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February 03, 2012

Two American Tourists Kidnapped In Egypt
Update: Released After Several Hours, After Negotiations With Government Officials

And this can all be attributed to Obama's big Cairo Speech.

He did, after all, claim the Arab Spring began due to his powerful words.

Two American tourists were kidnapped Friday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula by Bedouin tribesmen, security sources said.

A group of masked gunmen held up a tourist bus in south Sinai, snatching the two Americans, both women, and their guide before taking off, AFP reported.

The tourists were among a group traveling from St. Catherine’s Monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai, to the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh, NBC News reported.

Bedouin sources said the kidnappers were demanding the release of relatives held in Egyptian jails, AFP reported.

I hate to cast any aspersions on any victims of barbarity, but please, Americans, do not travel to politically unstable parts of the world.

Released. FoxNews just noted that 2010 was a record year for tourism in Egypt. This year it's down half. And this incident won't help.



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