Egyptian Jihadist, Wants Pyramids And Sphinx Destroyed

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Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Egyptian jihadist who claims he has links to the Taliban, has called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.”

Al-Gohary, an Islamist leader and jihadist sentenced twice under President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, urged Muslims to “destroy the idols” in Egypt — specifically the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx — during a television interview on Saturday on Egypt’s Dream TV, according to Al Arabiya News.

“God ordered Prophet Mohammed to destroy idols,” he said, according to Al Arabiya News. “When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.”

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  1. What’s wrong with Muslims of today?

    Very Ironic as the Qur’an itself warns Muslims in Surah Al-An’am against taking such a course of action:

    And if Allah had enforced His will, they would not have set up gods with him. And We have not made thee a keeper over them, nor art thou over them a guardian. And abuse not those whom they call upon beside Allah…. Thus unto every people have We caused their doing to seem fair. Then unto their Lord is their return; and He will inform them of what they used to do. (Ch. 6, V.108-109)

    How emphatically God warns Muslims not to abuse the Gods of other faiths even if they are Idol-worshippers.

    The Qur’an clearly instructs on the behavior of Muslims towards all kinds of disbelievers:
    [109:1-5] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.Say, ‘O ye disbelievers!‘I worship not as you worship; ‘Nor do you worship as I worship,;‘And I am not going to worship those that you worship;

    [109:6] ‘Nor will you worship whom I worship.
    [109:7] ‘For you your religion, and for me my religion.’

    Hasn’t it put down clear enough that you are NOT supposed to behave as commander-in-chief of religion for all mankind?

    Then why do these Muftis & Mullahs to declare breaking of Churches of Christians or Statues of Buddhist or for now Pyramids?

    So we come down to the same conclusion again, isn’t it?: These Mullahs & Mufti do not follow the Islam of Prophet Mohammad (saw) of Arabia and their book of law is definitely not Qur’an as Qur’an doesn’t support any of their views; clearly.


  3. And this crackpot is so myopic, too! If these historical places are no longer there, how is Egypt going to ‘survive’, because for now their main income is tourism.

    The tourists come solely to see these historical places. If they are destroyed Egypt is no longer attractive!

    Also, Muslims have been told repeatedly in the Qur’an to travel and study the reasons for the downfall of past civilizations. If the landmarks are destroyed, how will they appreciate what Allah has given them – the Holy Qur’an and the Right Path.

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