One of the things the Islamists have going for them is Western denial. Too many of us refuse to believe what the fanatics say and excuse what they do as not the true reflection of "peaceful Islam."
Put this story in the denier's file:
An Egyptian jihad leader has called for the "destruction of the Sphinx and Giza pyramids in Egypt" because he considers them idols and Mohammed ordered all idols destroyed.
The jihadist, who claims ties to the Taliban, drew comparisons between the Egyptian relics and statues of Buddha, which the Taliban destroyed in Afghanistan.
His comments came a day after thousands of ultra-conservative Islamists gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo to call for the strict application of sharia law in the new Egyptian constitution. That in itself is a rebuttal to the deniers who told us that the so-called Arab Spring meant a new day for democracy. How is that working out for you?
In Jamaica and not in denial, I'm Cal Thomas.
Publication date: November 15, 2012