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March 10, 2015

ISIS call for demolition of Egypt’s Sphinx, pyramids

An Islamist preacher from Kuwait has called to destroy Egypt's Sphinx and pyramids, stating it is time for Muslims to erase the pharaohs' heritage. The alleged call comes as Islamic State jihadists ramp up their attacks against historic sites.
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 the Egyptian soil, does not mean that we shouldn't do it now," Al Kandari said. 

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. 

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. 
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." 

5 comments:

  1. ROTFLMAO Give them sledgehammers and tell them to go for it. I want to see the video. We are supposed to be afraid of idiots like this? Our military GENIUSES have not yet beaten them?

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  2. would someone get rid of these CIA/Mossad idiots already. There out in the open, send in some attack helicopters and wipe them out!
    Monitor the US and UK aircraft giving them weapons, Freeze the Jewish Zionists funding they get. Stop there selling of drugs from the Afghanistan.

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  3. David John MowersMarch 10, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    So these lunatics think that tourism is idol worship? I guess they don't want the money it brings which is a staple of Egyptian income?

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  4. David John MowersMarch 10, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    It was already tried by Arab Muslims in the past and they gave up because it was too much work to destroy them. That is why they look screwed-up today, Muslim fanatics attempted to disassemble them and blow them up.

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