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Calls to Destroy Egyptís Great Pyramids Begin
FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim

Posted on 07/10/2012 4:42:17 AM PDT by SJackson

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Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin

Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On July 10, 2012 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 20 Comments

According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi‘i, those “symbols of paganism,” which Egypt’s Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax.    Most recently, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs” and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.”

This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s companion, Amr bin al-As and his Arabian tribesmen, who invaded and conquered Egypt circa 641.  Under al-As and subsequent Muslim rule, many Egyptian antiquities were destroyed as relics of infidelity.  While most Western academics argue otherwise, according to early Muslim writers, the great Library of Alexandria itself—deemed a repository of pagan knowledge contradicting the Koran—was destroyed under bin al-As’s reign and in compliance with Caliph Omar’s command.

However, while book-burning was an easy activity in the 7th century, destroying the mountain-like pyramids and their guardian Sphinx was not—even if Egypt’s Medieval Mamluk rulers “de-nosed” the latter during target practice (though popular legend still attributes it to a Westerner, Napoleon).

Now, however, as Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sheikhs” observes, and thanks to modern technology, the pyramids can be destroyed.  The only question left is whether the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt is “pious” enough—if he is willing to complete the Islamization process that started under the hands of Egypt’s first Islamic conqueror.

Nor is such a course of action implausible.  History is laden with examples of Muslims destroying their own pre-Islamic heritage—starting with Islam’s prophet Muhammad himself, who destroyed Arabia’s Ka‘ba temple, transforming it into a mosque.

Asking “What is it about Islam that so often turns its adherents against their own patrimony?” Daniel Pipes provides several examples, from Medieval Muslims in India destroying their forefathers’ temples, to contemporary Muslims destroying their non-Islamic heritage in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Malaysia, and Tunisia.

Currently, in what the International Criminal Court is describing as a possible “war crime,” Islamic fanatics are destroying the ancient heritage of the city of Timbuktu in Mali—all to Islam’s triumphant war cry, “Allahu Akbar!”

Much of this hate for their own pre-Islamic heritage is tied to the fact that, traditionally, Muslims do not identify with this or that nation, culture, heritage, or language, but only with the Islamic nation—the Umma.

Accordingly, while many Egyptians—Muslims and non-Muslims alike—see themselves as Egyptians, Islamists have no national identity, identifying only with Islam’s “culture,” based on the “sunna” of the prophet and Islam’s language, Arabic.  This sentiment was clearly reflected when the former Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Akef, declared “the hell with Egypt,” indicating that the interests of his country are secondary to Islam’s.

It is further telling that such calls are being made now—immediately after a Muslim Brotherhood member became Egypt’s president.  In fact, the same reports discussing the call to demolish the last of the Seven Wonders of the Word, also note that Egyptian Salafis are calling on Morsi to banish all Shias and Baha’is from Egypt.

In other words, Morsi’s call to release the Blind Sheikh, a terrorist mastermind, may be the tip of the iceberg in coming audacity.  From calls to legalize Islamic sex-slave marriage to calls to institute “morality police” to calls to destroy Egypt’s mountain-like monuments, under Muslim Brotherhood tutelage, the bottle has been uncorked, and the genie unleashed in Egypt.

Will all those international institutions, which make it a point to look the other way whenever human rights abuses are committed by Muslims, lest they appear “Islamophobic,” at least take note now that the Great Pyramids appear to be next on Islam’s hit list, or will the fact that Muslims are involved silence them once again—even as those most ancient symbols of human civilization are pummeled to the ground?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ancientegypt; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; muslimworld; pyramidiocy; religionofpieces
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1 posted on 07/10/2012 4:42:25 AM PDT by SJackson
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Great idea, tourism has dropped off due to Zionist provocations and Zionist sharks anyway. Destroy the pyramids, blame the Zionists.

2 posted on 07/10/2012 4:43:41 AM PDT by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, take him on a car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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To: SJackson
Hey UN! Can you step up and defend the most famous world heritage of them all.
Show us that you are not completely useless.

3 posted on 07/10/2012 4:46:42 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SJackson

So there won’t be a pyramid built for Pharoah Obama after all? OMG!


4 posted on 07/10/2012 4:48:52 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: SJackson

It might be worth it to watch the liberals contort themselves into pretzel shapes to defend the muzzies.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 4:49:13 AM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: SJackson

The All Seeing Eye will not be pleased. /s


6 posted on 07/10/2012 4:51:11 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: SJackson

Arab Spring my butt.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 4:53:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BitWielder1

UN = Useless Nations = do nothing.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 4:53:30 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: SJackson

Nothing better symbolizes Islams destruction of civilization.

Free Constantinople Now!


9 posted on 07/10/2012 4:54:58 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SJackson

Nothing better symbolizes Islams destruction of civilization.

Free Constantinople Now!


10 posted on 07/10/2012 4:55:25 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SJackson

Liberals and islamonazis sound more alike every day.

Both want to destroy all signs of a past that came before them.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 4:55:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SJackson

Yep, go right ahead. The pyramids are just a constant reminder of how the Egyptian people peaked about 3000 years ago. Also, I’ve never had any negative feelings about all the ancient art that was removed from Egypt by the English and even Americans. I’ve always gotten the impression that had they not been removed they would have been destroyed by the Egyptians, either by neglect, vandalism, or scavengers.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:08 AM PDT by Casie
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To: SJackson
Why can't they just rub themselves out and be done with it? Why go through this slow and agonizing process of defacing your own history when you can just commit mass suicide, the entire Umma, nation of Islam? Go ahead, do it and give us all a break from your insanity in insecurity that the Koran may be completely false, hence they never want it to stand up to any scrutiny, just look at the Holy book wrong and...off with your head!
13 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:33 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: SJackson

The effete UN UNESCO World Heritage knuckleheads will surely confront the Muslims on this -— but the UN will never come after our guns here in the US. /s


14 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:54 AM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: SJackson

I think that this is just a bit of historical/hysterical blackmail. “We will destroy the Pyramids... Unless you give into our demands for _______.”


15 posted on 07/10/2012 5:03:01 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SJackson

Excellent! Gives all those countries holding egyptian artifacts, or artifacts from other countries now controlled by terrorists, a perfect excuse to never return such artifacts.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 5:05:00 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Casie

“Also, I’ve never had any negative feelings about all the ancient art that was removed from Egypt by the English and even Americans. I’ve always gotten the impression that had they not been removed they would have been destroyed by the Egyptians, either by neglect, vandalism, or scavengers.”

Exactly; protected from savages.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 5:06:12 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: SJackson

What, a week? Two? Surprised it took that long. The Sphinx will have to go, obviously. Probably before the Pyramids. Of course all those ancient idols and mummies will have to be destroyed. They offend Allah, donchaknow?

Anyhow, look at the bright side! They can melt down all those fancy gold idols and stuff and use the money to buy more guns!

I’m starting to wonder if the Mayans might just be right after all. The world is going frigging bughouse NUTS!!!


18 posted on 07/10/2012 5:08:32 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SJackson
The Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamayyan. Why does anyone think these Muslims will not destroy the Pyramids and the Sphinx? Ancient art must be the enemy. Appalling. Even more appalling is the fact that WE, THE PEOPLE, paid for the rebellion. Well, I guess no one will be able to see the Pyramids or the Sphinx anymore anyway, as we are all infidels. Very sad.
19 posted on 07/10/2012 5:09:07 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SJackson
I would bet the same nut jobs will also want to destroy all the mummies and antiquities in Egyptian museums. Remember how the Taliban destroyed those priceless Buddha statues?
20 posted on 07/10/2012 5:10:29 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Amagi
They should sell Emam Burgers at the Pyramids.
21 posted on 07/10/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: SJackson
Can't they just redecorate?


22 posted on 07/10/2012 5:11:28 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SJackson

Wow, who didn’t see this coming?


23 posted on 07/10/2012 5:12:04 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: originalbuckeye

Goes to show that Islam is from the DEVIL.


24 posted on 07/10/2012 5:12:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I had to do a Wiki search to find the year, but it was the mooslems in the 1300’s that removed the white limestone that coated the pyramids. The stones were used to decorate mosques and even crushed to make roads. So really, this is nothing new at all. If not for Islam we would have pictures of smooth white pyramids and I believe the Sphinx would still have his nose.
25 posted on 07/10/2012 5:13:20 AM PDT by Casie
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To: SJackson

You realize that the Metropolitan Museum of Art built a new wing into Central Park around 1985 to house a ton of artifacts on loan from the Government of Egypt? If they demand them back, and the Museum has no legal reason to refuse, they will be left with an empty wing and the antiquities will ride into oblivion.

The empty wing should be called the “Cenotaph of Egyptian Civilization.”


26 posted on 07/10/2012 5:14:03 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Ronin

Allah = THE DEVIL.


27 posted on 07/10/2012 5:14:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SJackson

What are you going to do with the huge cone of rocks right next to the foundations of the pyramid you’ve just destroyed? Popcorn...


28 posted on 07/10/2012 5:14:50 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: equaviator

Speaking of which... I wonder what sort of monstrosity Obama is going to have for a presidential library. That old trailer park mobile home thing Clinton had hung out over a river is hideous. Maybe we should have a contest to design Obama’s library.


29 posted on 07/10/2012 5:16:59 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Casie

Another Obama victory.


30 posted on 07/10/2012 5:17:13 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SJackson; mickie
Who wants to go to Egypt for tourism anymore, anyhow...unless you want to view chaos, collapse, crowds of rapers or be kidnapped.

See American first!

(....while you still can, that is.....)

Leni

31 posted on 07/10/2012 5:17:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SJackson

I was waiting for this. Those rag-heads aren’t content unless they are doing something stupid.


32 posted on 07/10/2012 5:19:29 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SJackson
I hope they get started right away. I want to see Obama’s purple lips tensed as his brain spins into overdrive trying to appear appalled without actually being able to condemn the actions of his owners.
33 posted on 07/10/2012 5:20:23 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SJackson

They can’t wait to get their hands on Mt. Rushmore.


34 posted on 07/10/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: SJackson

let american lib-holes take care of the pyramids...it’ll look like Detroit in no time at all..


35 posted on 07/10/2012 5:21:04 AM PDT by wny
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To: SJackson
I hope Israel has a nice,fresh,large stockpile on hand because it looks like they're gonna need one on two fronts.
36 posted on 07/10/2012 5:21:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: SJackson
I predict frogs will fall from the sky if the mooselimbs try this.


37 posted on 07/10/2012 5:21:29 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SJackson

Wonder what Zawi Hawas thinks of all this.


38 posted on 07/10/2012 5:22:43 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: SJackson

If They were smart, they would sell them to Las Vegas. Plenty of room in the Valley of Fire to house them.


39 posted on 07/10/2012 5:24:23 AM PDT by blackpacific
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To: Casie
My feelings exactly! If the west had not found and saved the artifacts from the tombs they would all be gone by now. It is the fact that they have become museum pieces that they have value. I am not in favor of them tearing down the pyramids, I haven't been there yet.
40 posted on 07/10/2012 5:24:47 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: The Great RJ
At least people can remember that. They don't remember that the Taliban murdered 3000 people in the town nearest those statues around the same time because the western press was focused on the statues instead.

Wonder how many people are dying in Libya and Egypt that isn't getting reported because the press and our government are too busy trying to put lipstick on the pig called the "Arab Spring" so they can take it to the prom?

41 posted on 07/10/2012 5:25:28 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Casie

Coming to a Christian Church or Basillica near you!


42 posted on 07/10/2012 5:29:26 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: SJackson

First of all there is no sign of “paganism” in the Great Pyramid, no depictions of gods on the walls, nor any other images. Second, Muhammad himself never objected to them.

But never mind the pyramids, they want to destroy America! I don’t see the nannyworld globalists worrying about that.


43 posted on 07/10/2012 5:31:38 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
the Metropolitan Museum of Art built a new wing...

I'd imagine politics to play a part, both Egyptian and American. Here, the MuslimBro'hood in power, will push the gears to empty the museum and send back artifacts for it's destruction. Egyptians like Americans, do not think with one mind. Egyptian curators across Egypt will make known their preferences for Americans to hold onto anything Egyptian until such time, even if never, the MB tornado blows thru their country; while Egyptian "leaders" lobby along with American "leaders" otherwise.

44 posted on 07/10/2012 5:33:26 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Straight8

Don’t hold your breath waiting for him to speak out.


45 posted on 07/10/2012 5:36:22 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: SJackson

The pyramids were built by non-Muslims and are a symbol of infidel occupation of Egypt; it is only right that they be demolished!


46 posted on 07/10/2012 5:38:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Casie

This is why the art “stolen” by the West, like the Elgin marbles and Rosetta Stone, should remain in the UK or the West - forever!
Never, ever, return anything to the insane kleptocrats of Africa and the ME. IIRC, we’ve returned the Rosetta Stone, so its doomed and how much has been destroyed and looted from the museums? How long before the Moslems destroy Kharnak, dynamite the Sphinx and resume quarrying the Pyramids?


47 posted on 07/10/2012 5:39:17 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: SJackson

Obama approves of this. If he says otherwise he’s a liar. But since he’s a liar anyway....


48 posted on 07/10/2012 5:40:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SJackson
Islam is satanic. Simply satanic.

Destroying treasures is a mark of the devil.

49 posted on 07/10/2012 5:40:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I'm watching 'The Walking Dead' and rootin' for the zombies.)
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To: SJackson

I’d like to see the Muzzies try to bring a pyramid down. You just know they would make a hack-job of it, and only bring down half of one, and then they wouldn’t have money for the rest. Then the mutual recrimination would set in, and they would start killing each other.


50 posted on 07/10/2012 5:41:22 AM PDT by PGR88
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