[Foundation-l] Wikimania and the Muhammad pix
geniice at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 17:46:20 UTC 2008
On 23/02/2008, Ben McIlwain <cydeweys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sweet Christ, can anyone remind me how in the hell we ever decided on
> Egypt in the first place? Was that when the probability of being killed
> by terrorists was equally rated with the desire to not host Wikimania on
> the same continent two years in a row?
The Egyptian government is not going to allow tourists to get killed
by anyone. Have you any idea what it would do to their economy?
> Face it, Egypt shares very little of the same values that we do
> (especially the whole "not censored" part). There is a significant
> chance of violent protests breaking out, potentially bringing harm to
> our conference and our participants.
In Egypt? Peaceful protests maybe. Wahhabism hasn't really caught on
in the Egyptian population and the government doesn't exactly support
> Torino doesn't look so bad anymore, huh?
Because of course wikipedia has never done anything to upset the mafia
or the red brigade.
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