Skip to comments.Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin
Posted on 07/10/2012 2:54:42 PM PDT by Dallas59
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?
As far as I’m concerned, the destruction of the pyramids would be nothing less than one of the greatest atrocities against human cultural history imaginable. To destroy the last of the Seven Great Wonders.
I would like to tell those particular Koranimals that if so much as a single stone of the pyramids is knocked out of place, then they can enjoy seeing the kaaba pounded to dust.
The pyramids *DO NOT* belong to the modern barbarian state that has the gall and the audacity to call itself “Egypt”. They belong to the entire world.
If this is true, there will be mass smuggling and theft of artifacts. You bet the muslims will finally pillage and plunder the pyrimids with no account to archeology.
no argument from me!
I’m waiting for the UN ... they are so, you know so
(just can’t remember what their freaking purpose is)
“GET THE US OUT OF THE UN AND THE UN OUT OF THE US”
WHEW I feel better now
I was reading about Caesar and Cleopatra’s vacation down (up?) the Nile and how they stopped (as every other tourist did and does) at Memphis to goggle the ancient Pyramids and it stuck me that at the time they were there, the Pyramids were older to them than our present day is to Caesar’s.
Quite old indeed.
“...the Great Pyramids appear to be next on Islam’s hit list...”
The only solution is to let the Islamofacists know that immediately following the destruction of the pyramids Mecca will be turned into GLASS!...along with all other of the ‘most holy’ Islamic ‘shrines’.
Malaysian Muslims destroy Buddhist Statue and Temple9/12/2011
The Muslim Islamic Government of Malaysia is demolishing Buddhist Statue and a Buddhist Temple.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucW9hwb9-HA
“Quite old indeed.”
I believe they pre-date Noah’s Flood. And the Sphinx was originally a lion, with a lion’s head, not the head of a Pharaoh, a dead one at that (it had a beard, only statues made after death of the pharaoh have beards).
When did they start calling them the “Great Pyramids?” There used to be but one “Great Pyramid.”
And when they show THE Great Pyramid on TV, nine times out of ten they show the wrong one.
“Where is the antiquities guy anyway? I forget his name.”
He’s probably in hiding and hoping the malevolent nuts forget his name.
Somehow the term “come see the mediocre pyramids” doesn’t resonate with customers, LOL.
Destroying Mecca would be considered anti-religion and “we” don’t do that. Destroying the pyramids is simply knocking down some buildings as far as the world is concerned. It will be frowned upon but no action would be taken to stop it or to respond in kind.
For a religious cult that popped out of the head of a pedophile.. they sure are a demanding bunch.
too bad 1/6th of the Earth is covered by ‘em, they’re like ants and this planet is their hill if not stopped.
Quite old indeed.
The pyramids were ancient when Abraham saw them in the second millennium BC. At that time, they would have been about 700 years old--the equivalent of Marksburg Castle in Germany, Dover Castle in England or the Mesa Verde ruins in Colorado today.
A plan to demolish the pyramids would cause an uptick in tourism.
What if we decide to destroy all of the mosques in America if they destroy their pyramids?
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