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(NPR)   What will the revolution in Egyptian government mean for tourism? Well, bans on alcohol, restrictions on revealing swimwear, and beaches segregated by gender, for starters. Enjoy your vacation   (npr.org) divider line 102
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2011-12-29 10:27:52 AM
Wasn't planning on going anytime soon, kthx. Don't believe I'm missing anything...I can look at pyramids just as well online, and frankly, what else is there that appeals to tourists?
 
2011-12-29 10:38:20 AM
Let them f*ck up their country. It's their country to f*ck up.
 
2011-12-29 10:40:43 AM
Democracy is not a clear and well-paved road.

The average Egyptian is still better off, and the youth is motivated.
 
2011-12-29 10:41:32 AM
Also, only men are permitted to use the Stargates.
 
2011-12-29 10:44:31 AM
I was always under the impression that in Arab countries if there were segregated beaches, the men could wear whatever, they wanted or didn't want to on the men's beach. Or is this just for Muslims in Eastern Europe?
 
2011-12-29 10:44:49 AM
I want to know who did NOT see this coming when the revolution began? Of course they are going to change things and it won't be for the best for most of the people living there or for the U.S. and Israel.
Welcome to the new world order.
 
2011-12-29 10:44:57 AM
Fewer nappies swirling around?
 
2011-12-29 10:44:58 AM
What will the revolution in Egyptian government mean for tourism? Well, bans on alcohol, restrictions on revealing swimwear, and beaches segregated by gender, for starters. Enjoy your vacation

www.nation.com.pk

Nods approvingly.
 
2011-12-29 10:45:07 AM
Religious fundamentalism is a mental disease.
 
2011-12-29 10:45:58 AM
it'll be awhile before i'm over there again, smokin in a bar in cairo. what happened to the arab summer? we went from arab spring to arab winter.
 
2011-12-29 10:47:09 AM
But al-Jarf, the Islamist lawmaker, says Egyptian officials need to rethink their approach to tourism. She argues that appealing to Muslim visitors abroad and domestically will boost tourism, as would hosting more international conferences.

I'm pretty sure taking fundamental lines and appealing to Muslims(who have nothing to do with Egypt's antiquities and may favor the Taliban route of destruction of antiquities) would mean she wouldn't be an Islamist lawmaker anymore. She'd be an Islamist homemaker.
 
2011-12-29 10:47:24 AM
Mohammed Reda has stickers of the party plastered next to the pyramid paperweights and statuettes he sells. He says the market's merchants are counting on the Islamists to bring back business to their neighborhood.

OH haha hahaha ha... Haaaaaaa... heh.
 
2011-12-29 10:48:33 AM
Can the police still publicly rape and dehumanize women, that might be better than a donkey show.
 
2011-12-29 10:50:25 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Can the police still publicly rape and dehumanize women, that might be better than a donkey show.


Donkeys are more important than women...
 
2011-12-29 10:51:36 AM
You mean when people have control of government that make laws that fit their concept of what the country should be? I am shocked. Maybe one day this trend will spread to the United States.
 
2011-12-29 10:52:05 AM
Ultra-conservative Salafist candidates have taken it a step further by demanding a ban on all alcohol sales. They've also called for segregating Egypt's beaches by sex and banning revealing swimwear.

Funny how everyone is worried about the Muslim Brotherhood when the issue lies in the party more to the right
 
2011-12-29 10:52:19 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Can the police still publicly rape and dehumanize women, that might be better than a donkey show.


Actually, now anyone can, not just the police.
 
2011-12-29 10:52:32 AM

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Also, only men are permitted to use the Stargates.


Oh sure, NOW you tell me...

/angrily unpacks suitcase
//was looking forward to seeing planet P4X-639
 
2011-12-29 10:53:02 AM

bhcompy: I'm pretty sure taking fundamental lines and appealing to Muslims(who have nothing to do with Egypt's antiquities and may favor the Taliban route of destruction of antiquities) would mean she wouldn't be an Islamist lawmaker anymore. She'd be an Islamist homemaker.


To be clear, they don't hate antiquities per se, just those that sport graven images such as the Bamiyan Bhuddas. There are plenty of ancient silk road forts and things like that in Afghanistan that they actually like.

/Not defending them. Agree with the rest.
 
2011-12-29 10:54:56 AM
www.lingerietalk.com

Huzzah!
 
2011-12-29 10:56:09 AM
Well, it looks like Egypt is gonna be the next country to go bankrupt. Isn't most of their income from tourism?

FTFA: He believes that once the Islamists are in power and faced with the financial reality, they'll stop trying to make Egyptian tourists conform to a more conservative Islamic lifestyle.

*Pffffffffffffffffffffffffftch.* :3
 
2011-12-29 10:56:53 AM
The wife was just mentoining Egypt as a potential tourist destination someday. I simply relied, "Nope".

/Anywhere that bans alcohol sales is dead to me.
 
2011-12-29 10:57:26 AM

gopher321: Wasn't planning on going anytime soon, kthx. Don't believe I'm missing anything...I can look at pyramids just as well online, and frankly, what else is there that appeals to tourists?


A crazy, beautiful city, 5000 years of culture, and a fantastic river, plus great SCUBA diving?
 
2011-12-29 10:59:23 AM

whatshisname: gopher321: Wasn't planning on going anytime soon, kthx. Don't believe I'm missing anything...I can look at pyramids just as well online, and frankly, what else is there that appeals to tourists?

A crazy, beautiful city, 5000 years of culture, and a fantastic river, plus great SCUBA diving?


Don't forget "getting raped in the street by a roaming mob." For some reason that's left off the brochures.
 
2011-12-29 10:59:26 AM
And assuming their whole elected government thing works out for them, if these policies get enacted and suck then they will vote the politicians out that made them happen and reform the system. Or have another revolution, six of one half dozen the other.
 
2011-12-29 10:59:46 AM
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/do not want
/image hotter than the hairy women
 
2011-12-29 11:00:32 AM

StandsWithAFist: Teen Wolf Blitzer: Also, only men are permitted to use the Stargates.

Oh sure, NOW you tell me...

/angrily unpacks suitcase
//was looking forward to seeing planet P4X-639


Well, sh*t, guess we'll hafta go use the one they found in Antarctica. :(

*Looks up flights to Admunsen Airbase while packing warm clothes.*
 
2011-12-29 11:02:27 AM
Who cares? That turd is already swirling clockwise down the crapper. Egyptians have spoken and chosen the path for their country. Damn shame it's headed back to the 12th century.
enemiesofreason.co.uk
I say let em crash Shanna.
 
2011-12-29 11:04:20 AM
Speaking as the owner of a rental property in the Canaries, I support these policies.
 
2011-12-29 11:05:14 AM

FuturePastNow: Let them f*ck up their country. It's their country to f*ck up.


Thank you.

Don't like the policy, don't go there.
 
2011-12-29 11:06:27 AM

Teen Wolf Blitzer: whatshisname: gopher321: Wasn't planning on going anytime soon, kthx. Don't believe I'm missing anything...I can look at pyramids just as well online, and frankly, what else is there that appeals to tourists?

A crazy, beautiful city, 5000 years of culture, and a fantastic river, plus great SCUBA diving?

Don't forget "getting raped in the street by a roaming mob." For some reason that's left off the brochures.


Or "having your tour bus Uzi'ed by batshiat fundamentalists." That's a deal-sealer right there.
 
2011-12-29 11:08:44 AM

gopher321: Wasn't planning on going anytime soon, kthx. Don't believe I'm missing anything...I can look at pyramids just as well online, and frankly, what else is there that appeals to tourists?


Every year I look into doing archaeological excavation work there, and every year I get bummed out by how expensive it is. Maybe now it'll be priced within my reach? Get your shiat together, Egypt!
 
2011-12-29 11:10:05 AM

Trance750: FuturePastNow: Let them f*ck up their country. It's their country to f*ck up.

Thank you.

Don't like the policy, don't go there.


I have 163 days left here. I promise I won't come back.
 
2011-12-29 11:13:57 AM
Wait, this is 2011 right? Not 1011?
 
2011-12-29 11:14:57 AM
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2011-12-29 11:15:56 AM
The Salafists who want these restrictions are still in the minority. The Muslim Brotherhood, while also an islamicist party, is somewhat less suicidal on the tourist front and has been talking about forming a coalition with the liberal islamicists and secularists and not the Salafists.

So while things are not as good as they could be, they are perhaps not as bad as they seem.
 
2011-12-29 11:17:03 AM

FuturePastNow: Let them f*ck up their country. It's their country to f*ck up.


THIS. I don't have to go there. Belgium sounds more up my alley, frankly. And as long as they don't export their crazy over here - we've got enough, thanks.
 
2011-12-29 11:18:36 AM
It's called the Arab spring. Not the fat, rich American tourist spring.
 
2011-12-29 11:18:55 AM
So the Muslim Freedom and Justice party wants to take away peoples' freedoms? I can't believe it!
 
2011-12-29 11:21:19 AM
"Hisham Zaazou, the senior assistant tourism minister"

Poor guy, it's like the Scar Dynasty all over again!
 
2011-12-29 11:22:07 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: It's called the Arab spring. Not the fat, rich American tourist spring.


Of course not, it'll be the, "Fat Rich American Tourist Summer And OH MY GOD MY EYES KILL IT WITH FIRE."
 
2011-12-29 11:22:54 AM

karl2025: The Salafists who want these restrictions are still in the minority. The Muslim Brotherhood, while also an islamicist party, is somewhat less suicidal on the tourist front and has been talking about forming a coalition with the liberal islamicists and secularists and not the Salafists.

So while things are not as good as they could be, they are perhaps not as bad as they seem.


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/but I agree with what you said
 
2011-12-29 11:24:50 AM

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Don't forget "getting raped in the street by a roaming mob." For some reason that's left off the brochures.


If they do put it on the brochures, I hope it's a scratch and sniff.
 
2011-12-29 11:25:32 AM
Ought to be a hotspot for teh gheys.
 
2011-12-29 11:26:42 AM

FuturePastNow: Let them f*ck up their country. It's their country to f*ck up.

 
2011-12-29 11:27:59 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: It's called the Arab Fundamentalist Muslim spring. Not the fat, rich American tourist spring.


FTFY

BTW, you sound like an American.
 
2011-12-29 11:31:13 AM
Because when I think vacation, I think about the stable, safe Middle East.
 
2011-12-29 11:31:21 AM

Trance750: FuturePastNow: Let them f*ck up their country. It's their country to f*ck up.

Thank you.

Don't like the policy, don't go there.


"You can't do this to me, I'm an American!!!"
 
2011-12-29 11:31:39 AM
Yea, that sounds like a fun town to me. Why would any American want to go to that part of the world now anyway?
 
2011-12-29 11:34:12 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: It's called the Arab spring. Not the fat, rich American tourist spring.


Maybe that's why they're restricting revealing swimwear...
 
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