December 14th, 2011
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Egypt’s sin free tourism

egypt-tourismCairo: The Muslim Brotherhood who is leading the elections in Egypt wants tourists to enjoy the splendor of Egypt while clad in full clothes and with a sober mind. This could be a huge set back for Egypt’s revenue providing tourism industry. Islamists have a vision of turning Egypt into a sin free vacation destination which warmly welcomes tourists but not booze, bikini’s or mixed bathing beaches.

“Tourists don’t need to drink alcohol when they come to Egypt; they have plenty at home,” a veiled Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Azza al-Jarf, told a cheering crowd of supporters. “They came to see the ancient civilization, not to drink alcohol,” she said, her voice booming through a set of loudspeakers at a campaign event dubbed “Let’s encourage tourism.”

The crowd chanted, “Tourism will be at its best under Freedom and Justice,” the Brotherhood’s party and the most influential political group to emerge from the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The Brotherhood and the fundamentalist party of Salafi Muslims called Al-Nour has been under pressure from media and the public to define their stance on a wide range of issues, especially those related to Islamic law, personal freedoms, the rights of women and minorities, the flagging economy and tourism.

Critics say remarks by members of both parties meant to reassure the nation that they don’t seek to damage tourism are having the opposite effect.

 

 



2 Responses to “ Egypt’s sin free tourism ”

  1. Ajay Vijayan

    Every where Religion Religion Religion….. Fed up with these orthodox fundamentalist, Always want 2 Mix Religion with everything. Y can’t they keep religion personal, allow others to practice what they wish.. Y are they so narrow minded in each and everything…? Not getting any answer

  2. fazil

    Its very interesting news. Its the answer of islam to the world. Solidarity to brother hood party.

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