Egypt TV: Beware of Strangers
By Micah Halpern
Sunday June 10, 2012
I've Been Thinking:
We all know that Egypt is in the midst of significant transition.
But, despite it all, they still need tourists to survive.
So imagine my shock when I saw that Egyptian national TV was running ads sponsored by the government to "Beware of foreigners, they may be spies."
Xenophobia in Egypt is off the charts. This is worse than Egyptian hatred of Israel.
After an outcry from people who understood the danger these ads can do, the Egyptian National Television Authority finally pulled the ads. They said they pulled them for fear that they may be misunderstood.
There is very little to misunderstand.
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