Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Bad Choice for Tourism and Preservation
Mohammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, has selected a former terrorist to become governor of Luxor. Asaad al-Khayyat is a founding member of Gamaa Islamiya, a terrorist group that killed 58 tourists outside Luxor in 1997. Luxor is the site of a major Egytian cultural heritage site, Hatshepsut’s Temple. Egypt needs tourism to thrive. Egypt's cultural heritage sites need tourism to survive. President Morsi's decision to appoint a former terrorist to act as governor of Luxor is a bad choice for both.