No threat to Egypt’s pyramids
CAIRO—Egypt’s Islamic authority has downplayed recent threats by IS that the militant group could destroy the Giza pyramids, the state-owned Ahram Online reported Saturday.
“This is unlikely in Egypt in light of a strong state and deterrent institutions,” Dar AlIfta, the Egyptian state body that issues Islamic edicts, said in a statement.
Dar Al-Ifta said such threats are “unrealistic” amid what it described as series of successful security blows that led to a “decline in terrorist attacks” in Egypt.
IS made the threat in a 10minute video it released showing its militants blowing up a 2,500-year-old temple in Iraq.Demolishing the temple of Nabu - the Babylonian god of wisdom - in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is the latest of IS attacks against historic sites in the country.—Agenies