“We love truism, but hate foreigners” welcome to the new Egypt.
The new plan is to force tourists to adapt to Islamic values, including a ban on bikinis and mixed beaches, and of course not a drop of alcohol. To be honest it does make sense, a country that wants to keep a tight religious cover, weather we like it or not, should probably want to keep people who are not aligned with that mindset away, but Egypt is a little different because it has so much riding on tourism and especially that kind that comes from Europe and very much likes its vacations to be soaked in alcohol.
So this brings the first cultural clash to this new democracy, will it let foreigners do what they do and count on its own people to keep a religious way of life or will it force visitors as well as locals to abide by the rule of Islam. Needless to say that forcing anyone into anything is probably something democracies should not have, especially if it is done in the name of a non existent god.