Monday, February 4, 2013

Mursi’s lavish spending criticized as Egypt’s poverty worsens

Egypt has a new Pharaoh and his name is Morsi.  From the West's point of view, this is a good thing because the more internal strife and in fighting the less energy the Islamists have to put toward their global jihad.


Mursi’s lavish spending criticized as Egypt’s poverty worsens

Monday, 04 February 2013

By Al Arabiya

Reports that Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi recently sent his family and friends on an expensive vacation that consisted of a private jet ride to the Red Sea resort town of Taba and the booking of 12 rooms at the Hilton has caused outrage in country, battered by an ongoing political and economic crisis.

Earlier this week, an official at the Taba resort told the Egyptian newspaper, Almasry Alyoum, that Mursi’s family arrived on Wednesday.

The official also said Mursi’s family reserved 12 rooms at the Hilton Hotel, which overlooks the Red Sea, and in addition to the Mursi clan wives of officials from the Freedom and Justice Party came to stay.

Egyptian screenwriter Waheed Hamed on Sunday spoke out against the alleged luxurious vacation. Hamed, in remarks published in the Egyptian daily Al-Shrouq, asked who was paying the bill for the 12 reserved rooms.

“The country is poor, and the [rate of hunger] increases every day. Mursi’s [financial] resources do not allow these huge expenses. And since when has Mursi’s family traveled via a private jet?” he added.

Almasry Alyoum reported the president’s family, as well as the others who accompanied them, returned to Cairo on Saturday afternoon, on a private jet.

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