Skip to comments.Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin
Posted on 07/10/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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?
Maybe we shouldn’t have Egyptian Muslims defiling our soil either.
Many in the West think that the partly neutered Islam that we have been seeing for about a century is the true Islam. The European powers colonized all the Muslim countries and so established secular governments along with western style universities bringing some more modern thought. But underneath this think veneer of western civilization lurked the age old violence and ignorance of Islam. They never took the power away from the mullahs, that is what they should have done.
Sir Winston Churchill had some really revealing things to say about Muslims. We should study his words and take them to heart.
She is part of the Arab Spring leftist uprising. Remember that Soros picked her originally then dumped her for Obama when she voted for the Iraq war.
I read that there were 250,000,000 Muslims in the early part of the 20th century, now there are over 1 billion! How did their numbers grow so much? We helped them with foreign aid, modern medicine and improved agriculture techniques. If they were left in their own ignorance and backwardness their numbers would not have grown to 1 billion. The only thing we should send to them should be birth control.
King Tut...he gave his life for tourism!
I found it! It is on the British newspaper The Daily Mail. I like to look things up on the Daily Mail from time to time. I have even read some *banned in America* news stories. I would recommend freepers keeping this on their list.
We backed the wrong horse again. We should be looking at Syria and asking what would be best long term, not what the Saudi’s want us to do.
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The ones who adore the pyramids the most are liberalism’s utopian new agers. They will commit hary kary if anything happens to their temples.
It’s the one thing Obama simply cannot blame on Bush.
I wonder when Romney will bring up the Obama Regime’s diplomatic successes?
Islam reminds me of smallpox.
We can deal with it, I think.
Don't kid yourself. This is all Bam's idea.
Unless it were a direct hit, even a thermonuclear weapon wouldn't do much to a pyramid .... maybe give it a nice green frosting on one side.
The Izzies could take out Cairo and environs with a 25-megaton weapon and not bother the Pyramids in the least, as long as Ground Zero was far enough away to keep blast overpressures under what is necessary to fracture the Nummulites limestone the Pyramids are built of.
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