Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


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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.

Asking “What is it about Islam that so often turns its adherents against their own patrimony?” Daniel Pipes provides several examples, from Medieval Muslims in India destroying their forefathers’ temples, to contemporary Muslims destroying their non-Islamic heritage in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Malaysia, and Tunisia.

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  • amarena

    Vabb, you are absolutely right! I would like to shake your hand for the perfect description you did of these uncivilized barbarians ( I wont call them "animals" as this would be an offense to all the innocent animals out there!) with their warped and delusional view of their world!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003966489708 Mensch Keymelon

    And why not? The Romans took good advantage of the stock piled building materials…why shouldn't the Eguptians? We could document each stone as it came down, three dimensional laser mapping, every single stone identified, catalogued, digitally saved, then voila…an Arhaelogical dig of monumental proportions and accuracy all saved in digital glory…and the quaried stones could be used to build sea side hotels, hospitals, universities…the possibilities for that stock pile of cut stone are endless.

    Are you horrified at the cool efficiency and acceptance of dissassembling them?

    Well, we'll do it with much more respect and dignity, cataloguing each item as it comes down and documenting the whole dig far better and with more respect than the funerary mounds of the mound building Native tribes of the American Central Plains and Mid South were treated by the "white men" when they were razed and robbed.

    In fact, I hope we tear them down soon, and it sticks in the craw of every one of you when we do it.

  • James

    I guess that means we have to invade Egypt to save the pyramids (sarcasim). Sorry but this seems a bit sensational to me but it isn't the first example of idiocy in the name of religion. Yes, let’s destroy a large chunk of the historical record depicting the development of early human civilization because they didn't worship the same god we do.

  • Giovanni Mario

    Islam in innocent of the actions of these idiots that hijacked Islam. These idiots are as beast from the bottomless pit that warred against the spiritual life of Islam and killed it, leaving nothing of the religion of Muhammad but the prayers and the fast; all the justice, the righteousness, the mercy and indeed all the virtues which the Prophet had enshrined in Islam were irretrievably lost.

    These lunatics had forgotten that Christians protected Muslims in the early days of Islam, when they fled to Habasha (Modern day Ethiopia) seeking the protection of a Christian king who gave them shelter and protected them from the rest of the Arabian that wanted to kill them. The lunatics forced the Prophet himself to flee his home town to Medina.

    May God help the Egyptians people, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Bahá’ís from these lunatics.

  • kmichaels

    That must be why you listed all the other verses just now that back you up. Whoops, silly me, you listed none.

    • cjk

      At least we agree you're silly.

      • kmichaels

        Yet again you were given a chance to prove your point with more verses. What's the problem dude? You have concluded to yourself that you have nothing to offer in the way of evidence. I suggest you stop making claims that you are so woefully incapable of proving.

      • http://www.penzu.com nia

        i agree you r crazy as hell

  • juv

    Talk about paganism!

  • John

    Fake news.

  • http://twitter.com/Solexander @Solexander

    A hearty "Mullah Fubar!" to our distinguished enemies in the Botherhood–& may the Nile back up into their shorts. Let the curses of all the kings, from Narmer Scorpionson to Cleopatra VII, fall on those who try to destroy the heritage of "Egypt my people" (Isaiah 19:24).

  • Edmund Marriage

    Informed ancient historians from the Arab world recorded that the pyramids were constructed by the communities in which they stood to provide cometary debris shelters for vast numbers of people together with food, water supplies, boats, in and around these structures. In the case of the Great Pyramid a repository for knowledge and crucial artifacts with which to start agriculture and civilisation again should the worst happen with a near terminal cataclysm, as happened in 10,890 BC.

    Religions which bear false witness, denigrate women, claim original sin and the corruption of Eve, insist upon female circumcision, divide communities, fight wars, kill innocent people and wildlife, perpetuate crimes against humanity.
    http://www.goldenageproject.org.uk

  • brad

    destoy the spinx, replace it with a slightly used (read tarnished) JO-PA statue courtesy of Penn State. For everyone an idol.

  • The Truth

    The Egyptian economy is in shambles and the tourist industry , probably their main source of income , is now almost nonexistant. If they destroy the antiquities of Egypt , no one will spend a penny to go to Egypt, and they will condemn themselves to abject proverty. But they probably don't even care about that because they are too stupid to figure it out. If they carry out these plans of destruction , any country who has pledged financial support of the new government should stop immediately. Let them see if any money will come to Egypt. The world will certainly not travel there to look at their ugly , uneducated faces.

  • Irima

    Islam should be desrtroyed.

  • Samael

    I think first they may to destroy Kaaba, as it was pagan pre-islam center too.

  • HeruTutuankoma

    This would start a flat out WAR and the Muslims will lose. To destroy African history you are merely destroying yourself as Africans were the first people on Earth and the migration of a set amount of Africans out of Africa is what allowed for all the other "races" to come on this Earth. And to call it pagan is asinine as at least we have solid proof that the Ancient Kemites aka Egyptians lived. We have NO solid proof that anyone in the Koran lived as we have NO HUMAN remains to prove it. Muslims along with other religious groups need to get their act together and have some sense of humanity. If you want to be treated like a human being then start acting like one.

  • byron

    Islam is peace???

  • Rachel

    HAHAHAHAHA, did you ever read the Bible? Christianity calls for stoning, too. Look at your own faults before you accuse others.

    • Reid Knepp

      Other religions may call for stonings and killings. However, most of their followers have been able to modernize and realize that it is wrong. I am not saying that all christians and saints and all muslims are evil but numbers don’t lie. Muslims are not all evil people, Islam on the other hand in my eyes, is an evil way to live. I can name more violent/insane acts caused last month my Muslims because of their faith than you could name for any other Abrahamic religion because of their faith in the last 50 years. Islam does not preach peace, and do not let anyone tell you it does.

      • Jos

        A christian that has ''modernized'' is not even a real one by its own standards. Remember the verse in which Jesus said he would spit out the ''lukewarm''. Every religion is fundamentalist. Christianity is at least as evil as Islam.

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  • none

    Wow, all these comments are idiotic.

  • Joan

    http://www.sacredheart.com/The_Mystical_City_of_G

    "Acting upon this counsel they redistributed the spheres of work among themselves, in order that each squadron of demons might, with a specialized astuteness tempt men to different vices. They resolved to continue to propagate idolatry in the world, so that men might not come to the knowledge of the true God and the Redemption. Wherever idolatry would fail, they concluded to establish sects and heresies, for which they would select the most perverse and depraved of the human race as leaders and teachers of error. Then and there was concocted among these malignant spirits the sect of Mahomet, the heresies of Arius, Pelagius, Nestorius, and whatever other heresies have been started in the world from the first ages of the Church until now, together with those which they have in readiness, but which it is neither necessary nor proper to mention here. Lucifer showed himself content with these infernal counsels as being opposed to divine truth and destructive of the very foundation of man's rescue, namely divine faith. He lavished flattering praise and high offices upon those demons, who showed themselves willing and who undertook to find the impious originators of these errors."

  • http://www.facebook.com/L.A.NubianEvolved9 Lakeysha Gober

    It was done by the Christians 1st. Destroying others cultural temples books and even killing those that would caring on the beliefs beyond the books to keep it alive. Religious people always think they can destroy in the name of GOD which they got that term from the ancient people of Kemet (egypt).

  • http://www.facebook.com/L.A.NubianEvolved9 Lakeysha Gober

    This is not a Islamic thing it is a religious thing. It gets to the point when people running religions think they are the god they so called worship.

  • http://www.facebook.com/L.A.NubianEvolved9 Lakeysha Gober

    These settlers cant advocate to destory someone eles history. And then say every other concuring culture did it to others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/osmantandarcan Os Man Tan DarCan

    it would be an amazing project to disassemble the pyramids.. if they can do it. it would be a HUGE, i mean HUUUUUUUGE project, i doubt it can be done with weapons, we'd have to develop machines just for this purpose.

    Do you know how big these are ??? :)

  • michal

    what can be expected from people who kill each other ? to have any kinf empathy to stones or history?

  • curmudgeon

    muzzies………..please, please do destroy the pyramids. they are why tourists go to egypt to be fleeced by ignorant savage egyptians. destroy the pyramids, and those nasty tourists will no longer contaminate your pristine islamic heaven on earth. destroy the pyramids, and even stupid liberals will despise you. go for it.

  • KKKK

    LONG LIVE THE PYRIMAADS! i'm a Christian nad i support the right to keep these international treasure. the MOOSElms are dead meat ifd they touch those pyrimads!

  • ishwar

    insane. india is struggling even after over 1000 years of damage that was done by muslims. islam is a threat to humanity. its a dangerous concept of life.

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  • a worriedcitizen

    do they not understand how stupid & ignorant they are? destroying one f the worlds greatest monuments on account of a book? when John Lenon got SHOT because of a MANIAC MISSINTERPRETING A BOOK, the killer got punished. please explain how this souldn't be treated the same way?

  • Chris

    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……………….​…………………..So there is a difference between these people and the Book burning Nazis then??????

  • http://twitter.com/charlesfowler @charlesfowler

    More tolerance and peace, right?

  • Dr Skand S Gupt

    The berserk response of the Islamists could be understood when they come to know that their little over 1600 yr existence colluded with hate, terror and barbarism cannot at all cover their Hindu ancestory from their own central temple of Kaba to Egyptian pyramids which are actually ancient Vedic Hindus Surya-Sun clans having moved from the central and original abode in Sindhu's valley the laND CALLED sINDHUSTAN.. al the techniques of embalming could not have been discovered in a desert land and the knowledge of making pyramids was only the virtue of Indians-read Bhartiya or Aryans..same has been estABLISHED all over the world from bali to mexico.. But its too late now, the truth can no longer be suppressed.. n the truth would be reclaimed just a sthe lands..

  • mike4rest@cox.net

    If I recall not even their False prophet Mohammed called for such an atrocity!

  • Traveller

    Back on 1st March 2001 the Taliban Afghan Muslim Militia destroyed the 11th century Buddhas statues an act of true historical vandalism, now they muslims want to destroy the pyramids. This shows a religion that does not fit in wth the premise of humanity, it is regressive and fed on hatred the whole of its history is filled with negatives; this is why they cannot stand to see such marvels of historical beauty from other greater cultures and civilisations.

  • LionGoddess

    i speak for sekhmet … ROWRWrRRRrrRrr

  • Gary Picasso

    Sir Winston Churchill said, Islam is the most retroactive force on earth. Islam is not a religion in the Western sense of betterment of the individual, either intellectually or spiritually. No, Islam is not concerned with the individual at all. Islam is a political collective that seeks to control every aspect of everyday daily life. Islamic peace is when the Sharia law becomes the sole source of all legislation in a land. The great unrest and violence we see in the Islamic world is deeply embedded in the Qur'an and sharia law.

  • http://twitter.com/fireinthedawn @fireinthedawn

    le sigh. ALL of the religions of Abraham have been corrupting the pagan text and documents they can for over 3000 years. If I could build a time machine i'd probably just go back and shoot whoever the source of the old testament was a few dozen times in the head and return to the modern Era. Only problem is the idiots probably would find another patrirarhical god to worship ni that time and i'd be stuck in nearly infinite loop until the Goddess was still worshiped in the modern era.

  • Poly

    http://frontpagemag.comAgreed 1000 million percent with Gary Picasso. Thats the essense of the subject.
    Islam is or became over the years a military based movement.
    Qur'an written 1600 years ago and provides over 6.500 instructions how people should live and behave.
    Ofcourse demonising women was a nessecity as women representing knowledge and supporting every possible way to bacome a numless peasant/soldier that will obbey the team leaders or mullah's orders. Pyramid effect like Egypt :)
    Unfortunatelly the expansion of Islam and fundamentalists was the work of the past and current governments i.e USA as they strive to create a new world order i.e a few to rule rest of the population to just be "slaves". Perfect avenue to these plans is Islam itself as Islam today and globalisation seek exactly the same outcome. World domination
    I say that the people behing the globalisation madness they not realise that Islam cannot be tamed and that the whole humanity risking to revert back to the stone ages. Amen

  • Theaboriginal

    Now imagine if islam spread around the world ALL YALL stuff GETTING TORN DOWN, GREAT WALL OF CHINESE AND OTHER BUDDAH STUFF, HINDU TEMPLES TAJ MAHAJ, LINCOLN MEMORIAL, THE TOWER OF PIZA. lol and u think it was just gone end there huh?

  • Chanameel

    Go for it !!!!!!!!!

    Then they wont be able to reincarnate.

    Many Blessings.

  • L.H

    It's about time the human race irradicated Islam, if anything it is an unholy cult, and if there is a god and a devil then I know at least what the devil is called, I'll give you three guesses, begins with an A.

  • Human

    For most of muslims, what i have observed and now strongly feel, that war is a culture. They love fight. They love destruction. Muslims are the people who respect only for someone (Allah) blindly, whom they cant see but no respect to those (history, culture, knowledge, Science, Monuments, Buildings, people) whom they can see. What an attitude…

  • SAM

    Islam has a bunch of extremists that are called wahabis/salafis who are a tiny minority.The majority of the Muslim world are peace loving individuals.Woe to these extremist that are found in Saudi arabia that are exporting their extreme backward ideology to the world eg Libya,Mali,etc.
    Islam is balance and moderation and the Prophet WAS SENT AS A MERCY.

  • Secular Logic

    Unfortunately, Islam has zero respect for any other beliefs or religions other than their own. So many people talk about Islam like most of them are peaceful, respectful people, but I dare say the people saying this have NOT read the Qua-ran or they'd realize how foolish they sound. It is made point blank clear in the very first few books that all other people than Muslims are to be either converted, subjugated as second-class citizens (as in the case of the people of the book, namely Jews and Christians) or killed outright (especially in the case of Pagans, Atheists or people like homosexuals). Women are property. PERIOD. How can you trust or make peace treaties with people that believe things like this so blindly? I don't mean "some" of them. I mean ALL of them (a peaceful Muslim is a contradiction in terms; I believe many WANT to be peaceful, but their own religion betrays them). Many do live peacful lives, but I believe they are biding their time, trying to increase their numbers in Western countries until such time they can take over (whether by votes or force). In essence, a moderate or liberal Muslim is a non-practicing Muslim.

    We are seeing it in Egypt right now the loss of rights of women and anyone other than Muslims will increasingly be treated like excrement. As bad as some of the dictators are/were in the Middle East, Muslim extremists are far worse. One need only look to Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan to see what I mean. We may very well be looking at the long-term extinction of the modern world if things continue unabated. Many of the more forceful elements would LOVE to take us back to the stone ages as they see technology as being a corrupting force.

    If there were more advanced human societies in the distant past (perhaps in the pre-Ice Age era as suggested by sites like Puma Punku in Peru), one cannot help but wonder if they were ultimately destroyed from within by similar right-wing extremist forces that viewed their own advances as somehow corruptive and/or against their own views about a creator or God. After all, even advanced alien races may very well believe in a creator that started the expansion of the Universe and as we see today with Science versus Religion, the two sides don't often get along. Ultimately, I'm afraid unless education improves, we could see extremist elements attempt to destroy our own modern society, seeing it as the will of their invisible, unheard and unspoken "god" as they attempt to ascertain what "he" wants in lieu of his deafening silence (save the supposed rantings of their long-dead "prophet" whose own actions against young girls would lead a logical person to question just whom they turn to as prophets in the first place.)

    I have every respect for everyone's right to believe whatever they want and have any opinion they want so long as they also respect my right (and the rights of others) the same. When someone's beliefs lead them to violate my own rights to exist peaceably and believe as I will, that is when I have a problem with that person or group of people. And this is why I do not see long term peaceable solutions with the Muslim world. They believe it is their obligation to FORCE their beliefs on others because it is their god's will to do so. This is simply unacceptable of any group, in my opinion. My grandfather did not fight in World War II to rid us of the evil known as the Nazi Party and their leader Hitler only to find future generations under attack by evil religious groups that think they need to force their barbaric beliefs on everyone else as well.

  • http://red-education.com/?p=540 Camille

    I drop a leave a response each time I especially enjoy a post on a site or I have something to contribute to the discussion.

    It is triggered by the sincerness displayed in the post I looked at.

    And on this article Calls to Destroy Egypt

  • sonofgalt

    tell me anything you buy from a muslim country all of which where taken by force nothing but oil and we did all the work and indians british and philippinos are hired yo do the day to day work

  • Raven

    they better not this is one of the 7 wonders of the world are the fuking insane

    • Jeremy Snell

      one of the seven wonders of the world is that a Kenyan muslim illegal alien is in the White House with his satanic bitch, kissing muslim a$$ and prosecuting Christians

      • Rahul Singh

        In fact Christianity too is based on childish myths, childish has innocence attached to it where Paulian dogma is both pedestrian and ugly. The motherload of blasphemy is Judaism, christianity and islam are two of its bastards always trying to outdo one another. Their idea of God (itself a borrrowed word)and divinity in Judaic tradition and its immoral offsprings is laughable, its really a mockery of God which describes Him as a vain moron, a bloodthirsty dictator, a perfect monster. That is why when Christian nations started moving away from their disgusting books, they also started tasting success, prosperity and civilized lifestyles even though most of this new found grandeur is built up on excellence achieved in immorality, deciet, thuggery and thievery by their anscestors. Islam outdoes Christianity nowadays since their pitiable books are still very much core of their existence. We are living in Kali yug which is cyclical and represents the testing time for the righteous and imposition of lthe will of lesser evolved and scroupleless. But like everthing else this too shall come to pass because the lord of the universe is repository of Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. Once karmic debts are repaid things will go back to their pristine order starting the cycle again.

  • Jeremy Snell

    Jesus says “accept Me and live forever”
    Mohammed says “accept Islam or die!” So should anything from muslims surprise us?

    • Smashy76

      Mohammed says “accept Islam or die!”

      Come on Jeremy, Mohammed didn’t say that. Why would the “The Religion of Peace” prophet threaten violence and death?

      HAHAHAHA, just joking! Mo’honkey is nothing but a bloodthirsty pedophile twatwaffle. It’s so pathetic and ridiculous that Muzlims still tell people that “Islam is a religion of peace” when it’s prophet tells people to submit to Islam or die. And don’t even try to say this truth or any other truth about Islam, like the facts and truth that a 53 yr old Mohammed took a bride that was 6 yrs old! Mohammed then consummated (raped) the marriage when Aisha turned 9yrs old. As even though this is 110% factual and known, even celebrated. But telling people this results in Muzlims screaming racism and you getting labeled as someone with “Islamophobia” or adding to “Islamophobia”, which will be considered as a “Hate Crime” that could send you to jail. Jail! for telling the truth? Jail for something proven and something that Muzlims don’t deny or hide as they see nothing wrong with taking pre-teen girls as wives.

      • Jeremy Snell

        when mohammed died, followers went to his quarters to retrieve the rest of his writings – you know – the truth given to him by the “angel”…
        Aishi said ” it was under the bed, but a goat came in and ate it” so, if not for a goat, who knows how much more satanic crap there would be…. When Mohammed said to Khadijah, his first wife, ” I think these messages are coming from an evil spirit”, she convinced him that they were coming from an angel of God. Funny how islam gives no respect to women, even though it Is partly because of one that the Koran was given credence by mohammed….. and now Obama’s favorite advisor on many matters is leader of one of the MBs leading imams in the US. sad….

        • Liquid Smoke

          wow how ignorant can you be

      • Jeremy Snell

        Islam teaches that it is wrong to let a female start having her menstrual period before she has had sex. (before she has been raped by her benefactor)

  • smsavoy

    all them damn all around world the muslism should be nail to the cross and let everybody target practice on their evil ass

  • Akho Linda

    Oh God How Yanks Love Muslim Oil.

  • Sind

    The great king foresaw this in his dream, thousands of years later how people will be infected with this parasite, become like animals, that’s y he made the pyramid, to warn all people around the world, to show them what is peace and tolerance and art, after all the soul or the divine realm has no space time limitation. Everything is connected like cloud atlas.