This is getting serious. One of the objectives of the new Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt may be the destruction of the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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 Amr bin al-As could not.”This is not anti-Islamic craziness. There is a reality for the fear of the loss of the Pyramids. Currently, in what the International Criminal Court is describing as a possible “war crime,” Islamic fanatics are destroying the ancient legacy of the city of Timbuktu in Mali—all to Islam’s triumphant war cry, “Allahu Akbar!”
The taller Buddha of Bamiyan is shown before (left picture) and after the destruction (right) of March 2001 by the Taliban. Those are people shown at the bottom.