Malaysia claims Egypt's pyramid for Muslims?

This event, sanctioned by the Malaysian government, sounds like an attempt to appropriate history thousands of years prior to the establishment of Islam:

A team of 35 Malaysians will try to drape Egypt's great pyramid at Giza with the flags of the world's 57 Muslim countries...

If so, it would not be the first time. "Claiming historical priority for Islam"  and "Hyping Islam 's role in the History of Science"  are two fine articles posted at The American Thinker exposed other efforts at revisionsim to hype Islam.

Eric Schwappach  12 29 05

UPDATE:

Common sense, or maybe national pride, has prevailed in Egypt. According to Gulf News:

Malaysia's plan for Great Pyramid suffers setback (AP)

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities suffered a setback on Wednesday in their plan to send a 35—member team to drape Egypt's Great Pyramid at Giza with the flags of the world's 57 Muslim countries.

The chairman of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the body responsible for the Giza site, said in Cairo that he would not allow it to be draped.

"This cannot take place," chairman Zahi Hawass said.

"The pyramid cannot be draped by any person in this world. Nobody is allowed to do this."

Malaysia's Defence Minister Najib Razak announced the project during a ceremony on Tuesday, when he presented a Malaysian flag to the team's leaders.

Najib said the expedition, which had been planned for May 18, is a "commendable effort," and comes in response to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's call to raise Malaysia's profile in the world. [....]

"Why should I allow them to drape it?" Hawass said. "If they want to make propaganda, let them do it somewhere else. They can do it in any other place in Cairo."

This event, sanctioned by the Malaysian government, sounds like an attempt to appropriate history thousands of years prior to the establishment of Islam:

A team of 35 Malaysians will try to drape Egypt's great pyramid at Giza with the flags of the world's 57 Muslim countries...

If so, it would not be the first time. "Claiming historical priority for Islam"  and "Hyping Islam 's role in the History of Science"  are two fine articles posted at The American Thinker exposed other efforts at revisionsim to hype Islam.

Eric Schwappach  12 29 05

UPDATE:

Common sense, or maybe national pride, has prevailed in Egypt. According to Gulf News:

Malaysia's plan for Great Pyramid suffers setback (AP)

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities suffered a setback on Wednesday in their plan to send a 35—member team to drape Egypt's Great Pyramid at Giza with the flags of the world's 57 Muslim countries.

The chairman of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the body responsible for the Giza site, said in Cairo that he would not allow it to be draped.

"This cannot take place," chairman Zahi Hawass said.

"The pyramid cannot be draped by any person in this world. Nobody is allowed to do this."

Malaysia's Defence Minister Najib Razak announced the project during a ceremony on Tuesday, when he presented a Malaysian flag to the team's leaders.

Najib said the expedition, which had been planned for May 18, is a "commendable effort," and comes in response to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's call to raise Malaysia's profile in the world. [....]

"Why should I allow them to drape it?" Hawass said. "If they want to make propaganda, let them do it somewhere else. They can do it in any other place in Cairo."