Rabat - As tension rises in Egypt, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS), Abu Bakral-Baghdadi, has reportedly urged followers of his terror group to destroy Egyptian cultural icons such as Pyramids and the Sphinx, saying, “it’s a religious duty.”

CAIRO, EGYPT - MAY 28: A local boy watches as tourists photograph themselves at the Sphinx and the great Pyramid of Cheops on May 28, 2011 in Giza, Egypt. Protests in January and February brought an end to 30 years of autocratic rule by President Hosni Mubarak who will now face trial. Food prices have doubled and youth unemployment stands at 30%. Tourism is yet to return to pre-uprising levels. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)