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‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids
Al Arabiya ^ | 11/12/2012 | By AL ARABIYA

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 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.

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 7:52:20 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Boy, that Arab Spring is the gift that just keeps on giving.

Heckuva job, Obama. Heck of a job.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 7:54:08 AM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Nachum

I’m surprised this hasn’t already happened


3 posted on 11/12/2012 7:55:21 AM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: Nachum

“peaceful Berbers”


4 posted on 11/12/2012 7:55:52 AM PST by paglia444
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To: Nachum

Eventually they will have the cave paintings in France removed too, along with the Colosseum, and eventually Mt Rushmore.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 7:55:52 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Nachum

The Sphynx won’t be too hard but the pyramids might present a bit of a challenge.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 7:57:08 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Nachum

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!


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:57:08 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum; SunkenCiv

Ping!


8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:57:25 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Nachum

I say Go For It.

let the world again see Islam in action.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:57:54 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Nachum

Savage lunatics!
Go ahead and destroy your most valuable resource.
Sink back to the 7the century hell holes you came from.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:58:29 AM PST by patriot08
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To: Nachum

Good luck removing the Pyramids!

Maybe the Israelis will help by removing the blasphemous Aswan dam. It’s against Allah!


11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:58:48 AM PST by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: Nachum

Well..guess there goes the tourist business!
Ahhhh..the rise of the great Mooslim religion and culture.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:59:19 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Nachum

This is why the British Museum should never send back the stuff they took out of Egypt in the 19th century.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:59:19 AM PST by paglia444
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To: Bringbackthedraft

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.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 8:00:16 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

elect klinton, lose the towers, elect(?) Oboohooo lose the pyramids.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 8:00:46 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Nachum

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.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 8:03:48 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: agere_contra

Nuke the Aswan High Dam!

And “drone” any wrecking crews sent to destroy the Pyramids!

To h*** with Islam!


17 posted on 11/12/2012 8:05:06 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Nachum

How Islam—and the ever-present threat it poses to humanity—could be brought to an end in one, simple step.

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/023326.html


18 posted on 11/12/2012 8:05:59 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DemforBush

“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.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 8:07:27 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Nachum

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?


20 posted on 11/12/2012 8:09:37 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: agere_contra

Nuke the Aswan High Dam!

And “drone” any wrecking crews sent to destroy the Pyramids!

To h*** with Islam! To h*** with its demon moon god & all his followers!


21 posted on 11/12/2012 8:10:29 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: all the best

** but the pyramids might present a bit of a challenge.***

This was tried a couple of hundred years ago. After a few dozen stones were removed they gave up.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 8:11:32 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Nachum

There’s a big rock in Mecca we should be happy to bunker-bust.
Oh, I forgot—our president is not, I repeat, not a moo-slime.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 8:12:24 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Nachum

They could use those EZ movers they have on TV.

Come to think of it, that’s probably how they built them in the first place.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 8:16:38 AM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: Nachum
Well, THAT was unexpected...
25 posted on 11/12/2012 8:16:45 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: tumblindice

“...president is not, I repeat, not a moo-slime.”

But moo-slime lives with him in the White Hut...


26 posted on 11/12/2012 8:18:47 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Without its antiquities, few tourists would want to visit Egypt. It would just be an oversized sandbox, like Libya. I guess they don’t want our Yankee dollars after all.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 8:19:30 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: PeachyKeen

The last time they took charge Alexandria had a Great Library, the Sphinx had a nose and the Pyramids had smooth sides.

Just sayin’...

posted on Fri Nov 2 19:54:05 2012 by null and void


28 posted on 11/12/2012 8:20:54 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Nachum

I just want to see the explosion!


29 posted on 11/12/2012 8:24:09 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: paglia444

When it comes to power in Britain, Islam will destroy those too.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 8:34:58 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Nachum

America is being destroyed, why not Egypt? WTF. The whold world is next with no America and it’s allies to prevent it. Maybe Russia or China may step in and save Earth. What a joke.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 8:36:09 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum

I read a fictional novel back in the 90’s that I can’t even remember the name of, but the storyline was remarkably similar to how things are unfolding now. Egypt is taken over by hardline islamists, who then go about destroying the great pyramids, while the US government is completely infiltrated by islamists. The similarities are just too weird. It was just a pot-boiler novel I read out of boredom, but the name escapes me. The storyline involved an archeologist and his love interest, whose father was a bigwig in the egyptian antiquities business in Cairo. Perhaps someone else remembers it.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 8:37:00 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: all the best
"The names on the petitions will be forwarded to the IRS for audits and the TSA for the no-fly list."

Not with the Islamic bomb of peace. sarc/ Or they may just use the Coptic Christians as slaves to deconstruct history.

33 posted on 11/12/2012 8:41:28 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Not the Colosseum. So many Christians were martyred there that it is surely a festival site in Islam. It will be restored and put back into service.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 8:50:34 AM PST by sphinx
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To: griswold3

But didn’t he burn down the library at Alexandrea?


35 posted on 11/12/2012 9:04:31 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

These moozlums have such a wonderful, tolerant, embracing culture. NOT! Boom, slash, smash! They want to kill you and your family...especially if your head is shaped like a pyramid.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 9:12:49 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
‘These people are as stupid as democrats’

Wow, that was a real slam on the Muzzies.

The policy of destruction of idols is traditional, Quran based, obedience to Allah. A faithful, practicing Muslim should support, aid and abet the demolition of the Pyramids.
Mr. Rushmore comes a little later, though I think the Statue of Liberty(they see it as ‘License’) and the Lincoln Memorial would come first.
TWB

37 posted on 11/12/2012 9:14:54 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: PGR88

Yup, let ‘em go for it. Then there will be absolutely no reason for anyone to visit Egypt...ever.


38 posted on 11/12/2012 9:20:23 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Nachum
Destroy the SOLE example of them mastering mathematics!
Bwwwa-ha-hah-ha-ha-ha!

Is it not NASA’s mission to stop them?
Remove all business and defense from the middle east. Cordon them off by air, by sea, by land. Sit back and watch them annihilate one another. Pass the popcorn until they are finished, then go in and pump them dry.

39 posted on 11/12/2012 9:24:44 AM PST by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: Nachum

Obama continues to destroy the planet while his Democratic drones cheer! How is that recovery in New York going Obama drones ?


40 posted on 11/12/2012 9:25:17 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Nachum
"‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids"

They will be inviting the divinge wrath of the Anunnaki (Nephilim) who built them for several good reasons. The white stuff that used to cover the Great Pyramid was used as a mirror to reflect the sun and served as a flashlight, a beacon of sorts, to space travelers. Also served as a marker in a flight path for landing craft. Also served as a long term clock which does not have to be wound up, and lasting virtually forever with no maintenance or correction.

It was also used as a prison for wayward demigods. Marduk, son of Enki. Marduk usurped kingship, claiming that his moon calendar was more accurate than the sun calendar, which was commonly and traditionally used to mark off the centuries between the changing of the guard. He eventually won the dispute after turning the Sinai into glass chips. The ruling council decided to let him rule for the same reason the Republicans have allowed Obama to usurp the throne.

What goes around, comes around.

41 posted on 11/12/2012 9:30:26 AM PST by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: Nachum

The best response to this thug would be to declare any attempt to destroy such artifacts as a “crime against humanity”, for which the perpetrators could be imprisoned for life.


42 posted on 11/12/2012 9:38:45 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Eastbound

divinge=divine, or course.


43 posted on 11/12/2012 9:52:14 AM PST by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: Nachum

Didn’t they move London Bridge to Arizona?

These would make a great display in the new BaraqqiWorld amusement park in Hawaii.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 9:54:02 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: null and void
The last time they took charge Alexandria had a Great Library, the Sphinx had a nose and the Pyramids had smooth sides.

Alexandria has a sizable library today, and you can search its catalog here, but it might not have a lot of what you're looking for. I found no books by Whittaker Chambers, but Irving Babbitt, Frank Meyer and Russell Kirk have somehow made into the Alexandrian Library.

45 posted on 11/12/2012 9:55:13 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Nachum

Exactly.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 10:02:52 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: elcid1970

The cancer needs chemo


47 posted on 11/12/2012 10:08:03 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Nachum

Destroy the large black space rock debris in Mecca first as it is also an idol that they pay homage to by making a pilgrimage.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 10:10:49 AM PST by This I Wonder32460 (Whiling away in Obamaville....in spite of my distress.)
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To: all the best

“...the pyramids might present a bit of a challenge.”

Artillery has been used to destroy stone structures for hundreds and hundreds of years.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 10:21:54 AM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Bringbackthedraft
"France"

Cave paintings...bah!...when the Muslims are the majority in France, they'll demolish the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and the cathedral at Chartres. Why stop at just a few cave paintings when there's so much more to destroy?

50 posted on 11/12/2012 10:26:00 AM PST by driftless2
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