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(Some Guy)   Now that Egypt has a new government, what's the first order of business? Destroy the pyramids   (global.christianpost.com ) divider line
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2012-07-11 08:31:02 AM  
Hold on, maybe this is not such a bad thing for Egypt...

They could blow up the pyramids and sell the rubble off in pieces like the Berlin Wall. Profit!
 
2012-07-11 08:44:38 AM  
I'll believe it when I see it, but I also have to as why is such a vocal minority given such power? Islam is huge in numbers and I'd like to believe those speaking this junk are the outermost fringe of the religion. Why haven't they been shot in the street like anybody else seen as an affront to islam.
 
2012-07-11 08:52:17 AM  
behold... the wonder of islam... and its inbreeding
 
2012-07-11 08:53:25 AM  
So is this a "NO GOOD MUZZIES" thread or a vile pun thread? Who even knows anymore?

/with a bonus appearance by the Bagger 288, no less!
 
2012-07-11 08:54:09 AM  

PreMortem: Sounds legit.

Seriously, who thinks they would destroy, or the world would let them destroy, THE BIGGEST TOURIST ATTRACTION IN THE WORLD?

/man made of course


google "Buddhas of Bamiyan" and see if this threat sounds like at least a small possibility. Muslim extremism::best extremism.
 
2012-07-11 08:55:34 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Shostie: MaudlinMutantMollusk: tallguywithglasseson: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Hmmm... sounds like a pyramid scheme...

Win.

Oh, please... that Sphinx

Well, ankh you special...

I'm sorry... that really wasn't pharaoh me


Please, drop this line of jokes. It scarabs me.
 
2012-07-11 08:55:47 AM  

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Triumph: St_Francis_P: They're not destroyed yet. I'll believe it when I see it happening.

So did you lose a bet when the Taliban blew up the Buddhas of Bamiyan?

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That act alone almost justified sending in the troops.


I can't agree. But I would have volunteered for a special mission to pre-empt the act, to extreme personal risk.
 
2012-07-11 08:55:56 AM  

Ambivalence: It's just a bunch of blocks. THey don't have to blow it up, they could just "dismantle" it. Of course that would require a hell of a lot of manpower. Maybe in the form of forced manual labor of some kind?

(everything old is new again)


Hmmm... How far away from Israel is Egypt again?
 
2012-07-11 08:58:54 AM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: That's stupid. They'll have to build granaries in all their cities.


WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN

/Italy has never done as well
//Since Leonardo's Workshop became obsolete
 
2012-07-11 09:05:40 AM  
I'll believe it when I read it in a source besides "The Christian Post."
 
2012-07-11 09:06:59 AM  
So the Arab Spring has turned straight into the Arab Fall?
 
2012-07-11 09:07:00 AM  
Is anyone surprised?

I knew this would happen
 
2012-07-11 09:12:33 AM  
You can destroy the Pyramids with nothing more than seven rednecks, eight cases of Budweiser, and the phrase, "Hey, y'all. Watch this".

//Terrorists are the white trash rednecks of the Muslim world.
 
2012-07-11 09:16:45 AM  

Mithiwithi: thisispete: Practical_Draconian: ImpendingCynic: cmunic8r99: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Paris1127: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: tallguywithglasseson: Win.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, please... that Sphinx

Shostie: Well, ankh you special...

Paris1127: I Thoth so as well. Isis for real?

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm sorry... that really wasn't pharaoh me

Shame on you all for derailing this conversation.

Tut, tut.

Well, now you're just in da Nile...

No, he's A Mon on a mission.

I'll give him a Ra Ra cheer of support.

Apep ralley?

It's game, Set, match.

Aw, it's driving me Nut.

Now don't be aton on him. He's thoth this out in detail. Don't forget, none of us started out pun experts - we were all anubis once.

/ouch, that last one is a bit forced


Luxor all right to me. Cairo on, everybody.
 
2012-07-11 09:17:48 AM  

Triumph: coco ebert: Ummm, no. That's not going to happen, never mind that derpful website subby linked to. Mursi and his party are no Taliban.

How do you know what Mursi is? I don't see the military allowing it to happen, but bear in mind that Egyptian Muslims ALREADY destroyed the pyramids. They stripped them of their smooth white limestone exterior (except way up high) and used the stones to build mosques and palaces. Imagine how beautiful they'd be if they were intact.


Because these guys are trying to model themselves after the AKP in Turkey and believe me, there's nothing those guys love more than money, and the pyramids bring in a lot of tourism dollars. I'm not saying they're liberal, just that they're not going to destroy the pyramids.
 
2012-07-11 09:22:45 AM  
I'm thinking that if they don't like pagan worship they should get rid of the mosques and churches first.

// I'm kind of ornery early in the morning
 
2012-07-11 09:22:53 AM  
I came to say "f*ck a bunch of radical science & history hating fundamentalists" but then I was nearly beaten to death by puns.
 
2012-07-11 09:24:18 AM  

sno man: While it's not on the same scale (although no less despicable) they are doing this elsewhere already...Timbuktu for one, there was a thread just a few days ago... the Buddhas mentioned earlier in this thread.. It's already happening and the crimes against humanity are not being punished.I'm a generally live and let live kinda guy, but this shiat must be stopped.


Good luck with that,

/those who can stop the destruction, won't
//those who would stop the destruction, have been exiled and imprisoned by those who won't until they promise to not use violence or disrespect the Islamic religion
 
2012-07-11 09:26:58 AM  

Weaver95: seriously - how would you even go about TRYING to destroy those things? we're talking about a couple of piles of VERY large rocks. And that's just the pyramids themselves. that's not including what's in the valley of kings or the Sphinx, which is another great huge pile of stone.


You're seriously wondering if Muslims /u> are going to go have the know-how to blow something up?
 
2012-07-11 09:30:44 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Currently, the Islamic Brotherhood has nothing to gain and everything to lose by destroying the pyramids


This is the problem with the West: you have no idea what kind of delusional world these people live in. They have nothing to gain? They believe they have Allah's favor to gain. That in itself is worth more than tourism dollars.

Just look at history: these people will run their entire society into the ground for the sake of their god.
 
2012-07-11 09:30:48 AM  
isn't there some precious metals (aka GOLD) that can be obtained from these before dumping Beck's Hot Wax all over it??
 
2012-07-11 09:32:58 AM  

Xenomech: Gyrfalcon: Currently, the Islamic Brotherhood has nothing to gain and everything to lose by destroying the pyramids

This is the problem with the West: you have no idea what kind of delusional world these people live in. They have nothing to gain? They believe they have Allah's favor to gain. That in itself is worth more than tourism dollars.

Just look at history: these people will run their entire society into the ground for the sake of their god.


Some people seem to be having trouble with the basic premise that the entire point of the destroying the pyramids would be to deliberately forget the past and send a big GO AWAY sign to the "Christian" world. They aren't afraid of losing tourism. They are trying to execute tourism for corrupting their youth.

You know, because Muslim kids might accidentally think all people are equal if they get too exposed to McDonalds, or something.
 
2012-07-11 09:34:53 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: isn't there some precious metals (aka GOLD) that can be obtained from these before dumping Beck's Hot Wax all over it??


The gold and the limestone have mainly already been stolen. Although, I sure hope if they are going to blow some stuff up, they at least approve some excavations of the hidden chambers of the various pyramids first. The Great Pyramid has a few unexplored rooms because of fear of damaging it. If that goes out the window, let's crack this egg and find out what's inside.

//Hint: It's more sand
 
2012-07-11 09:38:55 AM  
So, when do we invade Egypt? Seriously. Invading Egypt to save the pyramids (and other sites) is a hell of a lot better use of our forces than the invasion of Iraq.
 
2012-07-11 09:40:13 AM  
Next up :

Mitt Romney proposed we fill the Grand Canyon.
 
2012-07-11 09:40:48 AM  
proposes.

/ftfm
 
2012-07-11 09:43:48 AM  

mitchcumstein1: Oh for fark's sake, they aren't going to blow up the farking pyramids. Egypt needs the tourism to function as a country. If you have nothing but a farking desert to come see, you're not going to get a lot of tourists.


I too have no reason to think this will actually happen, but that's a pretty naive statement actually... Just sayin'.
 
2012-07-11 09:49:10 AM  
When one worships shahada and jihad, common sense and rationality is dead.
 
2012-07-11 09:49:11 AM  
From all these puns (Thanks TMLO) I'm surprised that the thread isn't deserted, like it has 10 plagues
 
2012-07-11 09:50:55 AM  

Triumph: How do you know what Mursi is? I don't see the military allowing it to happen, but bear in mind that Egyptian Muslims ALREADY destroyed the pyramids. They stripped them of their smooth white limestone exterior (except way up high) and used the stones to build mosques and palaces. Imagine how beautiful they'd be if they were intact.


Not actually factually true. There's evidence that the recycling of the Great Pyramid's sheathing started much earlier than that. If I had to guess at a date, I'd say late Roman era.
 
2012-07-11 09:53:19 AM  

cuzsis: Triumph: July 3: Al Qaeda Destroys Timbuktu Shrines

"The mosque was built around 1400 and is part of the city's storied history as one of the centers of Islam in Africa during the 15th and 16th centuries,"

So...according to the article they destroyed what was one of their own historical sites? WTF?


Al Qaeda, who are shiates, are destroying Sufi holy places in Timbuktu. Saying that they are "their own" is like saying your local Baptist church belongs to the Episcopalians.
 
2012-07-11 10:05:01 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Not actually factually true. There's evidence that the recycling of the Great Pyramid's sheathing started much earlier than that. If I had to guess at a date, I'd say late Roman era.


Are you saying it's a lie that there are mosques in Cairo built from the limestone of the Great Pyramid? Or are you just saying the looting began before the Arab invasion?
 
2012-07-11 10:10:02 AM  

poe_zlaw: hasnt everyone who screwed around with the pyramids died some horrible, weird death? Sounds like they may be on to something worthwhile.


Let's see. Carter opened Tutenkamun's tomb in 1923. He died in 1939.

The horror.

/Confirmation bias
 
2012-07-11 10:15:12 AM  
Attn: Jews, Christians and Muslims

The world would be better without you.
 
2012-07-11 10:16:00 AM  

PreMortem: Sounds legit.

Seriously, who thinks they would destroy, or the world would let them destroy, THE BIGGEST TOURIST ATTRACTION IN THE WORLD?

/man made of course


They have already destroyed their tourist industry.

On the other hand, I have my doubts as to the credibility of this report.

Weaver95: seriously - how would you even go about TRYING to destroy those things? we're talking about a couple of piles of VERY large rocks. And that's just the pyramids themselves. that's not including what's in the valley of kings or the Sphinx, which is another great huge pile of stone.


Fill them with explosives (remember, they're tombs, there are openings inside) and light the fuse.

namatad: Donnchadha: WhyteRaven74: Lsherm: TNT, literally old school dynamite,

Um old school dynamite is dynamite, TNT is a completely different thing.

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It's a completely different thing

well one is TRIVIAL to make, including getting the ingredients. The other is a bit more of a pain.
I am NOT saying that I have ever made NG, but after reading the anarchist cookbook and a year of honors chem in college, I am surprised that there arent more suicide bombers in the US.


AMFO is easier to make and transport although you'll still need something else to set it off with.
 
2012-07-11 10:24:07 AM  

SpectroBoy: If they want to be regressive medieval farkwits and drive their country back to the bronze age who cares? Once the pyramids are gone the tourist dollars will stop flowing, and the shiathole will dry up and blow away.



Yes, but have you ever noticed that proud nations that fall on particularly hard times often deal with them domestically by becoming violent?
 
2012-07-11 10:27:11 AM  

DirkValentine: Next up :

Mitt Romney proposed we fill the Grand Canyon.


Now there's a shovel-ready project!
 
2012-07-11 10:27:13 AM  

BigNumber12: SpectroBoy: If they want to be regressive medieval farkwits and drive their country back to the bronze age who cares? Once the pyramids are gone the tourist dollars will stop flowing, and the shiathole will dry up and blow away.


Yes, but have you ever noticed that proud nations that fall on particularly hard times often deal with them domestically by becoming violent?


It's just seasoning.
a.abcnews.com
 
2012-07-11 10:37:06 AM  
The thing that amused me about the whole "cover them with wax" plan? Egypt is one of the hottest damn places on earf. Regularly 100 in the shade and there is no shade, except if you are in the pyramid's shadow. That project wouldn't even get 10% done before the wax slumped down onto the plateau floor.

Ridiculous headline is ridiculous. Remember, these are the same people that were allegedly drawing up rules for having sex with your dead spouse. I'm no fan of the Islamic Brotherhood, but please, when criticizing them stick to the stuff they can actually get away with.
 
2012-07-11 10:54:07 AM  
Just put some tassels on 'em and blame it on the French.

/most reasonable people dislike tassels and nobody of importance like the French.
 
2012-07-11 11:09:51 AM  
1. I don't know how reliable a Christian organization website is, they love to hyper-exaggerate a lot of shiat.

2. I don't put it past the hardcore Islamic group to do this, I'd cite examples of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and what's going on in Timbuktu as well.

3. If there is any truth to this, the UN needs to protect them (it's a world heritage site right?) and put some troops to protect them.

4. Frankly if they start to do anything, they need to be protected... If that means jets attacking convoys, fark it... Do it... Getting so sick of these fanatics!
 
2012-07-11 11:20:28 AM  

Mr Guy: You can destroy the Pyramids with nothing more than seven rednecks, eight cases of Budweiser, and the phrase, "Hey, y'all. Watch this".

//Terrorists are the white trash rednecks of the Muslim world.


"Hey ya'll, watch this" - famous last words for Rednecks.
 
2012-07-11 11:22:38 AM  
Look, I know that these brown beardy guys who say durka durka look all the same to us, but still:

1- The ruling party in Egypt is the Muslim Bortherhood, not the Salafis. The MB is to the salafis what William F. Buckley was to the KKK.

2- There are probably a couple salafis in Egypt who secretly dream of doing this. Even if they do, they wouldn't ever announce it publicly. Egyptians love their old stones (and the tourist money is nice too). So, not gonna happen.

3- Christian website citing a Frontpage article and some loons from the Gulf - notice the total absence of actual Egyptian sources in the article.
 
2012-07-11 11:30:24 AM  
Ritualistic pooping and messing up bathrooms in yesterday's thread, and now this.

After all of the infighting, terrorism, screwing America over during the early '70s oil crisis, Munich assassinations, Beirut bombings, U.S.S. Cole attack, Buddhas of Bamiyan destruction, oppression of women, and everything else too numerous to mention just in my short lifetime, let alone the freaky stuff going back thousands of years, why do we think Islam is an acceptable way of life?

Never trust a religion that refuses to self-police its extremists, bans other religions in many of its stronghold countries, and encourages its poor followers to make an expensive trip to a tourist destination to wander around a magic piece of meteorite.
 
2012-07-11 11:33:47 AM  
TFA: The FrontPage Magazine article goes into detail offering examples of contemporary Muslims across several African and Middle Eastern countries destroying their ancestors' past, seeing themselves as part of a larger Islamic community rather than members of individual states.

"Much of this hate for their own pre-Islamic heritage is tied to the fact that, traditionally, Muslims do not identify with this or that nation, culture, or language, but only with the Islamic nation - the Umma," the article states.


I guess this is why Arabs have always gotten along so well with Iranians?
 
2012-07-11 11:51:22 AM  
I told you so. Short-sighted degnerate pieces of shiat, they are.
When this whole Egyptian uprising becoming Muslim brotherhood began. I wasn't even half joking. So, do I win a golden sphynx? Hoo-RA!
 
2012-07-11 11:52:22 AM  

Weaver95: seriously - how would you even go about TRYING to destroy those things? we're talking about a couple of piles of VERY large rocks. And that's just the pyramids themselves. that's not including what's in the valley of kings or the Sphinx, which is another great huge pile of stone.


This can't be a serious question. Modern explosives would make very short work of them.
 
2012-07-11 11:57:01 AM  

cuzsis: Triumph: July 3: Al Qaeda Destroys Timbuktu Shrines

"The mosque was built around 1400 and is part of the city's storied history as one of the centers of Islam in Africa during the 15th and 16th centuries,"

So...according to the article they destroyed what was one of their own historical sites? WTF?


Are you surprised? You do know that the Saudis have razed most of Mecca to prevent idolatry to ANCEIENT MUSLIM SITES, right?
 
2012-07-11 12:10:12 PM  

SpectroBoy: Once the pyramids are gone the tourist dollars will stop flowing, and the shiathole will dry up and blow away.


Countries don't just dry up & blow away when they have no source of income -- see Afghanistan.

/ bet the Nile delta would make damn-fine poppy-growing country
 
2012-07-11 12:10:36 PM  

cuzsis: So...according to the article they destroyed what was one of their own historical sites? WTF?


Would it surprise you to learn that muslims killing other muslims is the most common cause of violent death for muslims? Heck in Iraq alone, the Sunni government is estimated to have slaughtered upwards of 100,000 Shia.

But yes, I know it grabs far more headlines if Israel kills one Palestinian.
 
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