that's entirely different, dude. the temple mount is a sacred spot in their religion, too. of course they're going to build on it. and they weren't the ones who destroyed the original temple, either. the muslim rulers of jerusalem could've wiped the city clean of jewish and christian holy sites at any time, and yet they never did, did they?
victims: histrionic dimwits who think that ancient egyptian relics are a part of mankind's shared cultural heritage. dude, just imagine how hilarious their whining is going to be. and it won't just be them: average, everyday people are going to be livid.
additional victims include everyone in egypt whose livelihood depends on tourism, which is about half the country.
someone to give you attention: EVERYONE ON EARTH BECAUSE YOU BLEW UP THE SPHINX.
they're doing it just to make the rest of the world mad. don't listen to any of the nonsense about idolatry. the taliban destroyed the buddhas of bam'yan because the u.n. was willing to take the statues into their care, but offered the people of afghanistan nothing. after they served their purpose as an anti-soviet proxy, afghanistan was 100% abandoned by the west (well, the world as a whole, really). the locals were so mad that the world cared more about some dumb statues than the hungry, war-scarred refugees of afghanistan that they blew their own heritage the fuck up.
the muslim brotherhood will destroy the sphinx for exactly the same reason. they want attention and to make people upset. that's the definition of trolling.
there were wild, wild protests when the taliban destroyed the giant buddhas of bam'yan. only the pakistanis maintained diplomatic relations afterwards (it was actually pakistani engineers who did the lion's share of the work destroying the statues). those buddhas are along a great merchant route that was super popular with hippies in the '60s, and a couple of burnouts travelled to afghanistan just to kill themselves on the spot where the statues once stood.
it's going to be amazing if they destroy even just the sphinx. that is galactic trolling.
this is awesome. i so totally hope they go through with it. would be one of the greatest trolls in all of history. maybe even the greatest. the international butthurt will be like nothing you've ever seen before.
According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypts Great Pyramidsor, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabii, those symbols of paganism,
The former Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Akef, declared the hell with Egypt, indicating that the interests of his country are secondary to Islams.
i like things that are simple and subtle and modest. human artistic creations -- architecture, painting, etc. -- are only beautiful if they're in accord with nature: that is, the artist UNDERSTANDS BEFORE ALL THINGS that he can never compete with the grandeur of god and nature. no human-designed building will ever be half as beautiful as the humble earth it replaced, but it can become beautiful in its own right through honesty and humility. there is no other way. great paintings and old buildings are impressive not because of how they look, but because of the technical challenges that our ancestors had to overcome to create such things.
people who think that humans have the ability (or the duty!) to become gods love cheesy, glittering crap like sailboat hotels and bejeweled bridges because all that visual noise speaks to their cheap, haywire souls -- souls that are 100% dead to nature.
that thing is retarded and campy to the extreme. there's this little commuter town next to me that has a burger restaurant shaped (and painted) like a giant hamburger. it would fit in really well with a seaside hotel shaped like a giant sailboat.