Skip to comments.Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin
Posted on 07/10/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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?
“If they disagree with the Quran they are heresy - if they agree with the Quran they are superfluous; let them burn”
Nice job, Obama and Hilary! Looks like your “Arab Spring” is turning into a tsunami of Sharia-inspired jihad.
Votes have consequences.
Maybe they can just hide them under giant burqas or something
Let them destroy the Pyramids, then NO ONE....NO ONE would EVER go to Egypt!! It’ll just be the HELL HOLE it is, but with no tourists coming in, it’ll be a BIGGER HELL HOLE!!!
I read on another cite that Caliph Omar ordered the Library at Alexandria be burned down.
“cover with wax”?????
Votes have consequences.. In Egypt too.
When evil is actually elected to office, the voters are responsible. I don’t know whether the election was a sham or not. But whether it be Palestinians, Egyptians or any other, there can be no collateral damage and there are no innocent civilians to protect if was becomes necessary.
When the time comes to go to war with an oppressive dictator, the people of a nation become victims of that war. But what of a people who elect an internationally despotic government into power?
Moral relativism aside, “Kill em all and let God sort em out.” comes to mind.
One of those "fetish things". Hot wax on the nipples and such. And the Pyramids are like the biggest nips on the planet, so... ya know...
If it ain’t Islamic, it ain’t history or worth preserving.
There is going to be a civil war in Egypt. Military vs. MB.
BFD - who cares, I sure don’t. let them destroy the whole place.
Yes, but this is not viewed as a bad thing by the muzzzzies.
No tourists means no Christians defiling their soil.
Buddhas of Bamiyan, Destroyed by Taliban
...I still have libs lecturing me about how Islam is a religion of tolerance and openness.....*shakes head*
I don't know why, but that suddenly brought Dolly Parton to mind.
Good thing Obamugabe backed that Muslim Brotherhood. Nice move there, promoter reading punk.
Why not? We have the Luxor. sarc/
Yes, the world would be SO much better off if it had more pagans (alas) and less of these crazy, aggressive, hostile nutjobs parading as religious ....
What will the people of our country do if they call for the destruction of all monuments in Washington DC?
The destruction of their tourism industry.
Too bad for the Egyptian people.
Yeah, Egypt isn't a place that I associate with honeybees.
Maybe they mean earwax.
Here we go ... Give me that good-old, Stone-Age religion ...
Yes like others have posted, tourism will fall off to nothing but like everything else, the communists in our country will give Egypt more foreign aid so once again the American people will get robbed and at the same time called evil.
The pyramids are just more proof how lazy and inept rag heads are. They were supposed to be CUBES.
Bible: You will know a tree by its fruits. A bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Islam is showing its true nature by the destructive actions of its followers.
If the Pyramids were gone, it would be much easier for Israel to nuke Cairo. Just saying.
Islam: the pedophiles answer for the stupid and useless.
Narrated by George Carlin while Gallagher throws a watermelon into the Strait of Hormuz and Lenny Bruce cusses out @ Ah'm-a-Dizzy-Jihad.
You can't buy entertainement like that....
“The destruction of their tourism industry.”
Which the Egyptian military controls. No one is doing anything to those pyramids without an internal fight.
Yes you are correct! However, then the poor and downtrodden of Egypt, many of them members of the Muslim
Brotherhood will leave Egypt for Western Europe and the US and Canada. Of course, the moonbats will let them in, in their view it is all our fault that tourism died in Egypt.
Who needs tourism when you have a friend in the White House with a no-limit credit card?
“When evil is actually elected to office, the voters are responsible...there can be no collateral damage and there are no innocent civilians to protect...”
That is the exact same reasoning the islamists use to justify the killing of western civilians - we elect our leaders, so we are responsible for any “crimes” they commit.
Sadly, you are wrong. There are plenty of innocents in Egypt along with plenty of guilty. I’ll go ahead and keep my western ideals, thank you.
“It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.” —Robert E. Lee
If those [expletive deleted] go forward with it and destroy the pyramids, that will be yet ANOTHER positive memory from my childhood destroyed at the hands of Islamic [expletive deleted].
I remember feeling sick to my stomach and fighting back rage when I saw the aftermath of a terrorist attack on Aqaba. This would result in a similar reaction, though it would likely be much stronger.
On my wall hangs a photograph of one of my elementary school classes. We were posed so that the pyramids were in the background.
For all the flaws of that part of the world, it still is a major part of my life growing up, and I have wonderful memories from my time there.
If the Egyptian MB does to the national monuments what the Taliban did to the statues of Buddha, the last of my patience will be gone. I anticipate losing a lot of friends, because they will not hear the end of this, especially those who helped put Obama into office, because HE is part of the reason this is even occurring.
And anyone whose naivete I indulged during the so-called “Arab Spring” will be getting an ear full as well. I’m so sick of this garbage.
When is Hillary going to step to the plate and tell Obama to shove it.
First order of retaliation:
Demolish the “Dome on the Rock”, the mosque raised on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
If this does not get the Islamists’ full attention, then a nuclear detonation over the big black rock in the desert at Mecca, turning the immediate neighborhood into a radioactive wasteland, should be the next order of business.
If the Islamists are still recalcitrant, then perhaps a second nuclear detonation over the city of Medinah, also turning that site into another radioactive wasteland, should make it clear to them that messing with other people’s antiquities is not to be tolerated.
After that, it is just demolition of remaining “holy sites” the Islamists hold in great esteem, mosque by mosque.
We would leave their bunkers alone, so long as they never again emerge.
I don’t believe Christians have ever wanted to get rid of those pyramids. Nobody worships at them any more; they are not idol temples now.
If Islamists achieved controlling dominance in Europe they would carry out a massive destruction of cathedrals, churches and monuments.
Do it, you crazy b*****ds! Do it, and prove to the world you are indeed a “religion of peace.”
After islam destroys everything that isn’t islamic, it’ll begin in earnest destroying everything that isn’t islamic enough. It’s like the serpent swallowing it’s own tail, except the usual symbolism of renewal is completely absent. It’s a black hole swallowing itself, a self-correcting problem. All we have to do it keep it isolated, away from here and over there.
This Islamic Democracy thing is a hoot. There are all kinds of things that can be destroyed in Egypt, and Obama’s brotherhood will do it.
Mental note to check naptha futures.
It’s almost as if there was a parasite eating away the brains of these people.
The pyramids are a treasure from antiquity, nothing more. People don’t travel to the pyramids and suddenly start to observe some pagan religion. They come because the pyramids are a sight to behold, and are ancient relics.
Someone mentioned the Buddhas that the Taliban destroyed. How ridiculous! People didn’t pass by them and suddenly fall under a Buddhist spell.
What I find ironic, is the level of tolerance the followers of Islam demand from others, compared to the tolerance they extend to others.