Once again, Islamofascists are calling for the destruction of Egypt’s pyramids and Sphinx because they pre-dated the Islamic takeover

An Islamic preacher from Kuwait has called for the destruction of Egypt’s Sphinx and pyramids (effectively destroying Egypt’s tourist industry), stating it is time for Muslims to erase the pharaohs’ heritage. The alleged call comes as Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists ramp up their attacks against historic sites and antiquities.

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Middle East Post  Although the ancient monuments are not religious – but rather cultural and historic sites – they should still be “destroyed” by Muslims, putting an end to the worship of images, preacher Ibrahim Al Kandari said, according to Al-Watan daily.

“The fact that early Muslims who were among prophet Mohammed’s followers did not destroy the pharaohs’ monuments upon entering Egypt, does not mean that we shouldn’t do it now,” Al Kandari said.

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Another call for the destruction of Egypt’s main symbols comes from Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who suggested the demolition of the historic monuments is a “religious duty,” Al Alam news reported on Sunday. In the extreme interpretations of Islam, no material objects should be idolized or worshiped.

It comes amid growing concerns over the safety of many other historic and architectural monuments in the region, where militants continue to destroy ancient cities and artifacts.

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Only last week, the Islamic State reportedly destroyed and looted the ancient Assyrian city of Dur Sharrukin in northern Iraq, demolished the remains of the ancient city of Hatra, and bulldozed the city of Nimrud near Mosul. The assault on the latter has already been compared by archaeologists to the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 (below).

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In 2012, an Egyptian cleric also issued a fatwa calling to rid the country of its pyramids and the Sphinx. The member of the radical Salafi movement said he wanted the antiquities demolished, as Prophet Mohammed destroyed the idols in Mecca, and demanded Egypt’s tourism ministry be abolished, comparing the industry to “prostitution and debauchery.”

The religious ruling was denounced by Egypt’s officials and scholars, who claimed the site was part of the country’s cultural – not religious – heritage.

Attacks on the Sphinx date back centuries. Despite many legends surrounding the monument’s missing nose – with harm from Napoleon’s cannon being among the most popular myths – historians believe it was actually destroyed by Sufi Muslim Muhammad Sa’im al-Dahr in the 14th century, after he learned that some peasants worshipped the Sphinx.

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  • Muslims view any statue, monument or picture as idolatry and paganism and believe it is their “duty” to remove these archeological sites from the face of the earth, just like they want to do to the “Infidels”. This “ideology” should have caught the world’s attention when the hardline Taliban first went in to Afghanistan in 2001 and blew up the Buddhist statues.

    Let it be of no surprise that the Statue of Liberty may very well be on their “list” of monuments to destroy as well.

  • Grandmere

    This type of logic should mean the destruction of the Kaaba and the black stone.

    • AnthonyM

      Right On!! May I say it: Snap!

    • RodK1975

      Indeed it shall be so…

    • Trevor

      I think there’s an Islamic prophecy that predicts the destruction of the Kabba. When that happens, I think that’s when we will see the son of perdition set himself up in the temple of God and declare himself above all that is called God, and the false prophet will trumpet that.

      By removing idols, Satan will finally get what he wanted for so long, to be worshiped. He couldn’t even get Christ to worship him, but one day soon, he will enjoy shower of praise and worship, but it will be extremely short-lived.

      Jesus promised that for the elect’s sake, the days of tribulation will be shortened, and Satan’s gonna be caught and bounded for 1,000 years.

      Praise God!

      • Grandmere

        Very interesting. You are always thinking, Trevor. I like that.

        • Trevor

          I have always been accused of thinking too much. sometime it causes me to lose sleep.

  • AnthonyM

    The muslims are doing the same thing in Jerusalem, destroying ancient artifacts that would show the historical rights of Jews in the land.

  • Biff Henderson

    For Ibrahim Al Kandari to assert that structures festooned with pagan iconography that speak of an alternate path to a rewarding afterlife not in keeping with MadMo’s Cult is not religious is beyond ridiculous.

  • Grandmere

    That occurred to me as well.

  • Grandmere

    The walking dead. LOL

  • Trevor

    What you are saying is close to correct. Turkey will be the one overthrowing Egypt, we should see that someday.

  • Trevor

    One of the biggest problems I observe with Muslims, they aren’t allowed to think for themselves. Once they start thinking for themselves, that’s when they get in trouble. I think that’s why they are so quick to issue fatwa whenever someone challenges their faith.

    • Stephen Dalton

      Trevor, you’re correct that Muslims aren’t allowed to think for themselves. The book “The Closing Of The Muslim Mind” goes into all the details of why that is.

      • Trevor

        My son showed me a YouTube video of a Catholic who converted from Islam. He was blessed from birth with a discerning mind. When he became an imam, he found a contradiction within the Quran and immediately asked his imam. He was given the boot just for asking. I’ll have to look up the video. Brilliant young man.

      • Trevor

        Here’s the video I was referring to. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WjUXd4qW9mg

  • Trevor

    It’s a game of chess. I don’t know the official term, but whenever an opponent is moving to trap his opponent, that is what God is doing here. He knows that Satan number one desire is to be worshipped, and as I was saying to Grandmere below (or above), by allowing idols and historical artificats to be destroyed, God is temporarily going to allow Satan to be worshiped. Because then when He returns, every eyes will see Jesus and mourn.

    Those Christians who refuses to compromise their faith will have their faith fully validated on that day. The Christians who have been killed for their testimony in Christ will be fully validated. The Old Testament saints who trusted God will have their faith fully validated. The Jews will, according to a prophet, will gaze upon the One they pierced, and will mourn as a father mourns the loss of his only child. Then God will pour His spirit of grace upon the Jews and causes the Jews to be converted to Him. I cannot wait for that day.

    • Grandmere

      I think the term you are thinking of is a gambit. It is an opening move where you sacrifice a piece to hopefully gain an advantage later. I don’t play chess but Papa is very good at it.

      • Trevor

        Maybe you could ask him? I know it’s a maneuver within chess that is designed to trap your opponent into an impossibility.

        • Higlac

          From Wikipedia:

          “A gambit (from old Italian gambetto, meaning ‘to trip’) is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices material, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position.

          “Some well-known examples are the King’s Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4), Queen’s Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4), and Evans Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4). A gambit used by Black may also be called a gambit (e.g. the Latvian Gambit—1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 or Englund Gambit—1.d4 e5), but is sometimes called a ‘counter-gambit’ (e.g. the Albin Counter-Gambit—1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 and Greco Counter-Gambit, an old-fashioned name for the Latvian Gambit).

          “The word ‘gambit’ was originally applied to chess openings in 1561 by the Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura, from an Italian expression dare il gambetto (to put a leg forward in order to trip someone). Lopez studied this manoeuvre, and so the Italian word became the Spanish form gámbito, which in turn led to the French gambit, which has influenced the English spelling of the word. The broader sense of ‘opening move meant to gain advantage’ was first recorded in English in 1855.”

          It thus doesn’t look likely that “gambit” is the word. What I think could be what you’re thinking about (knowing some chess) is the German word zugzwang, where you’re forced into making a move which is bad – or at least disadvantageous – for yourself.

          • Grandmere

            Thanks, Higs. I never heard of that one.

  • Grandmere

    The Killing Fields. A very chilling movie all the more horrifying because it was true.

  • Muslims just think their fake history should be the only thing for people tp know… they do not want to let people have their own history and culture