Egypt's Great Pyramids to be Demolished

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 377OHMS, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. 377OHMS


    "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?"
  2. jem


    could our foreign policy have been any worse the last 12 years?
  3. 377OHMS


  4. And you are the same people who think Obama is a Muslim, a socialist, and all that tripe. Good job with critical thinking.

    Pretty willing to take a big bet that the pyramids will be around a while. What nonsense.
  5. Good points.

    Obama is our generation's Jimmy Carter. We are still paying the price for his naive support for islamist murderers to take over Iran.

    The one good point to this is we should be able to save a few billion on aid for Egypt, but no doubt Obama will still demand we give it to them. After all, he just had Hillary Clinton apologize to Pakistan, which provides a safe haven and resupply point to the taliban and hid osama, even as they cashed their own multi billion dollar checks from the US taxpayers.
  6. What is Romney's viewpoint on aid to Egypt and Pakistan, will he terminate it?
  7. pspr


    More proof that Islam is NOT the word of God.
  8. Good question. I don't know but my guess is he will not terminate it. He seems to be completely under the spell of the neo-con foreign policy establishment. They gave us the Bush foreign policy, which has basically bankrupted us, killed thousands of our troops and accomplished...what? I can't really say what it accomplished, other than to take Iraq from a sworn enemy of Iran, Saddam, and turn it into a colony of Iran. Oh yeah, we are now somehow obligated to spend untold more billions on aid to Iraq, which has a better balance sheet than we do and enormous oil reserves, and Afghanistan. It's the foreign policy equivalent of doubling and tripling down on a bad trade because you don't want to admit you screwed up.
  9. Eight


    Obama's church has Liberation Theology which is Marxism repackaged to fit Christianity. He wants to spread the wealth around.. he's a socialist, get over it.

    William Ayres and all that trash he hung with are marxists, that's socialism of some sort.. His street organizing activity would use Saul Alinsky's handbook, that's a marxist if ever there was one... he thinks that expansion of government will help the economy, that's stupid but it's also socialist which also always screws over an economy except for the instances where said economy doesn't have military expenses and is selling oil..
  10. Eight


    Who's going to miss the stupid pyramids anyhow? I figured out how they built them btw: they piled up dirt in a pyramid shape and built them from the top down. Duh...
    #10     Jul 11, 2012