Skip to comments.Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin
Posted on 07/11/2012 5:47:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt's Great Pyramidsor, 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 Amr bin al-As could not."
Has the sun finally set for Egypt's Great Pyramids? 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 itselfdeemed a repository of pagan knowledge contradicting the Koranwas destroyed under bin al-As's reign and in compliance with Caliph Omar's command.
However, while book-burning was a simple process in the 7th century, destroying the mountain-like pyramids and their guardian Sphinx was noteven though many early Muslim leaders certainly tried; by the time gunfire was invented, Egypt's Medieval Mamluk rulers even managed to "de-nose" the Sphinx during target practice (though popular legend naturally 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 Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president is "pious" enoughif 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 heritagestarting with Muhammad himself, who ransacked 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 ancestors' 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 legacy of the city of Timbuktu in Maliall 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, or language, but only with the Islamic nationthe Umma. Accordingly, while many EgyptiansMuslims and non-Muslims alikesee themselves first and foremost 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, recently 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 nowimmediately 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 recent call to release the Blind Sheikh, a terrorist mastermind, from U.S. imprisonment, 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 againeven as those most ancient symbols of human civilization are pummeled to the ground?
This article has been up twice on the site, but it can’t be underscored enough just how fundamentally INSANE these people are.
They are quite literally the scum of the earth.
I think it would be a lot cooler if the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force blow the hell out of The Muzzie Bros. Show HQ.
Islamists destroy whatever came before so that heresy can be thwarted. It is what early Christianity did, too, as did the Spaniards in the Western Hemisphere.
Let’s see what excuses the Left makes for this.
This was entirely predictable, and a lot of did predict it. I wonder how the mythologists and the Egyptourologist feel about the little revolution now. Some of them were all for this Democracy experiment.
The pyramids are Egypt.
They want to destroy the things that make visitors want to travel there? Sounds like a great career plan to me.
And Christianity is paying the price for that by losing it’s heritage in the modern times.
It's a good thing the Britsh took the best stuff and put it in the British Museum. Oops! Now Britain is beginnin to be overrun by Muslims. In 50-100 years, Islamists in Britain will demand the British Museum be destroyed.
No, Egypt is being "transformed", much as the USA is.
This is too funny, I would love to see them try.
If I recall the base takes up 14 square city blocks.
We have no idea how it was even built and cannot build one now if we wanted to.
If they want to outrage the world more, they couldn’t have come up with a better idea. Islam would be dead.
To keep the mummies inside fresh? Creating the world’s biggest candles?