Egypt's tourism industry has been in the toilet since before the overthrow of Mubarak was accomplished. It's actually a miracle of Egyptian public relations that previous Islamist terror attacks on tourists didn't keep visitors away long before that.
Now that Islamists are again openly discussing the benefits of kidnapping Western tourists, and after so many well-publicized attacks involving hundreds of Egyptian men against female foreigners... who the hell were these British tourists that Al Qaeda fanatics were planning to kill? People are still vacationing in Egypt?
How does that even happen?
EMMA. "You know where I'd like to go for vacation?
BASIL. "Where, my dear?"
BASIL. "Hmmm. I don't know about that. I think I heard something from someone, sometime recently about something being a bit off in that part of the world. Didn't they just have a revolution or something?"
EMMA. "Yes, and the people in charge of the country now are even worse scoundrels than that old Mubarak chap. But forget about that: look at these air ticket deals, my dear. And this itinerary!"
BASIL. "Oh my. For just $300 per person, you could be gang-raped and possibly murdered in Tahrir Square and I could...More >>