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. 

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