Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Egyptian Muslims Call For Pyramids To Be Destroyed


From Raymond Ibrahim:

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 Amr bin al-As could not.”
Has the sun finally set for Egypt’s Great Pyramids?
 
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 naturally 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 Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president is “pious” enough—if he is willing to complete the Islamization process that started under the hands of Egypt’s first Islamic conqueror.


7 comments:

Unknown said...

Hmmm.....That's one way to use thse new 125 M1 Abrams that Obama is delivering to Egypt, target practice on the Pyramids, hard to miss. :)
Good thing the Muslim brotherhood are 'moderate'.

Mullah Lodabullah said...

... The idols of Egypt tremble before him ... (Isaiah 19:1)

Anonymous said...

It'll take 'em a lot longer to knock 'em down than it did to put 'em up! The appalling ignorance of those people is amazing. Talk about killing the goose that laid the golden agg; so much for tourism.

Silverlady

Always On Watch said...

Today's noon news: "Egypt is begging for tourism."

If the pyramids are razed, who the hell will go there?

Bunkerville said...

Back to the stone age. That is the only way they will be satisfied.

Pastorius said...

Heck, if they want to destroy the Pyramids, they want to bomb us back to BEFORE the Stone Age.

Benue said...

Time for King Tut's curse to work for us...