July 24, 2005
Muslims in Egypt Protest Invasion of Iraq
[editor’s note: this post was “pasted” in — it appeared originally at the old Dawson’s Danube site, which is archived here.]
At least I assume that’s the reason behind the attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh.
In all seriousness, some guy interviewed on CNN International — I guess he was an Egyptian journalist or an Egyptologist or something important like that (he had an Arab name) — did indeed blame the invasion of Iraq. Though he half-heartedly conceded that some attacks such as the one in Luxor (1997) occurred long before the invasion of Iraq, he asserts the existence of a general instability in the region caused by the American invasion of Iraq.
Readers will no doubt recall how quiet and stable the region was prior to 2003.