[Foundation-l] Wikimania and the Muhammad pix

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 18:14:45 UTC 2008

The egyptian government isn't going to allow tourists to get killed by  
anyone? I assume then, you're ignoring the several terrorist incidents  
involving murders of tourists, in recent years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Sharm_el-Sheikh_attacks 88 killed,  
200 wounded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Dahab_bombings 23 killed  80 wounded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Sinai_bombings 34 killed,  171 wounded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_1997_Luxor_massacre 63 killed,
(actually 3 seperate incidents.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinai_bus_crash was an intentional  
ramming of an Israeli bus.

We have an entire page on terrorism in Egypt and a category. You  
really think the Egyptian government controls what terrorists do?  
That's why they're criminals: they don't care about the law.


On Feb 23, 2008, at 12:46 PM, geni wrote:

> 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
> it's growth.
>> Torino doesn't look so bad anymore, huh?
> Because of course wikipedia has never done anything to upset the mafia
> or the red brigade.
> -- 
> geni
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