14th November 2012
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Morgan Al-Gohary, a jihadi sheikh with a history of radicalism, appeared on the private Egyptian TV channel Dream TV 2 Saturday evening and declared that if he and his ilk ever came to power, they would not hesitate to destroy the Sphinx and the pyramids.
He’s no stranger to the notion of vandalizing ancient artifacts, boasting to the show’s host, Wael Al-Abrashi, that while in Afghanistan, he took part along with the Taliban in the demolition of the Bamyan Buddhas in March 2001.
His threat was met by Al-Abrashi and the other two guests with shock. Just to be clear, Al-Abrashi asked the same question three times.
Al-Abrashi: “Am I going to wake up tomorrow to find that, just as you did with the statue of Buddha, that you have demolished the Sphinx and the pyramids?”
Al-Gohary: “That is dependent upon abilities and possibility. According to our Sharia, every pagan and idol must be destroyed.”
Al-Abrashi: “If you are in power, will you destroy the Sphinx and the pyramids and all the pharoanic statues and all the pharoanic artifacts?”
Al-Gohary: “Everything, if it is a pagan statue or idol, that is worshiped or suspected to be worshipped, or is worshipped by one person on Earth, must be destroyed. We, or someone else, must destroy it.”
Al-Abrashi: “So you would destroy the Sphinx and the pyramids?”
Al-Gohary: “Yes, we will destroy them, if they were worshipped before or afterwards.”
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15th May 2012
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If it didn’t religion would have likely died out long ago. It certainly is powerful, dangerously so.
1st November 2011
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(A reply I got to one of my posts that I figured I’d post up in case anyone is curious. I will probably try to check out the podcasts myself but for the time being am still very dubious.)
Ken <firstname.lastname@example.org> (unregistered) wrote:
Jesus the Christ is indeed a fiction invented by the self-appointed apostle, Paul. However, I have come to strongly believe that there was an actual Jesus of Nazareth. That is the reason that my group is called “Atheists for Jesus” rather than “Atheists for Christ.”
If the subject interests you, please drop by www.atheists-for-jesus.com or check out my podcast series: “Atheists for Jesus: Rescuing Jesus from the Bible” (free on iTunes or www.rescuingjesus.org).
Founder: Atheists for Jesus