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Egypt tourism slump blamed on Islamist rule
AFP ^ | December 23, 2012

Posted on 12/23/2012 4:45:22 PM PST by george76

Currently there is no tourism in Egypt," grumbled Adel Anwar, the 32-year-old owner of a trinket stall.

"The new Islamist government has no experience in managing the state," he said. "The Islamists care only about their interests, not us. They forget about everyone else."

The complaint is a common one among workers dependent on Egypt's tourist industry, a key earner for the economy.

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Extremist Islamists are keeping tourists away from Egypt

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; islamist; tourism

1 posted on 12/23/2012 4:45:32 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Get used to it.

I knew people (even jews for that manner) who traveled to Egypt on a regular basis for vacationing.

No friggin way is the word of the day.

How many mmmmmmillions have just been waved buh bye to ?


2 posted on 12/23/2012 4:49:18 PM PST by onona (Poke salad ain't all that bad.)
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To: george76
Extremist Islamists are keeping tourists away from Egypt

Well....yeah. People like wearing heads. That's how other people know who they are.

3 posted on 12/23/2012 4:49:45 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: george76

It took Capt. Obvious to figure that out.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 4:52:48 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: george76

Adel Anwar will be learning to keep his mouth shut before long.


5 posted on 12/23/2012 4:53:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76

I won’t go to Mexico either.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 4:55:15 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: george76

Funny, you’d think they’d want to see the Sphinx and Pyramids before the islamists dynamite them.


7 posted on 12/23/2012 4:55:20 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: onona

Probably won’t be too long before these morons demolish the Pyramids because they’re ‘un-Islamic’. Let them eat Korans, I say.

Except that Uncle Obama will probably be very generous with the aid.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 4:56:25 PM PST by rbg81
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To: george76

No kidding, who wants to vacation in a place that would chop off your head or stone you?


9 posted on 12/23/2012 4:58:51 PM PST by dforest
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To: george76

There was some discussion of the economics during that Arab Spring nonsense.

Egypt has a very large population, and is unable to produce enough food to support itself. They lack much in the way of manufacturing and natural resources, as well. So basically they rely on tourism and foreign aid to support themselves. Without tourism, people will starve.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 5:00:20 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76
Ironic that a family of Obama supporters make a part of their yearly salaries by taking tour groups to Egypt and experiencing the pyramids and Red Sea by riding camels handled and led by Bedouins. This year there were no takers for the tours for the very first time. How's the Obama supporting working out for the camel tour business in Egypt, eh?
11 posted on 12/23/2012 5:00:30 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: george76

Scratched off my list along with Mexico and Indonesia long ago. Hellholes all of em.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 5:01:24 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: onona

Q.”How many mmmmmmillions have just been waved buh bye to ?”
A. None. Coz Obummer`s gonna send them mmmmmmillions of your hard-earned doillars for free. Yukyukyuk


13 posted on 12/23/2012 5:01:47 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"Funny, you’d think they’d want to see the Sphinx and Pyramids before the islamists dynamite them."

Why bother when souvenir pieces will be blown to a location near you? ;-)

14 posted on 12/23/2012 5:04:02 PM PST by Average Al
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To: george76

Don’t worry Egypt, as soon as I get a response from the State Dept telling me it is legal to bring back to the US, a Slave lawfully purchased in a Foreign Country, My Wife and I are on our way. And since Egypt just formally legalized SLAVERY, We will probably need 2. /S


15 posted on 12/23/2012 5:05:49 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: george76

In six months, they’ll be blaming the Jooooooooos...


16 posted on 12/23/2012 5:06:28 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: george76

No problem, under the ruling by Chief Justice Roberts, Americans will be ordered to travel to Egypt and buy trinkets.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 5:17:42 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: wesagain

I’m just glad I have a friendly country just across the border from me.

In Canada, a paying customer is a paying customer first and foremost.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 5:21:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76

Well Adel, you gets what you pay for. You buy in to a bunch of zealot pagans and you get pretty much what goes for the new Egypt. Adel, adjust your thinking to the 8th century and you should get along just fine.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 5:48:01 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: umgud
I won’t go to Mexico either.

A friend and his wife used to go to Mexico for the months of January and February. They loved it there. I would baby sit their house for them while they were away.

They haven't gone to Mexico for the last few years because they fear being kidnapped getting too, or coming from the place in Mexico they really like. - Tom

20 posted on 12/23/2012 5:55:45 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: onona
I was in Egypt in October. Cairo, Giza, Luxor and my son went to the Red Sea.

The tour guides, drivers, restaurant staff, and the hotel staff are all hurting.

One of our tour guides had not had a tour group from February. We talked of kids and the cost of sending them to western schools. Kids spending all their time on Face book. Desperate people trying to survive.

When the revolution occurred and the riots in Tahir square the National museum's was untouched. Some people threatened to sack the building but citizens came and surrounded the museum to protect it. The museum is a sad place. It was built around 1907. It is outdated not arconditioned. It is full of more artifacts than can be imagined. They are building a new facility near the pyramids but it is years from completion.

The people identified us as either English, Canadian or Australian. We only saw one other American couple during our stay.

The only other American I traveled with was an American soldier from Texas heading to a base in the Sinai.

The average Egyptian does not seem to mind Americans but they do have a problem with the Chinese. They under cut the price of the tourist trinckets.

I really fear for the people of Egypt.

They are in my prayers

Luxor was pretty dead when we were there. The hotel was pretty empty and the breakfast buffet was pretty empty. the boats would come in and the buses from the Red Sea resorts but those groups did not spend much in the area. Mainly tours, balloon rides and carriage rides.

21 posted on 12/23/2012 6:23:33 PM PST by sharpee
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To: Cicero

### Egypt has a very large population, and is unable to produce enough food to support itself. They lack much in the way of manufacturing and natural resources, as well. So basically they rely on tourism and foreign aid to support themselves. Without tourism, people will starve.###

That economy sounds like Haiti without tourism.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 6:25:59 PM PST by wrench
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To: george76
Egypt tourism slump blamed on due to Islamist rule

There, fixed it.

Beyond that see tag line.

23 posted on 12/23/2012 6:38:53 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

We went to and enjoyed a couple weeks in Egypt a few years ago. Only people who want their throat slither would go there now. So sad.


24 posted on 12/23/2012 7:29:47 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: george76

Duh


25 posted on 12/23/2012 10:31:30 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: george76

DUH!!!!! And NO ONE will go to Egypt until a moderate is in power. STARVE or CHANGE, Muslims.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 2:41:56 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Funny, you’d think they’d want to see the Sphinx and Pyramids before the islamists dynamite them.

The lefties will applaud the destruction as another example of freedom of religion in the new Islamic State of Egypt.

27 posted on 12/24/2012 4:48:50 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: george76

They own it.
Slump is not the word, disaster is the more accurate description.

They should have been secularized, but it’s too late now.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 6:08:10 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: george76

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nkPFS4kpOk4

HA HA


29 posted on 12/24/2012 6:12:16 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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