Skip to comments.‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids
Posted on 11/12/2012 7:52:09 AM PST by Nachum
An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.
Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such idols.
All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues, he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by Egyptian and Arab audiences.
God ordered Prophet Mohammed to destroy idols, he added. When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.
His comments came a day after thousands of ultraconservative Islamists gathered in Tahrir Square to call for the strict application of Sharia law in the new constitution.
But in retaliation to Goharys remarks, the vice president of Tunisias Ennahda party, Sheikh Abdel Fattah Moro, called the live program and told Gohary that famous historic military commander Amr ibn al-Aas did not destroy statues when he conquered Egypt.
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Boy, that Arab Spring is the gift that just keeps on giving.
Heckuva job, Obama. Heck of a job.
I’m surprised this hasn’t already happened
Eventually they will have the cave paintings in France removed too, along with the Colosseum, and eventually Mt Rushmore.
The Sphynx won’t be too hard but the pyramids might present a bit of a challenge.
Yep. And all the mummies and stuff in the museums.
The only reason most of these antiquities survived the Caliphate in Egypt is that they were hidden beneath the sand while the Muzzies were in charge.
Thank you, Barack Hussein Obama!
I say Go For It.
let the world again see Islam in action.
Go ahead and destroy your most valuable resource.
Sink back to the 7the century hell holes you came from.
Good luck removing the Pyramids!
Maybe the Israelis will help by removing the blasphemous Aswan dam. It’s against Allah!
Well..guess there goes the tourist business!
Ahhhh..the rise of the great Mooslim religion and culture.
This is why the British Museum should never send back the stuff they took out of Egypt in the 19th century.
Ain’t “tolerance” wonderful? After finishing your list, they’ll move on to the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Vatican, the Hermitage, etc. By then, they’ll have concluded the Interstate Highway System is an “idol” to freedom and destroy it followed by airports and airplanes. Oh, wait...
“Islamderthals” describes them perfectly.
elect klinton, lose the towers, elect(?) Oboohooo lose the pyramids.
Amr ibn al-Aas (c. 592 January 6, 682) did not destroy statues when he conquered Egypt.
He didn’t have the means but I bet he had the will.
Nuke the Aswan High Dam!
And “drone” any wrecking crews sent to destroy the Pyramids!
To h*** with Islam!
How Islamand the ever-present threat it poses to humanitycould be brought to an end in one, simple step.
“Boy, that Arab Spring is the gift that just keeps on giving.”
Now that Obama has enabled “Arab Spring” and used our military to aid the jihadists, he’ll step back and pretend he’s a mere observer.
Most folks don’t have a clue that what we did was install radical Islam in four or five countries. And where is Hillary? Where is Huma? What’s Jarrett up to?
What’s next? Well, Syria and Turkey will be involved, and I expect movement in the Philippines soon too.
These people are as stupid as democrats.
What is it about these Leftist and Moslem totalitarian types that they want to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?