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‘Destroy The Idols,’ Egyptian Jihadist Calls For Removal Of Sphinx, Pyramids
Al Arabiya News ^ | 11-12-2012

Posted on 11/12/2012 10:04:36 AM PST by blam

‘Destroy The Idols,’ Egyptian Jihadist Calls For Removal Of Sphinx, Pyramids

Monday, 12 November 2012
By AL ARABIYA

Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” (Courtesy: Dream TV)

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 Gohary’s remarks, the vice president of Tunisia’s 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.

“So who are you to do it?” he wondered. “The Prophet destroyed the idols because people worshiped them, but the Sphinx and the Pyramids are not worshiped.”

Gohary, 50, is well-known in Egypt for his advocacy of violence, Egypt Independent reported.

“He was sentenced twice, one of the two sentences being

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 10:04:41 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Destroy the biggest idol of all, the Kaaba.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 10:07:45 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

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3 posted on 11/12/2012 10:09:22 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: blam

"Mission accomlished."
4 posted on 11/12/2012 10:12:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: blam

He just wants to destroy them because they were built by Jews.......


5 posted on 11/12/2012 10:13:19 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: blam

Islam is as Islam does: wanton destruction, mass murder, pedophilia, homosexuality, bestiality, etc.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 10:16:53 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: blam

One would hope this might be a moment when Islam would look within itself and grow. How many such moments have there been?

At any rate, we see a modern day religion terrified by relics from a religion that died off thousands of years ago.

It’s current believers who claim their’s is a supreme being, proving to non-believers that they suffer from an inferiority complex on his behalf.

A case study in devolution.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 10:16:54 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: blam
I'm more concerned with the camel humpers immigrating.
8 posted on 11/12/2012 10:19:57 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: blam

I have a better idea: destroy the idiots. Leave no islamist alive.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 10:26:03 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: DoughtyOne
A case study in devolution.

This.

10 posted on 11/12/2012 10:26:19 AM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: blam

One day all Islamists will be thrown into the lake of fire.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 10:35:56 AM PST by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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I don’t know how serious this guy is but at least I have seen the pyramids. I recommend everyone go see them while they can.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 10:43:22 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: blam

Maybe they could just ask the Israelis to nuke the Giza Plateau for them and make a clean breast of it.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 10:46:43 AM PST by Argus
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To: blam

That Stupid
If they destroy the Pyrminds

Who want go to Egypt NOWWW HELLO

That good way destroy your tourist industry


14 posted on 11/12/2012 10:54:44 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: struggle

May we expect that after Islamists have achieved their goal of controlling all of North Africa, have levelled the Sphinx and pyramids, and desroyed the Suez canal as well (no more tanker shipments to Europe), then the Kaaba will be destroyed?


15 posted on 11/12/2012 10:55:43 AM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Hardraade

That fugly face belongs in a Nuremburg noose.

Then elevate the bearded muzzie slowly until he’s dancing on his tippytoes.

Bring the popcorn. Enjoy for as long as it lasts.

;^)


16 posted on 11/12/2012 10:57:51 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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Saudi Arabia is already liquidating many of the old important landmarks of Islam to build new crap about the Kaaba. The biggest hypocrisy about Islam is that they hate “idolatry” BUT THEY PRAY TO A HUGE IDOL!


17 posted on 11/12/2012 10:59:33 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: blam

Mubarak should have had him shot.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 11:03:21 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: struggle

Murgan Salem al-Gohary , I bet his real name is Oscar


19 posted on 11/12/2012 11:15:10 AM PST by molson209
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To: Red Badger
He just wants to destroy them because they were built by Jews.......
Non union laborers on top of that, too.
20 posted on 11/12/2012 11:59:01 AM PST by dainbramaged (My dog can talk.)
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