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Blowing Up History

Chip. Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 12:23 AM
surfdogtambien: Do you have any idea what the meaning of the so-called Washington Monument is, and what it symbolizes? And why should you complain if some people misunderstand it? It is a Masonic symbol, usurped from the ancient Egyptians, and as unbecoming a structure as could be imagined in a free and open country. Read your Scriptures: "He will also shatter the obelisks of Heliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt;..." Jeremiah 43:5-13
surfdogtambien Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 7:38 PM
sorry , I guess the aforementioned speaker hasn't read her scripture either. Idol breakers at large seem to be a rather intolerant bunch.

In the Arabic media, there are reports that Muslim clerics -- energized by the sudden emergence of Egypt's new president, Muhammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood -- are now agitating to demolish the Egyptian pyramids. According to agitated imams, the Pharaohs' monuments represent "symbols of paganism" from Egypt's pre-Islamic past and therefore must vanish.

Don't dismiss such insanity so easily. Mali Islamists are currently destroying the centuries-old mausoleums of Sufi-Muslim saints in the city of Timbuktu, the historic site of early Islamic scholarship and jurisprudence. But perhaps the most recent regrettable Islamist attack on the past was the Taliban's 2001 dynamiting...