Diary of a Mad Conservative

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.

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One shared trait is the power of ideological zealotry, whether religious or environmental, to trump all questions of practicality, historical preservation and reverence for prior generations. The zealot’s version of purity, and only his version, mattersVictor Davis Hanson

 

I was so appalled when the Taliban blew up the twin Buddhas, to almost no international condemnation. And now, as I’ve written before, they are calling for the destruction of the Great Pyramids. I take these people at their word. If they want to destroy these architectural wonders, they will find a way to…

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  1. roxannadanna
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 07:03:31

    Thanks for the reblog! I’ve been out of town for the last week and mostly out of internet access — yes, I was about to go into withdrawls! LOL But I appreciate that you found me and reblogged my last post! I’ll be adding you to my list of great bloggers because you have a really good site!
    Roxy

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