Islamists want to ban alcohol, bikinis and bathing in common
Islamists - moderate and hard - which won the first free elections in Egypt will transform the country into a destination "without sin". "Tourists do not need to drink alcohol when they come to visit Egypt. Have enough alcohol at home. They came to see an ancient civilization, not to drink alcohol," says a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party came in first place in the elections.
Dream vacations that Europeans in Egypt - to drink a cocktail by the pool, to take a bath with your partner in the Red Sea and even to stay in hotel with it might be of the past. Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist hard - Al-Nour - plans to transform Egypt into a place "without sin", even for tourists.
Annually, 15 million tourists come to enjoy the historical relics inetimabile, and the sun on the Egyptian Red Sea coast.
Azza al-Jarf, member of the Brotherhood Musulmame, Islamist party that came first in elections, explained to supporters that "tourists do not need to drink alcohol when they come to visit Egypt. Have enough alcohol at home. They came to see an ancient civilization, not to drink alcohol. " And in August, the Party General Secretary, Saad Katatni, told officials that Egypt's tourism and pious country wearing bikini on the beach should be banned, according to "Los Angeles Times".
For when the majority of seats in legislative elections oţinut, Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist fundamentalist party Al-Nour supporters are pressed to define its stance on many issues - Islamic law, personal freedom of citizens and tourism. Muslim brothers have publicly stated yet that will not apply force their views on Egyptian lifestyle according to Islam. Muslim Brotherhood were far more nuanced positions, including the tourism, for fear that they will affect the economy.
But Al-Nour, ultra-conservative Islamist party ranked second in the elections was much clearer position. Al-Nour said he would try to impose sharia (Islamic law) in Egypt. Salafiştii scrupulously respect the Wahhabi school of thought that prevails in Saudi Arabia and fiercely oppose drinking and wearing clothes "shameless" and bikini. There are discussions within the party if an unmarried couple should be allowed to share the same hotel room and if the old statues and Egyptian fertility deities should remain exposed.
Riots that led to the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak hit the economy hard, have chased most of the tourists and shook investor confidence. Tourism up 10% of Egypt's GDP, with over three million Egyptian workers in this sector. About 15 million people annually visiting Egypt, called Iara western regions depends exclusively on the money come to relax.
The influential cleric called for the establishment of Yasser Bourami "halal tourism" (according to Islamic law). "A five star hotel without alcohol, separate beaches for men and women, because both parties can enjoy a Vacat sinless. Tourists should not swim in bikinis and ruin our youth," said the Salafist cleric TV Dream TV.
Sunday, Acting Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri burst into tears when he said that the economy "is more pathetic than anyone can imagine." The hope was to bring tourists. Tourism Minister Islamists charged statements. "There is international concern after the irresponsible comments about tourism in Egypt for Islamists," said Monday, Minister of Tourism, Mounir Fakhri Abdel Nour, Mehwar television. "Several countries have asked for explanations, and Egyptian tourism has already lost a lot because of these comments," he said. "Egyptian Tourism is currently facing a double challenge: security and fatwas (religious decrees, No)" Abdel Nour concluded.