That Morsi would appoint this man who was involved in a jihad terror attack on a tourist site is a decisive step toward Sharia. Tourism is Western, un-Islamic, and often involves drinking. Also, tourists to Egypt are visiting the artifacts of Egyptian jahiliyya, the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.
“Morsi appoints governor linked to terror in Egypt,” from DW, June 17 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Egyptians have voiced anger after Mohammed Morsi appointed an Islamist as provincial governor, who is linked to a deadly terrorist attack. Adel el-Khayat said he would not allow politics to influence his decisions.
Politicians, residents and activists in the Luxor province said they plan to seal off the office of the governor to prevent Adel el-Khayat from entering. Members of the tourism industry worry about the new governor’s potential impact on tourism: The Islamist hard-liner comes from Gamaa Islamiya, a group that claimed responsibility for one of Egypt’s bloodiest massacres.
“Is it unimaginable that those who plotted, participated or played any role in the massacre of Luxor, become the rulers even if they renounced and repented it,” said Tharwat Agamy, the head of Luxor’s Tourism Chamber.
Gamaa Islamiya waged a bloody insurgency against the Egyptian government in the 1990s, attacking police, Copts and tourists. In 1997, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on visitors to Luxor’s 3,400-year-old Hatshepsut Temple (pictured), killing 58 in a stabbing spree and spray of gunfire. More than 1,200 people total died in the campaign of violence led by Gamaa and another militant group, Islamic Jihad….