Religion, organized religion, always feels threatened by “other Gods” and therefore needs to erase physical manifestations at every opportunity much to the detriment of history and the passages of man through the ages. Truth is always the casualty whilst delusion takes hold of the senses. In this post the ‘exalted’ leaders of Islam announce the imminent demise of the pyramids because they represent paganism. It is obvious these gentlemen need an urgent crash course in history and culture.
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.