Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Destroying Egyptian history

Showing utter contempt for Egypt's pre-Islamic history, "looters" broke into a museum and beheaded two ancient mummies, perhaps signaling the Islamists' desire to purge the country of all remnants of pre-Islamic history. It isn't hard to imagine Islamist lunatics emulating the destruction of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Buddhas by demolishing the sphinx and finishing the stone-by-stone dismantling of the pyramids started by Muhammad Sa'im al-Dahr. It is a worry.


Anonymous Chistery said...

I wouldn't draw that conclusion this early. It's hard to believe Egyptians would let them get away with it. Egyptians regard their national treasures as exactly that. Had those lunatics been known to the mob in the streets outside the museum, I'm guessing the mummy's would not be the only ones to loose their heads that day. If Islamists want to take over, their first action should not be to turn the angry mob straight on to them.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

Also, I don't think the Islamists would have the support of the military. So far and thankfully, the protesters for democracy do. Islamists will not get far without the ability to quickly oppress and instill fear.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous spot said...

I pray that your optimism is rewarded, Chistery. The people of Egypt deserve a fair and free democratic state... but then again so did the people of Iran, before their popular uprising was hijacked by the Islamists.

Fingers crossed.

8:39 AM  

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