http://frontpagemag.com/2012/raymond-ibrahim/muslim-brotherhood-destroy-the-pyramids/ "According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egyptâs Great Pyramidsâor, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabiâi, those âsymbols of paganism,â which Egyptâs Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrainâs âSheikh of Sunni Sheikhsâ and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egyptâs new president, Muhammad Morsi, to âdestroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.â This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammadâs 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 itselfâdeemed a repository of pagan knowledge contradicting the Koranâwas destroyed under bin al-Asâs reign and in compliance with Caliph Omarâs command. However, while book-burning was an easy activity in the 7th century, destroying the mountain-like pyramids and their guardian Sphinx was notâeven if Egyptâs Medieval Mamluk rulers âde-nosedâ the latter during target practice (though popular legend still attributes it to a Westerner, Napoleon). Now, however, as Bahrainâs âSheikh of Sheikhsâ observes, and thanks to modern technology, the pyramids can be destroyed. The only question left is whether the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt is âpiousâ enoughâif he is willing to complete the Islamization process that started under the hands of Egyptâs first Islamic conqueror. Nor is such a course of action implausible. History is laden with examples of Muslims destroying their own pre-Islamic heritageâstarting with Islamâs prophet Muhammad himself, who destroyed Arabiaâs Kaâba temple, transforming it into a mosque. Asking âWhat is it about Islam that so often turns its adherents against their own patrimony?â Daniel Pipes provides several examples, from Medieval Muslims in India destroying their forefathersâ 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 âwar crime,â Islamic fanatics are destroying the ancient heritage of the city of Timbuktu in Maliâall to Islamâs triumphant war cry, âAllahu Akbar!â 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 nationâthe Umma. Accordingly, while many EgyptiansâMuslims and non-Muslims alikeâsee themselves as Egyptians, Islamists have no national identity, identifying only with Islamâs âculture,â based on the âsunnaâ of the prophet and Islamâs language, Arabic. This sentiment was clearly reflected when the former Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Akef, declared âthe hell with Egypt,â indicating that the interests of his country are secondary to Islamâs. It is further telling that such calls are being made nowâimmediately after a Muslim Brotherhood member became Egyptâs 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 Bahaâis from Egypt. In other words, Morsiâs 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 âmorality policeâ to calls to destroy Egyptâs 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 âIslamophobic,â at least take note now that the Great Pyramids appear to be next on Islamâs hit list, or will the fact that Muslims are involved silence them once againâeven as those most ancient symbols of human civilization are pummeled to the ground?"