World’s Tourism Industry Taking A Devastating Hit From Islam

Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy spoke at a post Egypt Air flight MS804 crash press conference, opining that yesterday’s airline disaster is more than likely due to a (Muslim) terrorist attack rather than to some mechanical failure.  Thanks to RT and Vlad Tepes for the video.

Over at the  reporter Nigel Thompson is calling this crash a probable terrorist attack – and the final nail in the coffin for Egypt’s tourism industry.  Thompson writes:

Obviously we do not know the exact cause of the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Med, but sadly the early signs do all point to an act of terror.

Planes are extremely complex machines and of course they do sometimes crash .

But it’s extremely rare that they do, and it’s mostly during take-off and landing and often down to mechanical failure, adverse weather and pilot error.

Only around 10 per cent of aviation accidents are in what is termed the ‘cruise’ stage, when the plane is basically flying itself on autopilot at a cruising altitude of typically 35,000ft to 40,000ft with the flight deck crew monitoring progress and ready to intervene immediately if there’s an issue…

…The [Egyptian] tourist industry clearly took a huge hit after the 2011 revolution.

Then the crash of the Russian holiday jet in North Sinai on October 31, 2015 was a hammer blow, as European airlines stopped flying to Sharm el-Sheikh on the advice of governments over fears that security at the airport had been compromised and a bomb was smuggled on board.

And in January three Western tourists were stabbed by suspected Islamic State militants at a Hurghada hotel; thankfully the holidaymakers were not seriously injured…

…The Egyptian Tourism Authority and the country’s government have been working extremely hard in recent months to rebuild confidence and demonstrate the country is safe to visit for Western holidaymakers.

Unfortunately, it appears this dreadful incident demonstrates it is probably not; or at least flying there carries a real risk…

…Sorry, there’s no way I am flying there any time soon.

Meanwhile I have well-traveled friends here in the United States who have reconsidered vacation plans and they know other friends who have cancelled plans for European vacations.  I can’t blame them.

The religion of peace is exacting a terrible multi-faceted toll on civilization.Koran


About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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