Dairout Tourist Killing (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
"British Woman Slain in Attack on Egyptian Tourist Bus"
By: Bahaa Elkoussy
Date: October 21, 1992
Source: United Press International.
About the Author: United Press International (UPI) is a global news and analysis provider headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Beirut, Hong Kong, London, Santiago, Seoul, and Tokyo. At the time this article was written, Bahaa Elkoussy served as a news correspondent based in Cairo.
In their attempts to overthrow the Egyptian government, which they view as corrupt, Islamic extremist groups have committed terrorist acts throughout Egyptnd other parts of the Middle East. Many of their targets have been tourists in the region, particularly those on tour buses. Tourism is a thriving industry in Egypt, one of the country's most lucrative forms of income.
In 1992, Islamic terrorists began violently voicing their opposition to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in what many critics have called a reaction to the lack of opportunity for political participation in the region. Many of these Islamist groups are not...
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