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Calls to destroy pyramids by the Muslim B-hood?


This "story" is making the rounds on the websites. Walter and Johnson mentioned it. Frankly, I don't believe it. Didn't see any mention of this on Al-Jazeera or J-post websites. The original source is some Assyrian News Agency.
Its registered to a Chicago address. I don't believe this but thought you guys would find it interesting.


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"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.
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constant cough
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Arab Spring!








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yeah and kill off any tourism they may have? good idea

fwiw, i think they should be classified global treasures and any attempt to destroy them met with nuclear war.


ok maybe thats a bit much, but i love me some ancient history






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Well they already destroyed timbuktu's tomb. Remember they destroyed those statues in afganistan in the late 90s. I'm sure some will want to. Who knows if they actually do it or not in the name of islam.





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I heard this as well and have convinced myself this won't happen.

But....

We are dealing with a band of people who still think they live in the Stone Age...so...






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Tim
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I actually heard it on the news yesterday...those crumbs are a bunch of idiots...i'm sure someone on here will defend them...





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fwiw, i think they should be classified global treasures and any attempt to destroy them met with nuclear war.


Not nuclear war, but certainly some sort of intervention.

The pyramids are a UNESCO world heritage site, meaning that they're part of the world's history, culture, heritage, etc. The Muslim Brotherhood has no right to destroy what are essentially everyone's pyramids.






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Remember they destroyed those statues in afganistan in the late 90s.


The Muslim Brotherhood =/= the Taliban, but I get your point.






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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.


Here is the irony. Muslims today have the technology to actually destroy the Pyramids. But that technology came about from libraries. Those libraries contain pagan knowledge. Why don't they blow up current libraries?






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Muslim Brotherhood wants tourism to flourish -- they aren't morons. It's no different than extreme left or right proposing something stupid here.

Poor journalism at best or dishonest at worst.



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Not nuclear war, but certainly some sort of intervention.

The pyramids are a UNESCO world heritage site, meaning that they're part of the world's history, culture, heritage, etc. The Muslim Brotherhood has no right to destroy what are essentially everyone's pyramids


frick that.
they will just use it as leverage. ok so we wont destroy the pyramids if you give use xy and z.

no. eradicate them from the planet if they try this bull shite. im not talking about intervention, im talking about extermination. genocide. IDGAF






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no. eradicate them from the planet if they try this bull shite. im not talking about intervention, im talking about extermination. genocide. IDGAF
Agree 100000000000000000000000%







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Muslim Brotherhood wants tourism to flourish -- they aren't morons


Unless they want no one to ever visit. Still dumb, tourism could fund their radical agenda...Don't know another reason that Egypt is even important, other than a port.






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Erin Go Bragh
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The pyramids are a UNESCO world heritage site, meaning that they're part of the world's history, culture, heritage, etc. The Muslim Brotherhood has no right to destroy what are essentially everyone's pyramids

I agree 100% with what you posted but Egypt, long before the Brotherhood took control, doesn't. Its their heritage. We can appreciate it but we can't claim it in any manner.






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Muslim Brotherhood wants tourism to flourish -- they aren't morons. It's no different than extreme left or right proposing something stupid here.


and where is your link to support this theory? or, are you proposing something stupid?






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The Muslim Brotherhood = the Taliban



FIFY






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Tyrael
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Unless they want no one to ever visit. Still dumb, tourism could fund their radical agenda...Don't know another reason that Egypt is even important, other than a port.


The point is that this is dishonest journalism. Look around on the internet and you can see the guys pushing for this are extremely fringe.. the muslim brotherhood isn't the evil organization that Sean Hannity tells most politards that it is.

AQ doesn't like the MB for a reason.






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Its their heritage.


No it's not! It's as much "their" heritage as Indian mounds are "our" heritage. Most Egyptians are Arabs. Arabs originated in present day Yemen and Oman and spread with Islam under the Caliphates throughout the Middle East and North Africa.






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You should quit listening to Sean my friend. Unless you enjoy being brainwashed.

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“The undersigned, leaders of Islamic movements, are horrified by the events of Tuesday 11 September 2001 in the United States which resulted in massive killing, destruction and attack on innocent lives. We express our deepest sympathies and sorrow. We condemn, in the strongest terms, the incidents, which are against all human and Islamic norms. This is grounded in the Noble Laws of Islam which forbid all forms of attacks on innocents. God Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an: ‘No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another’ (Surah al-Isra 17:15).”

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Mohamed Morsi concludes, saying,:" The Muslim Brotherhood has a moderate attitude. We reject and don"t commit violence. We condemn those who carried out the 9/11 attacks regardless of their belief or religion. We also condemn what the US did before 9/11, after 9/11 and its current terrorism against mankind.

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Erin Go Bragh
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No it's not!

you can put your theory to a test simply by locating an Egyptian antiquity and attempting to bring it out the country. Go ahead and tell them it belongs to the world. See you a couple of decades.

Its theirs. That's how they view it.






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