Skip to comments.Calls to Destroy Egyptís Great Pyramids Begin
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 Egypts Great Pyramidsor, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabii, those symbols of paganism, which Egypts Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrains Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypts 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 Muhammads 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 itselfdeemed a repository of pagan knowledge contradicting the Koranwas destroyed under bin al-Ass reign and in compliance with Caliph Omars command.
However, while book-burning was an easy activity in the 7th century, destroying the mountain-like pyramids and their guardian Sphinx was noteven if Egypts Medieval Mamluk rulers de-nosed the latter during target practice (though popular legend still attributes it to a Westerner, Napoleon).
Now, however, as Bahrains 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 enoughif he is willing to complete the Islamization process that started under the hands of Egypts first Islamic conqueror.
Nor is such a course of action implausible. History is laden with examples of Muslims destroying their own pre-Islamic heritagestarting with Islams prophet Muhammad himself, who destroyed Arabias Kaba 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 Maliall to Islams 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 nationthe Umma.
Accordingly, while many EgyptiansMuslims and non-Muslims alikesee themselves as Egyptians, Islamists have no national identity, identifying only with Islams culture, based on the sunna of the prophet and Islams 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 Islams.
It is further telling that such calls are being made nowimmediately after a Muslim Brotherhood member became Egypts 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 Bahais from Egypt.
In other words, Morsis 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 Egypts 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 Islams hit list, or will the fact that Muslims are involved silence them once againeven as those most ancient symbols of human civilization are pummeled to the ground?
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Great idea, tourism has dropped off due to Zionist provocations and Zionist sharks anyway. Destroy the pyramids, blame the Zionists.
So there won’t be a pyramid built for Pharoah Obama after all? OMG!
It might be worth it to watch the liberals contort themselves into pretzel shapes to defend the muzzies.
The All Seeing Eye will not be pleased. /s
Arab Spring my butt.
UN = Useless Nations = do nothing.
Nothing better symbolizes Islams destruction of civilization.
Free Constantinople Now!
Nothing better symbolizes Islams destruction of civilization.
Free Constantinople Now!
Liberals and islamonazis sound more alike every day.
Both want to destroy all signs of a past that came before them.
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.
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
I think that this is just a bit of historical/hysterical blackmail. “We will destroy the Pyramids... Unless you give into our demands for _______.”
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.
“Also, Ive never had any negative feelings about all the ancient art that was removed from Egypt by the English and even Americans. Ive 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.
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!!!
Wow, who didn’t see this coming?
Goes to show that Islam is from the DEVIL.
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.”
Allah = THE DEVIL.
What are you going to do with the huge cone of rocks right next to the foundations of the pyramid youve just destroyed? Popcorn...
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.
Another Obama victory.
See American first!
(....while you still can, that is.....)
I was waiting for this. Those rag-heads aren’t content unless they are doing something stupid.
They can’t wait to get their hands on Mt. Rushmore.
let american lib-holes take care of the pyramids...it’ll look like Detroit in no time at all..
Wonder what Zawi Hawas thinks of all this.
If They were smart, they would sell them to Las Vegas. Plenty of room in the Valley of Fire to house them.
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?
Coming to a Christian Church or Basillica near you!
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.
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.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for him to speak out.
The pyramids were built by non-Muslims and are a symbol of infidel occupation of Egypt; it is only right that they be demolished!
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?
Obama approves of this. If he says otherwise he’s a liar. But since he’s a liar anyway....
Destroying treasures is a mark of the devil.
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.