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Egyptian Salafi Sheikh: Destroy Pyramids, Tax Christians, Bin Laden Greater Than Saladin
MEMRI ^ | 11-14-12

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:00:21 PM PST by SJackson

Following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian Salafi sheikh Murgan Salem; the show aired on Dream 2 TV, on November 10 and 13, 2012.

Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV.

"Jews, Christians, And Zoroastrians Are Welcome To Live In The Abode Of Islam, As Long As They Pay The Jizya"

Murgan Salem: "They must pay the jizya poll tax. They cannot be exempted."

TV host Wael Al-Abrashi: "You mean the Christians...?"

Murgan Salem: "I'll tell you, just bear with me. Yes, this should be one of the sources of income of the state. The Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are welcome to live in the Abode of Islam, as long as they pay the jizya poll tax, and abide by the terms set by the Emir of the Believers, who rules the country."

Wael Al-Abrashi: "What if they serve in the military?"

Murgan Salem: "They don’t need to. We will defend them. We will defend them." [...]

"All Pagan Statues And Monuments" Including The Pyramids "Must Be Destroyed"

Wael Al-Abrashi: "When you say that you will destroy the statues, the Sphinx, and the pyramids, just like you destroyed the Buddha statues in Afghanistan – isn't this a cause for fear?"

Murgan Salem: "What is there to be afraid of?"
Journalist Nabil Sharaf al-Din: "This is a universal heritage. It doesn't belong only to you."

Murgan Salem: "Let me ask you a question: Why are you afraid of shattering these idols? Do you worship these idols?"

Nabil Sharaf al-Din: "No sir, but this is a universal heritage that must be respected."

[...]

Wael Al-Abrashi: "If you were in power, you would destroy the Sphinx, the pyramids, and all the Pharaonic statues and antiquities?"

Murgan Salem: "All pagan statues and monuments – whether they are worshipped now or there is fear that they will be worshipped again, even if by a single person in the world – must be destroyed by us or others." [...]

"I Consider Sheikh Osama Bin Laden To Be Greater Than Saladin"

Wael Al-Abrashi: "You met Osama bin Laden in [Afghanistan]. You worked with him and fought with him."

Murgan Salem: "First of all, I won't allow anyone to say 'Osama bin Laden' without the title 'sheikh.'"

Wael Al-Abrashi: "Fine, Sheikh Osama bin Laden. That's your call."

Murgan Salem: "Sheikh bin Laden is one of the greatest leaders of the Muslims to this day. I consider Sheikh Osama bin Laden to be greater than Saladin. Saladin had supporters in his day..."

Wael Al-Abrashi: "Sheikh Murgan, don't get me worked up..."

Murgan Salem: "Okay, I won't. Let me explain. When Saladin wanted to liberate the Islamic world and expel the Tatars, there were emirates and armies that, although they were weak, supported him. Bin Laden had no supporters. Everybody was against him."

Wael Al-Abrashi: "And you consider the killing of innocent women and children to be a glorious deed?"

Murgan Salem: "Sheikh Osama bin Laden did not kill a single innocent woman or child who was a Muslim. Who says Sheikh Osama killed innocent people? Where exactly?" [...]

"Three Ministries Must Be Abolished; The Ministry Of Tourism Is The First... [It] Is Based On Prostitution And Depravity"

Murgan Salem: "This [Buddha] statue was worshipped by over 800 million people in the world – in the Koreas, Japan, Burma, Thailand, part of the Philippines, much of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. They are all Buddhists, who worship Buddha, a god other than Allah. This statue was worshipped rather than Allah. Its destruction was not an act of destroying a universal heritage. We have no respect for idols that are worshipped instead of Allah.

[...]

"If I were president of Egypt, I would have destroyed those idols, whether worshipped or not. This is the law of the Prophet Muhammad.

[...]

"Three ministries must be abolished. The Ministry of Tourism is the first one. This ministry is based on prostitution and depravity..."

Wael Al-Abrashi: "Sheikh Murgan, it seems that you want to close the country, and turn it into darkness. No tourist would come here. Do you want to destroy this country's economy?"

Murgan Salem: "I want to purify the economy.

[...]

"Anyone who thinks what I am saying is an exaggeration..."

Wael Al-Abrashi: "You want to destroy the pyramids and the Sphinx. Can there be anything more exaggerated than that?"

Murgan Salem: "This exaggeration is in keeping with the shari'a..."

Wael Al-Abrashi: "What more would you like to destroy? Would you fill up the Nile with earth? Are we to wake up tomorrow morning and hear a fatwa about filling up the Nile?"

Murgan Salem: "We will dig another river for you, Allah willing." [...]


 





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1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:00:27 PM PST by SJackson
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2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:01:46 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:02:15 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:03:14 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: SJackson

Hey sheikie boy. Ypou guys are running things, go ahead and destroy the Pyramids and the Sphinx-—see if I care.

Of course you might miss the tourist trade, but then anyone going to Egypt after you guys have taken over would have to be insane anyway.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:04:33 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SJackson

This from idiots who worship fragments of a some stupid black rock.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:05:40 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SJackson

The sad commentary on our society is the liberal media will ignore the slaughter of the Christian Copts in Egypt who comprise about 10% of the population (same % as African Americans in the USA). However, if the Islamists destroy the pyramids and the Sphinx, there will be an outcry by the media and the international community.

Then again, perhaps not. We wouldn’t want to offend.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:07:20 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: SJackson

To want to eliminate the pyramids and the treasures of the ancient age of Egypt is pure insanity. It is a mystery to me why such ignorance has not yet met their final destination in the ash can of history.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:08:26 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: bigheadfred

Yep.

A stupid black rock set in a humongous silver plated you-know-what.

You CAN’T make this stuff up!


9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:09:55 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: bigheadfred; All

It’s not some stupid black rock. It is an important interstellar meteorite sent by Allah from the heavens. ;-) I believe it was previously worshiped by pagans, but Mohammed usurped it for Islamic uses.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:10:05 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: jonrick46

Remember what the Taliban did the those ancient, giant Buddhas in Afghanistan about 15 years ago? They’ll do it in a heartbeat if given the chance.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:10:51 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

They really need to re direct their efforts. They need to look to the self, search for improvement and work with the same zeal. Mecca and medina both need to go.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:24:13 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: riri

Yes, I remember, and yes, I would.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 5:30:53 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: SJackson

Murgan Salem is why we invented drones.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:34:56 PM PST by microgood
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To: himno hero
Mecca and medina both need to go.

Agreed. But before we finally get around to that, this Salem dude needs a Made in USA missile jammed up his backside.

15 posted on 11/14/2012 5:54:15 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: SJackson

The Egyptians have been demanding the return of artifacts (mummies, statues, sarcophagi,pottery, etc.) held in museums Britain and other places because it’s their “heritage.” Well now we see how the idiotic Muslim fanatics plan to treat their “heritage.” Nothing should ever be returned to Egypt. They are incapable of preserving and protecting them, and frankly, they could care less about them.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:39 PM PST by StormEye
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To: SJackson
Saladin is the only muslim I respect
17 posted on 11/14/2012 7:10:06 PM PST by Tyrannis (Long Live The Republic)
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To: Tyrannis
Saladin is the only muslim I respect

I suspect he would have despised bin Laden.

18 posted on 11/14/2012 7:35:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Saladin captured Jerusalem and beat back a Christian Counter attack lead by the best warrior kings of Europe. In no way does he compare to Ben Laden—a money man with a bit too much Koranic instruction. Saladin lead from the front—leading troops in battle, Ben Laden was far behind—really far.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 8:43:04 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SJackson

Maniacs like this deserve to be in a cage in a freak show, or dead.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 8:07:22 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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