Thursday, 12 July 2012

Russia Today Publishes Another Stupid Article - The Great Islamist Pyramid Hoax

Update - Russia Today has now realised their error and retitled the piece Holy hoax: Calls to destroy Egyptian pyramids bogus, without referring to their earlier error.

Following on from my earlier article on Russia Today's journalistic failings, it seems they've continued their tradition of posting nonsense by this time reporting on Radical Islamists calling on the Egyptian Pyramids to be destroyed

Egypt’s new leader Mohammed Morsi receives disturbing calls to destroy ancient pyramids. Some Radical Islamists deem the monuments “symbols of Paganism,” and are encouraging the president to tear down the relics.

­Bahrain’s president of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, has called on Cairo to demolish the pyramids and “accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.

This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s companion, Amr bin al-As, and his ancient tribesmen, who invaded and conquered Egypt in 641.
Scary Islamists trying to destroy one of the Wonders of the World, or Russia Today being fooled by a fake Twitter account?
Calls from a Bahraini Sunni cleric urging President Mohamed Morsy to destroy the Giza Pyramids were issued from a parody Twitter account online, the Daily News Egypt has learned.

Several right wing online portals ran with the controversial news as a means to raise alarms over the rise of an Islamist-led government in Egypt and its threat to rich historical sites. According to the rumours, Shiek Abd Al-Latif Al-Mahmoud denounced the pyramids as idolatry and asked President Morsy to destroy them.
So another fine example of Russia Today posting a load of old nonsense.

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