thousands of miles per hour in the vacuum of space...you have no business being there.


16 posted on 05/01/2007 11:02:20 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: bedolido
HOW do you pray facing Mecca five times a day when you are circling the Earth 16 times every 24 hours?

Easy, spin the person like a satellite and tell them to keep praying until they land back on earth.

17 posted on 05/01/2007 11:03:22 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: dirtboy

I had some comments to make about this, but those of you who’ve already commented have said it all!


18 posted on 05/01/2007 11:03:42 AM PDT by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: bedolido

Pat, I think I’ll spin....


19 posted on 05/01/2007 11:03:55 AM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: bedolido

Reminds me of an old Star Trek joke....


20 posted on 05/01/2007 11:03:59 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: American Quilter

Who cares?


21 posted on 05/01/2007 11:04:24 AM PDT by starlifter
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To: bedolido

I heard they now make a tasty pork-flavored space food stick.


22 posted on 05/01/2007 11:04:50 AM PDT by doctor noe
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To: tm61

“muslim technology” is an oxymoron.

Even the “technology” involved in creating an IED comes from Western sources.

I can’t recall a Muslim technological or technical breakthrough in the last 1,000 years, and even then, many of the accomplishments normally accredited to Muslim society is actually of foreign (Greek or Indian) origin..


23 posted on 05/01/2007 11:04:58 AM PDT by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: Photo Finish

Ping to you, PF—I think you’ll enjoy this thread!


24 posted on 05/01/2007 11:05:10 AM PDT by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I’m stealin’ your tagline.


25 posted on 05/01/2007 11:05:19 AM PDT by pigsmith
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To: dragonblustar
Pigs in Space!!!"


26 posted on 05/01/2007 11:06:27 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket And don't forget lunch!!!!
27 posted on 05/01/2007 11:07:09 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: bedolido

Oh my god!! You and I were thinking alike!


28 posted on 05/01/2007 11:07:56 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: bedolido

Sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit.


29 posted on 05/01/2007 11:08:38 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: pigsmith

:)


30 posted on 05/01/2007 11:08:48 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: bedolido
Feh. Stupid article. Already been figured out, over 20 years ago, when a Saudi flew on the Shuttle.

They set a clock to Mecca time, and he prayed according to that.

31 posted on 05/01/2007 11:09:09 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: dragonblustar
Oh my god!! You and I were thinking alike!

Very scary!!!

32 posted on 05/01/2007 11:09:16 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido
At that distance, even being off an inch you could be pointing 1000 miles away from Mecca

If we colonize Mars, Muslims certainly can't go as when there are long periods of time where Mecca will be facing the other way on the other side of the sun. And of course even if they manage to point in the right direction, due to orbital speeds one second later they won't be

33 posted on 05/01/2007 11:10:20 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: bedolido
Make the Christians on-board acquiesce something, anything, through guilt?
34 posted on 05/01/2007 11:10:22 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Grimmy

Why are there no Muslims on Star Trek? That’s right. Because it’s in the future.


35 posted on 05/01/2007 11:11:50 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bedolido
Put him in the airlock, close the inside door, open the outside door, then de-pressurize the airlock.

Did I put something in the wrong sequence? Oppsie!

36 posted on 05/01/2007 11:12:03 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Wave Britainnia...Britannia waives the rules!")
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To: bedolido

Well if your society can’t quit killing each other long enough to build a rocket its not a problem...... So, its not really an urgent concern.

What are the odds the rocket will be attacked by rebels before launch?


37 posted on 05/01/2007 11:16:54 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: bedolido

Sounds like their moon “god” wants to make sure they don’t get too close. I guess he’s worried about suicide bombers, too.


38 posted on 05/01/2007 11:23:17 AM PDT by Master Shake
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To: bedolido

Give the guy a GPS.

Mecca-lecca-Hi, Mecca-heinie-ho!


39 posted on 05/01/2007 11:24:01 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: bedolido

Would an Orthodox Jew have the same sort of questions? (OK, don’t clutter this thread with all the “Jews in Space” stills you can find from that Mel Brooks movie!)


40 posted on 05/01/2007 11:25:07 AM PDT by hunter112
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To: bedolido
"Which way is towards Mecca?"


41 posted on 05/01/2007 11:27:51 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: xcamel

Reminds me of an old Star Trek joke....

Yup.......these are the real Klingons.


42 posted on 05/01/2007 11:28:15 AM PDT by newcthem (A former republican......now I'm a Fredsureashellcan !!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: bedolido
"HOW do you pray facing Mecca five times a day when you are circling the Earth 16 times every 24 hours"

The best solution to this problem is to NEVER allow muslims to be involved in our space program. Why are we even allowing these enemies of humanity to participate in something they don't understand, have not contributed to and would like to destroy? For a muslim to fly on the space shuttle an American who isn't muslim must give up his/her seat and lose out on the experience. No muslims at NASA!

43 posted on 05/01/2007 11:36:33 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: bedolido
The Malaysian will travel to Russia's International Space Station in October, in exchange for a lucrative arms deal.

Russia has an International Space Station? Wow! Is it me, or does Russia seem to be able to send whoever they want to up to the station? Didn't they just make some money sending some chick up in space to the ISS?
44 posted on 05/01/2007 11:38:25 AM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: StormEye
Malaysian authorities as they prepare to send their first man into space

this is talking about the Malaysian space program (I know... who knew?). Not NASA.

45 posted on 05/01/2007 11:39:40 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido

Tell him to stick his head up his a$$; same difference!


46 posted on 05/01/2007 11:45:03 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: bedolido
Mentally disturbed people should not be astronauts, so Muslims shouldn't be on space voyages and this should not be a problem.

Next question?

47 posted on 05/01/2007 11:46:18 AM PDT by Gritty (Islam is cultic in every way, in all 17 defining characteristics of a cult - Ali Sina)
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To: bedolido

Stick their heads up their hindies and float around in circles.


48 posted on 05/01/2007 12:10:16 PM PDT by tkathy (Those who appease get more killed than those who stand up to barbarism)
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To: bedolido

He must stand out side with no suit on.


49 posted on 05/01/2007 12:11:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle ( Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: bedolido

I’d think it sacreligious to Islam to go into space at all.


50 posted on 05/01/2007 12:20:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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