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    Egypt tourist hotel comes under attack

    At least two foreign tourists have been injured in an attack at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
    Egyptian state TV says local security forces repelled the attack and one assailant has been killed.
    The attack took place at the Bella Vista hotel. Reports vary as to the nationalities of the victims, and whether they were shot or stabbed.
    Egypt is battling Islamist militants based in the nearby Sinai peninsula, including an Islamic State affiliate.
    A spokesman for the UK Foreign Office said they were "urgently investigating" the reports from Hurghada.
    He did not know whether any Britons might be affected.



    An attack on a bus at a hotel near the Giza pyramids on Thursday was claimed by IS, which said it was targeting "a tourist bus carrying Jews".
    Egyptian officials said no-one was hurt in the attack, near Cairo. Arab Israeli tourists were staying at the hotel, reports said.
    Hurghada is on the Red Sea coast, across the water from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, from where the Russian passenger plane which crashed in the Sinai peninsula took off on 31 October.
    After that crash, which killed 224 people and was claimed by so-called Islamic State, the UK and other European countries halted flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, citing security fears.
    Russia also stopped all flights to Egypt.

    Egypt tourist hotel comes under attack - BBC News

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    I would think tourist wise now that whole area is bolloxed .

    A mate of mine had a bloody close escape , he was recently sold up here in the UK already to go off to Sharm to buy and retire ,, he won't ever go near the place now ,, he is off to Spain now instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    I would think tourist wise now that whole area is bolloxed .

    A mate of mine had a bloody close escape , he was recently sold up here in the UK already to go off to Sharm to buy and retire ,, he won't ever go near the place now ,, he is off to Spain now instead

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    Egypt has had terrorist attacks for over 20 years. Tourism always picks up again.








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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    he is off to Spain now instead
    Because Spain is free of all terrorist problems.

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    Tourism in Muslim dominated countries will certainly fall if these problems continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    I would think tourist wise now that whole area is bolloxed .

    A mate of mine had a bloody close escape , he was recently sold up here in the UK already to go off to Sharm to buy and retire ,, he won't ever go near the place now ,, he is off to Spain now instead

    Tell your friend he is a Feamonger Fool
    A lucky fool.

    Who the fuck would want to go and live anywhere in Egypt. Place is an absolute shit pit.

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    For sure mate,

    It's nearly as bad as londonstan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Because Spain is free of all terrorist problems.
    Never said it was ,, but sure is a whole lot better than Egypt ,, Spain is probably as much in line as most places are in the world now , mind you at least Spain aint paying to import the muzzie scum into its land like our dear Clammerclown is right now here in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Egypt has had terrorist attacks for over 20 years. Tourism always picks up again..
    You just forgot to add one small little comment.
    The number of countries that terrorists attack occurr have sky rocketed.

    I think some people here are just too old (too old to travel) and just reminisce about the old days. Remember how carefree travel used to be. Bad enough that we can't visit these places without warning. Just a few places listed here. Hope the U.K. gov. isn't fearmongering anyone. Or have we surrendered to Islam and didn't even notice ?


    Foreign travel advice Tunisia
    There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping.
    Tunisia borders Libya, where there is a continuing conflict and an absence of security, and where Islamist terrorist groups operate. The border is porous. Terrorist attacks have increased in Tunisia since 2013.
    In October 2013, there were failed attacks at a hotel in Sousse and the Bourguiba Museum in Monastir.
    On 18 March 2015, 21 tourists were killed, including a British national, in a terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in the centre of Tunis.
    On 26 June 2015, 38 foreign tourists were killed, including 30 British nationals, in a terrorist attack at Port El Kantaoui near Sousse.
    On 24 November 2015, a number of security personnel were killed in a suicide attack on a police bus on Avenue Mohammed V in central Tunis.
    Further terrorist attacks remain highly likely, including against foreigners and in tourist resorts, and by individuals unknown to the authorities whose actions may be inspired by terrorist groups via social media. On 17 November the Tunisian authorities announced they had foiled a major plot to attack Ďhotels and vital installationsí in Sousse.
    The state of emergency imposed after the 24 November suicide bombing in Tunis has been extended for a further 2 months from 24 December to 21 February 2016.
    Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other locations. You should be vigilant, avoid crowded places and follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities and your travel company, if you have one.
    The Tunisian President and Prime Minister have said publicly that Libya is the source of security threats, and that further attacks are likely. The Tunisian authorities have acknowledged the limitations in their ability to counter the current terrorist threat.
    Members of the Tunisian security forces have repeatedly been targeted in terrorist-related incidents, mainly in border areas including in the Chaambi Mountains.
    There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time. Keep up to date with this travel advice, and follow the advice of the local authorities.

    Foreign travel advice Morocco
    There is a high threat from terrorism in Morocco.
    Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. In April 2011, 17 people were killed and 25 injured in a large explosion in Marrakech at the Argana Restaurant in Djema el-Fna Square.
    Protective security measures are in place at many Moroccan hotels and sites popular with tourists. Security measures, including security personnel, may be visible in certain areas.
    The Moroccan authorities have warned of an increased threat linked to the growing number of Moroccans sympathetic or belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and regularly report the disruption of terrorist cells.
    There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.
    Foreign travel advice Egypt

    There is a high threat from terrorism. We believe that terrorists continue to plan attacks. Attacks could be indiscriminate and occur without prior warning. Attacks targeting foreigners canít be ruled out. There is a threat of kidnapping, particularly in remote desert areas. On 22 July 2015 a foreign national was kidnapped in the western desert. He was murdered in August 2015. A terrorist group has claimed responsibility for his murder
    The long-standing policy of the British government is not to make substantive concessions to hostage-takers. The British government considers that paying ransoms and releasing prisoners increases the risk of further hostage-taking.
    Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) are the most active terrorist group in Egypt. In November 2014 ABM announced they had pledged allegiance to Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL). Most ABM attacks have targeted government and security forces. ABMís main area of operations is northern Sinai, but the group has claimed responsibility for attacks in other areas including Cairo, the western desert and Nile delta cities. In February 2014, ABM killed 3 South Korean tourists and their driver in an attack on a bus in Taba (Sinai). ABM have claimed responsibility for the death in August 2014 of a US oil worker in the western desert. The group has threatened further attacks against Egyptís economic interests.
    On 11 July 2015, there was an explosion at the Italian Consulate in Cairo.
    On 1 July 2015, a series of attacks against military targets around Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai killed a number of Egyptian soldiers.
    On 29 June 2015, Egyptian Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed and a number of others injured in an explosion in Heliopolis, Cairo.
    On 10 June 2015, an attack on a security checkpoint at the Karnak Temple site in Luxor was repelled by Egyptian security personnel, resulting in the death of 2 attackers
    In the early hours of 26 February 2015, there were a number of small explosions in Cairo. The explosions occurred outside mobile telephone shops in the Mohandiseen area, a restaurant in the Imbaba area and a police station in Warraq. There are reports of 1 death and a number of injuries.
    In North Sinai, terrorists seek to prevent the Egyptian authorities from exercising control. There have been frequent, almost daily reports of attacks since the change in government. Most attacks are against the Egyptian government and military installations and personnel. On 27 January, ABM shot down a military helicopter with a surface to air missile, although the group has shown no intent to target civilian aircraft. Gas pipelines and border crossings have also been targets.
    The Sharm el Sheikh resort areas of South Sinai benefit from heightened security protection. The last terrorist attack in South Sinai involving British nationals was in April 2006 when a series of bombs exploded in Dahab, killing 23 people and injuring 80, including 2 British nationals.
    There is also a threat of maritime terrorism. In August 2013, there was an attack against a container ship in the Suez Canal and an attack on Egyptian navy vessels in November 2014 may also be linked to terrorism.
    Be vigilant, monitor media reports and keep up to date with the travel advice covering your location. Take extra care over local holiday weekends, as some past terrorist attacks have occurred during these times. A list of local holidays can be found on the website of the British Embassy in Cairo.
    There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.

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    There are still fools who travel to Thailand, or even consider buying property & retiring there.
    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Egypt has had terrorist attacks for over 20 years. Tourism always picks up again.
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    Just shows how naive you are !
    Take the the burqa off your head...maybe you can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    There are still fools who travel to Thailand, or even consider buying property & retiring there.
    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand
    It requires a brain to understand the travel advisor from the U.K. gov.
    Take your sarcasm to your muslim friends and tell them why Allah has betrayed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post

    It requires a brain to understand the travel advisor from the U.K. gov.
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post

    It requires a brain to understand the travel advisor from the U.K. gov.
    Exactly!

    And thats why Thailand tourism is booming and muslims are bending over praying to Allah and asking again, and again, and again, why me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Egypt has had terrorist attacks for over 20 years. Tourism always picks up again.
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    Just shows how naive you are !
    Prove me wrong, then.






    Or you can just bluster on as usual.

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    Sharm only developed as a tourist destination for the lower end of mass market tourism from the UK when the £ fell against the Euro making more traditional Spanish/Portuguese haunts too expensive for them. Turkey became the default cheap alternative choice but when the Turkish lira re-valued it too became too expensive hence the hordes that chose Egypt for their cheap holidays.

    That someone would actually consider retirement there is truly astounding. I suppose they are the same type of folk who would try to buy property in Bulgaria and Romania, countries where, after shaking hands, one should count one's fingers.

    Brits truly are quite wondrous in their profound ignorance.

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