Saturday, March 11, 2006

Egypt is aching

Leftwing Danish paper Politiken thursday reported, how Egypt is aching under the drop in numbers of western tourists following the moslem boycot of Denmark. Apparently, Egypt is seeing a 20 to 25% drop in numbers of tourists from western Europe. Among Scandinavian tourists, the drop is 20 to 30%.

According to Politiken, Egyptian tourist attache in Denmark, Ibrahim Khalil, receives a daily torrent of letters, emails and telephone calls from egyptian hotels and tourist agencies pleading with im to bring back the Scandinavians.

I cant speak for my fellow Danes, but as to me, Im all out of compassion for the Egyptians´ plight.



Blogger Henrik said...

Minor note: Iranians arent arabs.

Well, except a minority living around the Iranian oilfields.


2:00 PM  
Blogger pst314 said...

Let's see now: Religious leaders whipping up frenzy over a few cartoons that satirize the connection between Islam and violence. In the meantime, what else do we see in Egypt? News items repeating the Blood Libel in endlessly varied forms, month-long dramatizations on government TV of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, dissemination of Mein Kampf, churches attacked, nuns stabbed. No, can't see any reason to dislike Egypt! /end sarcasm

To be fair, though, we should remember that there are good decent people in Egypt. But given the state of politics and religion in Egypt, it's fair to wonder just how many they really are.

7:43 AM  

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