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Ban Bikinis, Wax the Sphinx

The rise of Egypt’s Islamists spells trouble for a tourist industry already devastated by the revolution’s upheavals. Not only may bikinis be forbidden, but the Sphinx could soon be covered in wax. This strikes me as dangerous territory for the Islamists, given the huge number of Egyptians dependent on the tourist industry. Watch for a backfire. Still, the fact that the controversy has even come up is of interest. Martin Kramer has links and comments worth following.

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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