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Egyptian Islamists Target Bikinis, Pyramids
www.investigativeproject.org ^ | Sept 01, 2011 | IPT news

Posted on 09/02/2011 8:57:43 AM PDT by bayouranger

With the Egyptian economy already worsening since the revolution began in January, Muslim Brotherhood operatives are demanding stricter regulations on behavior and dress that could damage the country's tourism industry.

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which functions as the Brotherhood's political wing, wants to ban alcohol consumption on Egyptian streets and ban bikinis on the beach.

"Beach tourism must take the values and norms of our societies into account," FJP Secretary-General Muhammad Saad al-Katatny told Egyptian tourism officials Monday. "We must place regulations on tourists wishing to visit Egypt, which we will announce in advance."

For their part, Egyptian Salafists (who advocate a form of Islamism more extreme than that practiced by the Brotherhood) aren't just troubled by alcohol and bikinis. Abd al-Munim A-Shahhat, a spokesman for the Salafist group Dawa, said that the Egyptian pyramids, the sphinx and other monuments should be covered up with wax because they are "religiously forbidden."

Likening these relics to idols covering the walls of Mecca in pre-Islamic times, A-Shahhat said Wednesday that "The pharaonic culture is a rotten culture."

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These comments follow a spate of dismal economic news including forecasts that Egypt's economy will contract by 3.3 percent this year, rather than the 2.5 percent estimated in February following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

According to EFG-Hermes Holding SAE, the biggest publicly traded investment bank in Egypt, the country's economy contracted at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, tourism revenue is projected to decline from $11.6 billion in 2009-10 to $10 billion in the fiscal year that began July 1.

Samy Mahmoud, a senior Egyptian tourism official, said no country seeking to promote tourism would impose restrictions such as a bikini ban. Mahmoud suggested the alcohol consumption curbs sought by the Islamists were anathema to potential Arab visitors. "Ninety-five percent of Arab tourists drink alcohol," he said.

The Brotherhood should create alternative jobs, he said, to support the people who would lose their jobs if the Islamists get their way. There are 1.8 million people working in the country's tourism industry, along with another 2.8 million people whose jobs are indirectly supported by tourism.

Some Egyptians believe the Brotherhood is taking the country down a dark road.

"This is how thinks began in Iran," Hani Henry, a psychology professor at the American University in Cairo, told The Media Line. "The moderate youth wanted to implement changes, but the mullahs hijacked the revolution. The same thing is happening now in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood."

FReepers called it 1st!

1 posted on 09/02/2011 8:57:53 AM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

Cover pyramids and Sphynx with wax. Just wow.


2 posted on 09/02/2011 9:04:42 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: bayouranger

Covered with wax? Huh?


3 posted on 09/02/2011 9:05:18 AM PDT by null and void (Day 952 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: FlyingEagle

That’s a lot of wax...


4 posted on 09/02/2011 9:06:52 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: FlyingEagle

We should not display any tolerance for these subhuman mongrels.


5 posted on 09/02/2011 9:07:24 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: bayouranger

The Middle East hasn’t much to show for after 5,000 years. Don’t worry muslims, I won’t be visiting your toilet hole countries.


6 posted on 09/02/2011 9:07:40 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Larry Lucido

Maybe the Sphinx needs a bikini wax.


7 posted on 09/02/2011 9:08:24 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: bayouranger

8 posted on 09/02/2011 9:08:24 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: bayouranger

Right off the starting line this regime is going to make sure they have utter economic failure. No one will want to vacation in Europe.


9 posted on 09/02/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: montyspython

10 posted on 09/02/2011 9:09:26 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: bayouranger
Mistake corrected: Right off the starting line this regime is going to make sure they have utter economic failure. No one will want to vacation in Egypt
11 posted on 09/02/2011 9:11:04 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: bayouranger
"Beach tourism must take the values and norms of our societies into account," FJP Secretary-General Muhammad Saad al-Katatny told Egyptian tourism officials Monday. "We must place regulations on tourists wishing to visit Egypt, which we will announce in advance." For their part, Egyptian Salafists (who advocate a form of Islamism more extreme than that practiced by the Brotherhood) aren't just troubled by alcohol and bikinis.

Abd al-Munim A-Shahhat, a spokesman for the Salafist group Dawa, said that the Egyptian pyramids, the sphinx and other monuments should be covered up with wax because they are "religiously forbidden."

In other words, we have the intellect and mentality of cavemen, now lets start acting like it.

12 posted on 09/02/2011 9:12:00 AM PDT by One_American
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To: jonrick46

Europe too...


13 posted on 09/02/2011 9:13:20 AM PDT by null and void (Day 952 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Larry Lucido

There goes the tourism to Egypt! So much for freedom. So, so sad!


14 posted on 09/02/2011 9:14:06 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Wouldn’t the wax melt in the heat?


15 posted on 09/02/2011 9:21:58 AM PDT by Bluebeard16
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To: bayouranger

Freakin’ lunatics. Will they decide to blow up the pyramids as they did the beautiful statues in Afhanistan?


16 posted on 09/02/2011 9:23:42 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch; bayouranger
Like I have said, the Jihadi's must be gay,

Because why would you want to cover up Perfection?

http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Egypt-2010-Miss-Universe-1.jpg


17 posted on 09/02/2011 9:25:59 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: One_American
"In other words, we have the intellect and mentality of cavemen goat screwing pedophiles, now lets start acting like it."

I don't think cavemen would have minded seeing half naked females......IMHO

18 posted on 09/02/2011 9:28:50 AM PDT by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: FlyingEagle

how long until they destroy those idols?


19 posted on 09/02/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: KC_Lion

She’s nice..but “perfection?”...come on dude..her legs are terrible...


20 posted on 09/02/2011 9:46:07 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: KC_Lion

She’s nice..but “perfection?”...come on dude..her legs are terrible...


21 posted on 09/02/2011 9:46:25 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: KC_Lion

She’s nice..but “perfection?”...come on dude..her legs are terrible...


22 posted on 09/02/2011 9:46:32 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: MizSterious
If the Egyptian Taliban equivalents decide to blow up the Spinx and pyramids and other archaeological treasures, will the Muslim enablers in the West understand the kind of barbarians these people are? Denial ain't a river in Egypt, folks.
23 posted on 09/02/2011 9:49:00 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: bayouranger

***the sphinx and other monuments should be covered up with wax because they are “religiously forbidden.” ***

If I remember my history, the face of the Sphinx was partially destroyed by islamists.

One of the moslem rulers of Egypt also issued a demand that the pyramids be torn down. After a few dozen blocks were removed, they gave up.

These wackos need to do like the monks in the movie THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING. Walk around with their eyes closed so they will not see “evil”.


24 posted on 09/02/2011 9:54:38 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: bayouranger
Gimmee that old time religion!

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25 posted on 09/02/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ken5050
I was Referring to Egyptian women in general.
26 posted on 09/02/2011 10:44:19 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: KC_Lion

Ah..understand, and agree..middle eastern women possess that exotic look....I’ve been to Israeli 4 time..though not since the late 80’s..and the women..everyday...are gorgeous..


27 posted on 09/02/2011 10:47:05 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: sniper63
"I don't think cavemen would have minded seeing half naked females...IMHO."
28 posted on 09/02/2011 10:49:07 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: ken5050

I seen many pictures of Israeli women especially the young ones in the IDF, they are definitely good looking !


29 posted on 09/02/2011 11:18:27 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

It’s the sabras..they have the look of eagles ...


30 posted on 09/02/2011 11:39:22 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Wyatt's Torch

No fir here!


31 posted on 09/02/2011 12:05:37 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: bayouranger

Take the totalitarians to Bikini Atoll and stop that pyramid scheme sharia.


32 posted on 09/02/2011 5:46:45 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: allmendream

Your screen name and post says it all.


33 posted on 09/02/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT by mitch5501 (My guitar wants to kill your momma!)
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To: MizSterious
Freakin’ lunatics. Will they decide to blow up the pyramids as they did the beautiful statues in Afhanistan?

Just wait. The pyramids lasted 5,000 years, only to be blown up after the DemocRATs nominated an idiot Kenyan Marxist with no qualifications other than the ability to read a teleprompter.

34 posted on 09/02/2011 6:02:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: bayouranger

BTTT!


35 posted on 09/03/2011 10:34:06 AM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Note: this topic is from 9/02/2011.

Blast from the Past.

Thanks bayouranger.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


36 posted on 06/26/2012 4:34:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: COBOL2Java
...with no qualifications other than the ability to read a teleprompter.

Obama is clearly qualified to make a bad economy worse.

As for the MB and Salafists they're Egypt's version of our own big government conservatives. They can't wait to force their views on the rest of us. For example:

"Beach tourism must take the values and norms of our societies into account..."

Clearly they're not including the "values and norms" of all of Egypt, just imposing their own.

37 posted on 07/01/2012 5:11:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: bayouranger

True, we called it first, but I’m hopeful that the generals of Egypt knew it was coming. So far the Islamists seem to be losing power. They gained 75% of parliament only to struggle to win the presidency. If the trend continues perhaps a future election will sweep pro-market, pro-western Muslims into power...


38 posted on 07/01/2012 5:17:20 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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