This could be your last chance to see the Pyramids – if you’re brave enough to venture there

[I]t’s a dispute between the region’s traditionally moderate Sufi Islam and the ever more assertive Wahhabist model exported worldwide by Saudi Arabia with Western petrodollars. The shrines are official UNESCO World Heritage sites, but then so were the Buddhas of Bamyan blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan a decade ago. What’s next on the condemned list? Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sheikhs” (he’s like a supersized sheikh) has invited Egypt’s President Morsi to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not” – a reference to the Muslim conqueror of Egypt back in the seventh century. Mark Steyn  


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