Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”
“God ordered Prophet Mohammed to destroy idols,” he added. “When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.”
His comments came a day after thousands of ultraconservative Islamists gathered in Tahrir Square to call for the strict application of Sharia law in the new constitution. (Continue Reading.)
Monday, November 12, 2012
Murgan Salem al-Gohary Calls for Destruction of Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt
I have an even better Islamic solution. In Mecca, Muhammad took over a pagan shrine called the "Ka'ba," and he kept one of its idols, the Black Stone. He justified the incorporation of these pagan elements into his new religion by claiming (with no evidence whatsoever) that the Ka'ba and the Black Stone were originally Islamic, rather than pagan. Why not do the same thing with the pyramids and the Sphinx? Muslim leaders could start maintaining that the pyramids were built by Abraham and Ishmael, and that the Sphinx descended from heaven. Then Muslims could bow down to the pyramids and kiss the Sphinx, the way they do with the Ka'ba and the Black Stone. Problem solved!