There have been reports that some Muslim clerics in Egypt are calling for the destruction of the Pyramids which date from pre-Islamic (pagan) times. The pyramids are, for the modern world, a symbol of Egypt but for many Muslims they are evidence of idolatry and cannot be tolerated.
The Koran does discuss what should be done with the Idols of the infidel however:
He said, ‘Far from it! Your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, He Who brought them into being. I am one of those who bear witness to that. By Allah, I will devise some scheme against your idols when your backs are turned.’
And it is likely this verse which the Taliban used to justify the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan:
More recently, in Timbuktu, Muslims destroyed tombs dating from the 14th Century because “the centuries-old shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam are idolatrous.”
According to the Muslim group’s spokesman “they plan to destroy every single Sufi shrine in the city, ‘without exception.’”
Below are two photos… one of a 14th Century tomb and then a still shot from a similar tomb being destroyed:
The Darkness that is Islam is descending again across the Middle East as the “Arab Spring” takes hold.
And it wouldn’t be the first time Islam waged war on Egypt’s history.
One of the greatest repositories of human knowledge in the Ancient World was the library of Alexandria, Egypt. In 642 the city of Alexandria was captured by a Muslim army led by ‘Amr ibn al-’As. Supposedly the destruction of the library of Alexandria was ordered based upon this justification:
[T]hey (the library’s holdings) will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous.
Many have said that this story was concocted to make Islam look badly however:
There are at least two independent sources that validate Hebraeus’s story. First, Abd-Al-Latif of Baghdad visited Egypt in the latter part of the sixth century. He mentions that the library which was in Alexandria was burned by Umru bn al-As in compliance to Omar’s orders. Second, Jamal Ad-din Al-Kufti, who was born in Kuft in upper Egypt in 565 A. H., and died in 646 A. H. , declares that the library was burned by Umru Ibn Al-As
Untold numbers of works were lost forever in one of mankind’s greatest intellectual tragedies.
Even the Sphynx of Egypt suffered at the hands of Muslims when they tried to destroy it but only succeeded in knocking of its nose and beard:
Islam continues to darken the lives of its followers… Sharia Law in Afghanistan under the Taliban, women forbidden from driving in Saudi Arabia and forced to wear the hijab across the Middle East and in Islamic nations outside of this area.
Will Egypt’s pyramids be next?
It is only a matter of time.