‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids


Monday, 12 November 2012

Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”  (Courtesy: Dream TV)

Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” (Courtesy: Dream TV)


An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.

Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”

“All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,” he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by Egyptian and Arab audiences.

“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.”

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

17 Replies to “‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids”

  1. Let them destroy the pyramids if they wish. That way, not only will the entire World see what feckless barbarians Muslims really are, but Egypt will lose its tourist industry which will severely damage it economically. Sharia governments need to lose as much money as possible.

  2. Softly Bob:

    While I share your sentiments, I think the idea of letting them destroy the pyramids is unthinkable. I would rather use it as a rallying cry to get Western powers to take the place over like Napoleon did.

    There is no ‘undo’ in wrecking the pyramids and it is easy to destroy records of them and it won’t be long before there is no actual belief that they ever existed. The Pyramids are not ‘theirs’ to destroy any more than the idols that the pirate Mohamed destroyed when he slaughtered all the peaceful people of Mecca and wrecked their icons. They wrecked the stone buddhas. People were not quite with the program then and didn’t understand that this was islamic orthodoxy and not some wierd Afghani fringe group.

    But I think they will be a little more upset about the pyramids.

  3. OT – On Sunday, French TV channel M6 showed a report in which Abdelghani confronted his sister and his mother in interviews that were filmed with hidden cameras.

    He said at the opening of the broadcast: “My mother always said ‘we, the Arabs, we were born to hate Jews’. I heard this speech throughout my childhood.”

    Later, in a secretly recorded conversation in a Toulouse park, his sister said: “I am proud of [Mohammed], he fought to the very end. I told this to the police and I’m telling you too.

    “The Jews, and all those who massacre Muslims, I hate them all. Abdelkader and I support the Salafists, who are the only ones to act.

    “But it was Mohammed who was brave enough to go through with this. I am proud, proud, proud.”


    Affaire Merah. Aliot demande l’expulsion de Souad, “fière de son frère”

    12 novembre 2012 à 11h23

    Le Front national a réagi au quart de tour ce lundi après la diffusion la veille d’un reportage sur M6 : Souad Merah y affirme être “fière” de son frère Mohamed, l’auteur des tueries de Toulouse et Montauban. Marine Le Pen voit dans ces propos “la partie émergée” d’un iceberg salafiste. Son vice-président, Louis Aliot, va beaucoup plus loin : il réclame déchéance de la nationalité et expulsion.

    Sur Canal +, Marine Le Pen a assuré que la soeur du tueur au scooter représentait la “partie émergée de l’iceberg”. Pour l’eurodéputée, en réalité, ce sont des milliers de Français ou d’étrangers sur le territoire français adeptes du salafisme qui considèrent que Mohamed Merah est un héros”.

    “Il suffit de demander aux policiers pour s’apercevoir que depuis l’affaire, toute une série d’agressions se sont effectuées en son nom et que se sont multipliées dans un certain nombre de quartiers des inscriptions sur les murs à sa gloire”, a poursuivi l’ex-candidate à la présidentielle.



    the video is on rutube :


  4. Are there any idiots still going to Egypt as tourists? Thankfully, I saw the pyramids etc. when they were still scared of us. There’s nothing outside of pre-islamic stuff worth seeing in Egypt, like all muslim countries, in fact. Funny, that…

    If they want to destroy the pyramids let them. Don’t oppose them one iota. Let the world see what morons they are.

  5. Think of all of the priceless artifacts in Egypt, as of now any that have been dug out of the ground are at risk of destruction, all that history lost.

  6. Agreeing with Pope Urban II above . ..Muhammedans should begin with their own stone idol in the Kabah. This follows the counter argument to a post over at Elder of Zion’s blog which discusses another angle these invaders want to impose on western civilization.

    Now, Arabs claim the Magna Carta provides the “right to return” .

    Following their logic would result with Jews and Christians freely residing in Mecca and Medina and al quds, Hindus and Bhuddists freely expanding in Pakistan ,Bangledesh, Indonesia, Malaysia etc. etc.

  7. Russian Police Detain Six Members of Banned Islamic Organization
    By Henry Meyer – 2012-11-12T10:16:36Z

    Russian police detained six members of a banned Islamic group who were distributing extremist literature in mosques in Moscow and seized an arsenal of weapons including grenades and guns.

    The group, the Party of Islamic Revival, was banned as a terrorist organization by the Supreme Court, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on its website today.


  8. Every muslim who wants to avenge the destruction of the kaaba, avenges an idol. Every muslim who wants to rebuild the kaaba, wants to rebuild an idol. The worst idol is the invisible idol muhammad. A muslim who wants to protect or avenge muhammad, as well as the other groups, will burn eternally in hell. Hell is eternal. Islam destroys itself in Syria. Allah the Sunni, Allah Shi’a, two Gods, Hell is eternal!!!

  9. I agree with johnjoe. If they want to destroy them let them.
    Just think of all those memories tourists had. Whenever they look at those pictures of themselves posing in front of the Pyramids they will then know who blew them up. Islam. It would be a great teaching moment. Teaching the brain dead is never easy but this would be a golden opportunity to teach our own people of what will become of Western Monuments once the rag-head savages get an opportunity.

  10. Don: How long before post modern Western leftists start claiming the pyramids never existed and all the images are photoshoped hoaxes by colonial anti-muslim bigots?

    I give it 2 weeks after the blow them up.

  11. Oh Kemet is the original name for Egypt. Thanks you have taught me something. In any case oogenhand that is important. I do not belive Africans from Sub-saharan Africa built the Pyramids but it is one of their claims and like the muslims who believe they are responsible for western Culture it is part of the baggage of African people (just like the muslims) who read that kind of fake revisionist history. Still I feel it is more of a side issue really so but you are right it will be something that they will certainly notice and speak up about but for how long? I am not sure it will be the wound that the Buddhists feel and despair over when they look at what became of the Bamiyan Buddhas despite their desperate efforts to save them.

    Eeyore you make the point that people will tap into the usual conspiracy theory mode of thinking after the pyramids are destroyed and you are right. Two weeks is about right. Maybe even a week for the really fast crew of “thinkers”!

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