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Brotherhood attacks ancient Egyptian museum, loots and destroys antiquities

The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters continue waging jihad on Egypt

Back in the summer of 2012, when Muhammad Morsi became president of Egypt, congratulatory¬†calls to demolish the Great Pyramids‚??the ultimate in idol effrontery to Islamist sensibilities‚??began. ¬†The idea was, whereas earlier Islamic leaders did not have the necessary technology to destroy the pyramids, now that an Islamist has taken office in the modern era, which is capable of destroying the lofty monuments, he should do so and rid Egypt of the pagan aura that had long plagued it.

When I reported this, and documented the long paper-trail of Muslims, beginning with their prophet, destroying the antiquities of their non-Muslim ancestors, the apologists, including at¬†Huffington Post¬†and¬†New York Times¬†cried ‚??hoax,‚?Ě to lull the world back to sleep.

It did not even seem to matter then that smaller pharonic antiquities were being targeted and destroyed.

And now, as the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters continue waging jihad on Egypt ‚?? with the support of the United States government ‚?? their hate and disregard for their own non-Islamic heritage most recently gave vent to an attack on ¬†the Malawi National Museum in al-Minya in Upper Egypt. ¬†While some ancient artifacts were stolen, others were intentionally damaged and defaced, demonstrating the intrinsic hostility to Egypt‚??s glorious past and its attempts to reclaim it by first ridding itself of the Brotherhood and their allies.

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Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam‚??s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane‚??s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim‚??s dual-background‚??born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East‚??has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.

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