The pious Muslims of Afghanistan destroyed the Buddhist statues at Bamiya. Some in Egypt wish to destroy the Pyramids and the Sphinx. When the Taliban were reproached by the world for their action, they told the NYT that they'd done it in order to protest world hunger--- Expect similar explanations from the imams of the waqf.
At least five killed, 13 injured in Macedonia storm (DPA)
from the article: Waqf Temple Mount excavation raises archaeologists' protests