July 10, 2012
Prominent Muslim Clerics Call On Egypt To Destroy The Great Pyramids
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
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.
Islamists want to destroy anything that displays the greatness of non-Islamic societies. They destroy ancient statues, historical buildings & churches, relics - any beauty created by non-Muslims. They want to re-write history, first by eliminating all evidence of other pre-Islamic civilizations and then by fraudulently attributing all advances throughout history to Islamic innovations that never existed.
It is very sad to think, if we continue this path of appeasement, future generations will be denied the true cultural history of our world.
Remember - the entire foundation of Islam was designed by Muhammad to commit the genocide of every non-Islam culture. Genocide is not only defined as killing certain groups of people, but also suffocating cultures to the point they decline rather than expand. From Wikipedia:
a legal definition is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG). Article 2 of this convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
The Pact of Umar shows several examples. It limits non-Muslim societies living under Islamic rule to the point they can only decrease in population - limits in the number of offspring, bans on new church construction or repairs of old, severe penalties for encouraging Muslims to convert while Muslims may convert Christians without interference, etc.
Then there's Sharia. Muslim males are allowed to marry any woman, yet Muslim females are not allowed to marry any other than a Muslim man. Under Sharia Law, the children are always the religion of their father. Apostates face execution if they decide to convert from Islam, but followers of other faiths face no penalty for converting to Islam. Child marriages ensure young girls are under a Muslim male's control during all her child bearing years.
Under Sharia, slander is also a crime punishable by death. But slander in Islam is not the same as slander in the West. We think of slander as being an untruth which maliciously harms the reputation of a person. Slander in Islam is anything negative about Islam, Muhammad, or the Quran, whether its true or not.
Create a perpetual flow of positive propaganda, eliminate all criticism, destroy all evidence of non-Islamic successes, systematically kill any one who questions or has opposing views, then you have a recipe for genocide.
Certainly, not all Muslims have these views or support my assertion. But the fact is, these things are all at the core of Islam.