Nina Burleigh’s essay titled Luxor in Dire Straits Even Without New Terrorist-Tied Governor, which begins
No one who has set foot in post-revolutionary Egypt should be surprised that President Mohamed Morsi installed a hard-core Islamist with ties to tourist-murderers as governor of Luxor this past week.
Asaad al-Khayyat is a founding member of Gamaa Islamiya, a terrorist group that killed 58 tourists outside Luxor in 1997. He was also detained by security officials but not charged after the assassination of President Anwar el-Sadat in 1981. (The Brotherhood has also welcomed Mr. Sadat’s actual assassin—on the lam for decades—back into Egypt. Rumor has it that he might even run for office himself.)
American progressives consistently seek signs of enlightenment in the great Egyptian revolution. But things will get darker before they get light again in Cairo.
Etc. All these revolutions have accomplished rather different aims than democracy and peace, haven’t they.
- Luxor protests against Morsi’s new governor for the city – former Islamist terror … – The Independent (independent.co.uk)
- Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Appoints Terrorist as New Governor Of bloodied Luxor Tourist region (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)