Reports show that there is a very strong likelihood that Egypt may soon be ruled by the islamic supremacist group known as the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has been linked to Al Queda and the Taliban. It is a sad historic fact that when hardcore islamic supremacists take over a region, they have a nasty habit of destroying evidence of previously existing non-islamic cultures. Remember those ancient giant Buddhist statues that were carved into an Afghanistan mountainside? Yeah, all you have now are memories or pictures of them because they were deemed "unislamic" and destroyed.
As Egypt descends into Muslim Brotherhood backed chaos, looters have already broken into a Cairo museum and destroyed ancient treasures. Via Winds of Jihad:
Idols. Who needs them?
From ABC :Egyptian looters broke into the Cairo museum that holds most of the King Tutankhamen collection and destroyed several artifacts.
Ancient Egyptian history has fascinated people around the world for generations. Of all the things to wreck up while rioting, how shameful that these people have such little respect for that which endured for thousands of years before them. It is sad to see people in a country with such a rich history be so eager to trash it.Looters broke into the Egyptian Museum during anti-government protests late on Friday and destroyed two Pharaonic mummies, Egypt's top archaeologist told state television.The museum in central Cairo, which has the world's biggest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, is adjacent to the headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party that protesters had earlier set ablaze. Flames were seen still pouring out of the party headquarters early on Saturday.
"I felt deeply sorry today when I came this morning to the Egyptian Museum and found that some had tried to raid the museum by force last night," Zahi Hawass, chairman of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said on Saturday.
"Egyptian citizens tried to prevent them and were joined by the tourism police, but some [looters] managed to enter from above and they destroyed two of the mummies," he said.
He added looters had also ransacked the ticket office.
If Egypt falls under the rule of hardcore islamic supremacists, there very well may be no more ancient Egyptian discoveries revealed, no more TV specials showing archeologists exploring tombs, no more insights into a culture that existed so long ago but still captures the imagination of so many people today. It would truly be a terrible loss for all of humanity.
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