Some friends of mine live across from the Presidential palace in Cairo. They alerted me to some extremely alarming news. Apparently the Islamic fundamentalist political party is gaining a lot of power there, and are threatening to destroy the pyramids, claiming that they are idols that people pray to. It would require a massive undertaking to pull off such a feat but the mere fact that there are plans out there to do this is very scary.
I don't even know what to say to this. Taking religious fervor beyond the realm of mental illness? An attempt to permanently destroy tourism and the core of the economy of their entire country? An attempt to draw in an international invasion to oust a specific religious group and create a new war? Brings to mind the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas and what that event brought upon that country.