Islamists Call for Destruction of Sphinx, Pyramids

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    Weeks after the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi entered office as Egyptian President, calls began to rise for the destruction of those "symbols of paganism" -- the Egyptian Pyramids.

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    That was in late June and early July, but*following last week's U.S. presidential election, Islamic clerics again demanded the destruction of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.*
    Murgan Salem al-Gohary, a jihadist leader with ties to the Taliban, called for the "destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt." Gohary said "all Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols."*

    More moderate voices within Egypt are trying to counter Gohary, but it's doubtful how successful they will be when considering the actions of Islamic fundamentalists in other countries.*

    Earlier in 2012, Mali Islamists*blew up centuries-old mausoleums of "Sufi-Muslim saints in the city of Timbuktu." In 2001, "the Taliban dynamited the 6th-century A.D. statues of Buddha carved into a cliff at Bamiyan in Afghanistan."

    From Women Against Shariah: Islamists Call For Destruction Of The Sphinx, Pyramids among many sources.

    Just like they did to the centuries old Buddahs in Afghanistan. :confused:
     
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    Destructive and intolerant Sand Monkeys.
     
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    The Muslim Brotherhood truly are a disgrace to the human race!

    Also, what sort of religion calls for the destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids and other ancient artifacts ? Their level of stupidity is such, that boggles the mind!

    Unbelievable!
     
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    I looked for a more mainstream source to verify this and could not find it. Sounds like just another extremist lunatic whose threats should be not be taken very seriously, but, who should be watched nonetheless.
     
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    Let's hope they don't go ahead with the destruction. :(

    The problem is that there are just too many extremists lunatics in the Muslim Brotherhood.
     
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    It's their country and their property.

    They can do what the want.

    Who are we to say different? :cool:
     
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    Aren't the Pyramids World Heritage? meaning places of beauty and wonder, memory and meaning? like the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal....etc?

    If they are World Heritage they must be protected.
     
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    Neither Murgan Salem al-Gohary or the Taliban own it the Egyptian government does.




    Further, there is an obelisk in Central Park NYC know as Cleopatra’s Needle. This crazy edict would extend to that structure and these ragtag bunch of lunatics would be attempting to destroy that on US soil.

    Cap-in-the-ass therapy I tell ya....
     
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    Figures you'd support this.
     
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    If American citizens decided to destroy a so called world heritage site within our borders.

    We would totally ignore what other countries said about it.

    So why should Egypt be any different? :cool:
     

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