Islamic State announces plans to destroy Sphinx, pyramids in act of Islamic ‘purification’


According to a well-debunked myth, the nose of the Sphinx was lost when Napoleon’s troops used it for target practice during the French campaign in Egypt around the turn of the 19th century. While that story has proven apocryphal, a more recent report — that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called for the leveling of the entire structure, along with the pyramids — seems distressingly credible.

Earlier this month, the terrorist organization sent bulldozers in to the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in what they described as an act of religious “purification.” The group has since repeated that ritual at two more world heritage sites: the ancient cities of Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin, both in present-day Iraq.
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