Egyptian Extremist Cleric Calls For Destruction Of Pyramids And Sphinx

If radical Islamists sustain power in post-revolution Egypt, could the pyramids be imperiled? Via CNN:

Morgan Al-Gohary, a jihadi sheikh with a history of radicalism, appeared on the private Egyptian TV channel Dream TV 2 Saturday evening and declared that if he and his ilk ever came to power, they would not hesitate to destroy the “pagan statues” the Sphinx and the pyramids.

He’s no stranger to the notion of vandalizing ancient artifacts, boasting to the show’s host, Wael Al-Abrashi, that while in Afghanistan, he took part along with the Taliban in the demolition of the Bamyan Buddhas in March 2001.

Egyptians have heard this all before — that the pyramids and the Sphinx are pagan monuments and idols, and must therefore must be destroyed. There was a widespread rumor last year that a Salafi (ultraconservative Muslim) leader was advocating covering the monuments in wax but that proved to be spurious.

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  • asshurtmacfags

    I hope this is just propaganda, but if it’s not and they go through with it we should blow up their box in mecca. Their reaction’s would be lulzy.

    • StupidIngen

      Those close-minded retarded fanatical idiots.

      I would pay money to see their reaction, if that happened.

      I would love to see it done with the Ion-cannon type weapon from the Command and Conquer games. ;-) Lots of Lulz

  • alizardx

    Can Egypt afford to have its tourist trade completely disappear?

    • Calypso_1

      Of course the radical cleric could very well be a false flag intended to cause fear and disruption in the tourist trade in retaliation for Egypt’s recent stronger stance towards Israel.

      • alizardx

        Would be amusing if nobody in the Taliban had ever heard of him.

  • Calypso_1

    Given the fate of the Bamyan statues in Afghanistan perhaps these fools need to be taken at their word – that and they’ve tried it before, despite tales of Napoleonic exploits.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Goddamn fundamentalists.

  • Haystack

    It’s difficult to imagine that even a radial Islamic regime could get away with destroying such an iconic symbol and source of Egyptian national pride. Not to say that it couldn’t happen, of course, but the regime in question would have to be suicidally stupid.

  • Radford

    al-Gohary needs to be beheaded.

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    Touch those Pyramids goat fucker. Do it!

  • DeepCough

    Kinda like the early Christians smashing “pagan Roman” idols, isn’t it?

    • Calypso_1

      or the Romans destroying the groves in gaul.

      Iconographic warfare is a well honed and central stratagem to any cultural campaign.

      • InfvoCuernos

        Or the Celts hunting down all the Picts or the Picts killing off the neanderthals-oh where will the madness stop?

    • marvin nubwaxer

      and destroying mosques by converting them into catholic cathedrals.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

    I’m torn on this one, fellas. On the one hand, those artifacts are a priceless gift to the whole human race. On the other, maybe proving that the Pyramids aren’t magical by leveling them will shut the “Ancient Aliens” people up.

    • 1plakat

      ALIENSSSS

    • Scott

      yeah we’re supposed to believe that peope mined, formed, moved and set 2 million railroad car sized stone in 20 years. thats one every nine seconds. hell anyone can make up any story and its less bullshit than that.

      its like the hard evidence of water erosion on the sphinx. its not being accepted by mainstream because ‘there is no cultural context’.to a sphinx being older than 2500 bc. science denying hard evidence because they get trapped in their own dogmas too.

      do you understand what it means to be authority driven? hell guys like you could see something with your two eyeballs and then believe the authorities when they tell that you didnt see it you saw something else.

    • InfvoCuernos

      What if they tear down the Sphinx and find that library that’s supposed to be hidden underneath it? Or better yet, alien technology that totally refutes the existence of any god and shows exactly where we all come from (Aliens of course lol).

  • PluckyBrit

    Islam is destroying my country, my continent and my belief in humanity

  • Scott

    they tried destroying those things hundreds of years ago. a bunch died of heat exhaustion trying. they peeled off the white stone cover and gold top and put it in thier mosques and homes then gave up. the dead pharoahs monuments will outlast all living muslims and hopefully islam.

  • marvin nubwaxer

    blowing shit up and raising hell. seems you never hear about hindus doing that.

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