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Bedouin Abducts Two U.S. Tourists in Sinai
Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 07/14/2012 1:24:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Military and police officials in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula said on Friday that two U.S. tourists have been abducted by a Bedouin seeking to pressure officials to release his detained relative.

Officials told The Associated Press the two Americans, a man and a woman, were taken along with their Egyptian tour guide, in a mountainous region in the center of the peninsula called Sabr el-Hitan.

U.S. Embassy spokesman David Lynnfield told AP the embassy was looking into the kidnapping.

Security officials say the Bedouin man abducted the tourists to pressure authorities to release his uncle detained in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.

Sinai has seen a series of kidnappings over the past year. Abducted tourists are rarely harmed and usually released within 24 hours. .....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abduct; bedouins; sinai; tourists
How nice. Are abducting Bedouins ever harmed? Perhaps that should change.
1 posted on 07/14/2012 1:24:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
Are abducting Bedouins ever harmed?

Are abducted tourists ever armed?

(Your line next ... possible rhymes include "farmed" and "charmed.")

2 posted on 07/14/2012 1:26:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: Eleutheria5
Any Westerner who goes anywhere near Egypt from now on is asking to be kidnapped,or worse.Any such individual who suffers such a fate won't get any sympathy from me...any more than does someone who's killed doing 120mph on I-95.
3 posted on 07/14/2012 1:30:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Eleutheria5

Bedouin will be their ruin!


4 posted on 07/14/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Tax-chick

Nothing 2c. Don’t be alarmed.
Getting abducted could be fun.
Think what a great movie was
The Wind and the Lion.
If you haven’t been abducted,
You simply aren’t tryin’.


5 posted on 07/14/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Amen.

Egypt is being run by the insane with absolutely no lawful boundaries. Stay as far away as possible.


6 posted on 07/14/2012 1:35:15 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Eleutheria5

LOL! Good job!

My mother and her friends went to Egypt (and Israel) in 1999, iirc. They liked the Nile cruise. And I think one of the Undead Thread regulars went this year with her mother.

When I was belly-dancing in Tulsa, I knew a lot of people who had been to Egypt. One lady said she went right after the shooting incident at the Pyramids, and the US Consulate gave her a private armed detachment the whole time. Maybe she was the only American tourist!

Much as I’d like to see the Cairo Museum, I can just look at the book or see it on DVD - inexpensive and safe!


7 posted on 07/14/2012 1:39:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: Tax-chick

You’d have to abduct me to get me to visit Egypt. Took ten plagues and a split sea to get my ancestors out.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 1:43:40 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I understand. My brother and I feel that way about our ancestral homeland, Philadelphia.


9 posted on 07/14/2012 1:46:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: Tax-chick

Traveled to Egypt when I was on active duty back in the 1970’s, didn’t care for it so much. Actually, had more fun for the short time I was in Philly!


10 posted on 07/14/2012 1:52:29 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: exnavy

The bad parts of Philly, from which my parents escaped, are like Detroit. The good parts are Rainbow Territory.

As in Egypt, one can enjoy a view of the historic sites, if one carefully ignores everything else!


11 posted on 07/14/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: Eleutheria5
Who, but a couple of Idiots would be a tourist in any of the Mid-East in these days of kidnap and murder??? It is really hard for me to whip up any sympathy for them. You go to Vegas knowing the odds are against you, put all your stash on the table and throw the dice. Duh, you lost, don't ask me to care.
12 posted on 07/14/2012 2:12:41 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Tax-chick
When I was belly-dancing in Tulsa...

Whut?

13 posted on 07/14/2012 2:24:40 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Tax-chick

And that is exactly what I managed to do!


14 posted on 07/14/2012 2:40:01 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Tax-chick
I understand. My brother and I feel that way about our ancestral homeland, Philadelphia.

Mega LOLs! All it took for me to leave the City of Brotherly Love after being in business there for 30 years was Fast Eddie's 7% sales tax hike -- on top of the school tax, the sales & use tax, the licensing & inspection tax, the wage tax, the high gasoline tax, and the state income tax. (On top of the various Federal taxes.)

15 posted on 07/14/2012 2:45:48 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Tax-chick
When I was belly-dancing in Tulsa....

16 posted on 07/14/2012 2:46:35 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Gay State Conservative; fish hawk

Tourists, really? C’mon, what person in his right mind would go to Eqypt now. I imagine they are spies of some kind. It isn’t as if we don’t send spies places.


17 posted on 07/14/2012 2:57:00 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Eleutheria5

Didn’t 0bama compare himself to Teddy Roosevelt many times?

Should I hold my breath waiting for a statement like:

“This government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.”

From the punk?


18 posted on 07/14/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Pining_4_TX
Tourists, really? C’mon, what person in his right mind would go to Eqypt now.

Some folks might not understand the danger.I,for example,am still kicking myself for not having stayed there longer,thus allowing me to see the pyramids.I certainly wouldn't go *now*,however.

19 posted on 07/14/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Eleutheria5
U.S. Embassy spokesman David Lynnfield told AP the embassy was looking into the kidnapping.

Uh, oh! Look out, kidnappers! They're looking into it!

But Obama is busy golfing and fundraising, so he probably doesn't have time to congratulate his Muslim Brotherhood pals on this clever initiative!

20 posted on 07/14/2012 3:05:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hey,
If you are an American and are stupid enough to be touring Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula about now then you need to get grabbed.


21 posted on 07/14/2012 3:09:31 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Pining_4_TX
you deny idiots exist in America after watching Obama win the election. come on now. We are surrounded by them. I have them in my own family and so do you.
22 posted on 07/14/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: fish hawk

Hey, leave my family’s idiots out of this! ;-)


23 posted on 07/14/2012 3:41:32 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: fish hawk

I sez "Satchmo, jus' blow it all awey!"

24 posted on 07/14/2012 3:47:24 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Tax-chick
You're in Tulsa (Oklahoma stock), you belly dance, and you do taxes? Damn, girl, where were you when I was single?

I have not been to Egypt in years and would be more than hesitant to go there now. And certainly not as part of a tourist group. Only on my own or with a couple others max and spending any time out with Egyptians I know. But that is the viewpoint of a businessman and not a tourist. I always feel safer not surrounded by a large and loud group of my compatriots.

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is amazing (but then again, so was Easter service at a 1,600 year old Coptic church). Being able (the time I visited it was on a glass enclosed pedestal) to stand nose to nose a few inches away from the golden funeral mask of Tutankhamen and realize that it is the perfect representation of a living face with eyes that seemed alive was mind blowing.

What some do not realize is that Egyptians stand apart from other "Arabs". You can walk down a street in Cairo and see faces that could have come alive off of a tomb wall painting. This whole "destroy the pyramids" idea will, in my opinion, strike a very negative chord with most Egyptians who only wanted a change from almost sixty years of ham handed and corrupt military clique rule. Now they have that AND the Muslim Brotherhood fighting it out at the top level. Nope, not the time to play tourist on the Nile.

25 posted on 07/14/2012 3:55:52 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Eleutheria5
Back when Teddy Roosevelt was president, an American named Ion Perdicaris was kidnapped by a Moroccan bandit named Raisuni, aka Raisuli. President Roosevelt issued an ultimatum:"Perdicaris alive, or Raisuli dead."

Perdicaris came back alive.

26 posted on 07/14/2012 4:18:27 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Bratch; katana

http://www.shadia.com/

I took lessons from Shadia Dahlal in Tulsa. Back then, her “studio” was her converted garage. I studied with Habiba at “Billie McKye Dance” in Oklahoma City, too. But I kept having babies, which makes a dancer a little off-balance.


27 posted on 07/14/2012 4:21:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: katana

Copts are leaving Egypt, if they can. I was lost in Charlotte a few weeks ago and passed a big Coptic church, with several teams of Egyptian boys playing soccer on the lawn.

I don’t think the idea of pulling down the pyramids - or covering them with wax, was that the other suggestion? - is going to go very far. Even if the Muslim Brotherhood wanted to give it a try, they probably couldn’t get well organized enough even to start.


28 posted on 07/14/2012 4:28:02 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: Tax-chick
But I kept having babies, which makes a dancer a little off-balance.

But it would maybe be the perfect post-natal get-your-figure-back exercise. In any case, we've had three so I know whereof you speak.

On a serious note, the "Arab World" is anything but monolithic. But at this moment the "drunk-on-Allah" crazies are increasingly (and I believe, or perhaps hope, temporarily) taking over and caution is warranted. Pity, because the Egyptian civilization is a heritage of humanity to be shared and Islam is an ill fit covering. Cairo itself is something to see. A 24 hour beehive of humanity unlike any place else in the world.

29 posted on 07/14/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Tax-chick
The Copts (like the Chaldean and Assyrian Christians in other parts of the region) have very good reason to fear. But this is not the first time they have been threatened with extermination by Islam and these things have tended to come in waves.

As regards the pyramids, if you've ever seen one of the Great Pyramids the idea of "tearing it down" is laughable. Each one is a mountain made up of thousands of 2.5 to 70 ton individual stones. The good part is saying they're going to try will infuriate a vast part of the Egyptian population and definitely the elites. The ones with money and in control of the guns, that is.

Have you noticed that everything Obama has touched and associated himself with, and everywhere he has set foot to speak, has to some degree turned into a disaster? From Chicago to Cairo to Washington. It is a pattern that needs to be illustrated and reinforced in the American public's mind.

30 posted on 07/14/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana
everything Obama has touched and associated himself with, and everywhere he has set foot to speak, has to some degree turned into a disaster

Yes, I have noticed. I thought my friend from Spain was going to up and die of rage when he was elected, but I talked her out of it with the offer of a trip to Durham to see a Spanish art exhibit. "I can't get a refund on the tickets, Dona Edra!"

Before I started Middle Eastern dance, I was a student of the oil industry, being in business school in Texas. The Middle East fascinates me. Dr. John McWhorter, the linguist, says that versions of Arabic across its range are mutually unintelligible, as different as English and Dutch, for example.

And their cultures, including dance, are also very different. Habiba was very into "folkloric" styles. Turkish vs. Arabian peninsula, no relationship at all. And the "Tunisian twist," up on your toes, very fast, large hip switches, put me on my back for a week in my 6th pregnancy. Then my husband lost his job, and his guitar lessons and my dancing were sacrificed for groceries and Scouting for the kids.

31 posted on 07/14/2012 7:26:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: Eleutheria5

While I am sorry for them, and pray that they will be alright, I have to ask...Just how DUMB are these people?

Egypt? Really? What were they thinking....never mind, I know the answer...they weren’t!


32 posted on 07/14/2012 7:31:15 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Tax-chick

I have taken belly dancing lessons for the past 7 years. I do Egyptian/American Cabaret but thinking of trying Tribal.

I too would like to go see Egypt but not right now with the political situation being as it is.


33 posted on 07/14/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: LauraJean

Egyptian/raks sharqi is a good style with a lot of general appeal. For my taste, American Tribal is just too *American*. As with Japanese Flamenco, at some point, you’ve left the original genre and gone someplace totally different!


34 posted on 07/14/2012 7:39:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: Tax-chick

Have to agree with you and I wouldn’t think of Tribal style except my teacher is laid up with injuries and the nearest classes are with someone who specializes in tribal.
I’ve gotten pretty good at making costumes for myself.

I had my son years before I got serious with my dancing but found it helped get rid of the weight I gained when I gave up smoking.


35 posted on 07/14/2012 7:47:39 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: LauraJean

I was never a smoker, but I put on weight with stress in Oklahoma - unemployment, and four children in five years - and dancing helped a lot. Habiba wanted me to dance at a festival when I was a week from delivery with ... Elen, I think. I said I should have a sign that said, “Top breeder!” There were a lot of Moslems in Norman, OK, studying petroleum engineering and geology at the University of Oklahoma ;-).

There’s nothing to lose in learning a new style, and you might really like it. To me, it seems like American Tribal underemphasizes the real skills of Middle Eastern dance ... the isolations, the individual relation to the music ... but it’s fun and it’s exercise.


36 posted on 07/14/2012 8:12:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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37 posted on 07/15/2012 6:43:39 AM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: Pining_4_TX; fish hawk

LOL...


38 posted on 07/16/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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