Jihadist calls for destruction of Pyramids

gulfnews.com 13 November 2012
By Ramadan Al Sherbini Correspondent

Cairo: A leading Egyptian jihadist, who fought in Afghanistan on the side of militant Taliban, has called for the removal of the world-famed Pyramids and the Sphinx, branding them idols.

Al Gohari, who was imprisoned twice in the era of Hosni Mubarak but released by a court verdict after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled the long-standing president. told the privately owned Egyptian Dream TV: "We destroyed the Buddha statues in Afghanistan and will destroy the Sphinx and the Pyramids because they are idols. (continue reading...)