None of this should be too surprising. Islamic extremists are now destroying 15th century tombs in Timbuktu, world heritage sites, because they are considered "idolatrous." And remember in 2001, when the Taliban fired heavy artillery at two huge Buddha statutes carved into a rock face about 1,700 years ago. Taliban leader Mullah Omar had issued an edict against un-Islamic graven images. Numerous other examples exist, contemporary and ancient.
What's surprising is that Morsi has had nothing to say about this, not a word. Neither has he said anything about numerous "freelance" efforts to enforce other elements of Shariah law across
Well, his extremist allies are already trying to enforce an ancient Koranic commandment that directs Islamists to collect a tax called the jizya from Coptic Christians and other "non-believers."
The Koran (9/29) declares: "Fight those who do not believe in Allah" until "they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled." Once again, Morsi has said nothing about this.
U.S. Secretary of State
Not surprisingly, Clinton did manage to mention the importance of
Once again, Morsi had nothing to say.
What does this have to do with
Already, the Washington Post reported, Islamic extremists who have fought in
As Ibrahim told me, "People are beginning to connect the dots. Morsi just became president, and we're already seeing changes."
Speaking at Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, Morsi said: "The second Muslim conqueror of
So, will extremists actually blow up the pyramids? After the Bahraini sheik's remarks went viral, he improbably denied making
them. But Egyptian media reports say Salafist party officials want
But under the hot desert sun, the wax would melt in no time, possibly bringing calls for more extreme measures. If and when that happens, will Morsi, once again, simply look away?
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