Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Egyptian stabs tourists who kissed outside mosque

An Egyptian stabbed a Hungarian man and woman, slightly wounding them, after the couple kissed while pausing for a photograph near a mosque at Cairo's popular tourist bazaar, police said Tuesday. Hesham Mohammed, 36, apparently was upset by the kiss Monday in front of Al-Hussein Mosque, a security official said on customary condition of anonymity. The mosque is adjacent to the Khan el-Khalili market where foreign tourists flock to buy souvenirs and locally made crafts. The Hungarians, who were not identified, were treated at a nearby hospital for minor wounds, the official said, and Mohammed was being questioned. He was described as unemployed and suffering from severe depression. Tourism is Egypt's top foreign-currency earner, bringing in more than $7 billion Cdn last year and providing an estimated 2.2 million jobs.


At March 30, 2005 3:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

er, not only is that comment ugly and stupid, but it will serve to discredit what is otherwise perfectly legitimate outrage at Muslim extremism. One excess does not legitimate another. Quite the contrary.

At March 30, 2005 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From DP111

Read all about it. Read all about it. Giant tsunami to hit the US.

Koran scholar: US will cease to exist in 2007



Repent. Repent.



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