"Islamist successes in the first phase of the parliamentary elections have raised fears among those working in tourism, especially in light of Salafi statements questioning policies and practices within the industry.
“The Muslims did not destroy the temples of the pharaohs when they conquered Egypt,” said Assistant Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou. He called for dialogue with the Salafis to explain to them the importance of tourism for the economy.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is more understanding than the extremist Salafis,” Zaazou said, denouncing Salafi statements about tourism promoting prostitution, alcohol and other vices." (al-Masry al-Youm)