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Isis: Muslim preacher calls for demolition of pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza

A Kuwaiti Islamist preacher has called for the destruction of Egypt's pyramids and Sphinx - one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world - claiming that just because early Muslims did not destroy the pharaohs' legacy "does not mean that we shouldn't". Ibrahim Al Kandari said that the ancient Egyptian monuments should be "destroyed", according to Al-Watan. Al Kandari said the great buildings should be destroyed to put an end to the worship of images. The preacher's call to erase the incredible legacy of ancient Egypt echoes Islamic State (formerly known as Isis) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who suggested the demolition of the historic monuments is a "religious duty." .

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Egypt closes 27000 places of worship

An Egyptian administrative court on Feb. 18 upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move intended to protect young people from the militancy and extremism that can prevail in such places, which lack the legal standing to hold Friday prayers.

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Kenya to build a wall on Somali border to keep out al-Shabaab

Kenya is going to build a wall. Not just any wall, but a “separation barrier”, to employ the euphemism coined by Israel to describe the towering, snaking structure that now separates it from Palestine’s West Bank.Kenya’s version will be built along sections of its notoriously porous border with Somalia. A physical rendering in bricks, mortar and barbed wire of a line on the map..

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Al-Shabab stages deadly attack on Somalia luxury hotel

At least 11 people killed in an attack on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, Somali police say.At least 11 people were killed, including a police officer, in an attack by al Shabab fighters on a luxury hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police sources said. The Central Hotel in the heart of Mogadishu was hit by a two car bomb explosion, which was followed by heavy gunfire after attackers stormed into the building, police officers said.

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