EgyptAir to review in-flight films after Brotherhood grumble

leo50

basically it's just a sad state of affairs when a country that appeared to have given itself a chance to have a democratic way of life has apparently seen this hijacked and left almost as badly off as it was in the days of the previous regime and the prospect of deteriorating even further. I hope this will not occur but like many others, fear the worst. As always, it will be the innocent who bear the brunt.

procan

lego50 ...... It is so sad, from my position hear in Canada what is happen in the middle east saddens me. Endless fighting and it has been going on all my life continually. I can see no change coming in my children's life time either. The only thing I no is that oil continues to flow endlessly perhaps when it slows down or stops there will be peace is.

RBH

Another Iran... what more atrocities are awaiting this region, only God knows.

Baiju

Well Said...Mr Dough....the same show will go on repeated until the D day...the the net loss is the lives of people who die on the streets....the rest will remain same..without any loss..."UN..NATO...around the table talks of the officials....lavish food ..ariconditioned office...coshy vehciles...security...blah blah..they have nothing to loose..."

Doug

Yep, and here's exactly what will happen.

People in Egypt will start shooting each other.

The situation will get out of hand.

The UN will beg for support to restore peace to the region.

All the usual suspects (US, UK, France, the rest of NATO) will actually do something while Russia and China refuse to get involved, and the Arab World chastises the West for not doing enough (while simultaneously doing nothing at all).

One of the Egyptian sides decides to use human shields who inevitably get killed.

Suddenly it's all 'death to America' on the streets and accusations that the US is an evil colonial warmonger while the Egyptians continue to regularly shoot civilians.

The West pulls out.

The whole situation gets even worse. But now, it's all of course America's fault and nothing to do with a repressive Egyptian regime.

And the world returns to normality again.

Or I dunno, maybe the Arab world could try fixing the problem before it gets to this stage?

SAM

Let's face it. Egypt has gone the same way as Iran has after the shah. Let's hope they will also follow Iran by advancing technologically and socially, and provide proper education, social justice and health care services to its entire population. It worked for Iran.

Ed B.

I hope Egypt people see that the actions Ahmed Fahmy should be addressed and condemned. This is definitely misuse of power.

Baffy Dedo

@procan - and who's to say all these Muslims will fly on this airline if that happens?

The airlines are flying to and from the west - there is none of this segragation there. But there is alcohol, pork and all the other evils such as women.

I sit on the plane quite frequently and the guys downing the alcohol are of the non-christian persuasion.
And separate seating? how? You ask people when they book what sex they are? - if the part of the plane designated for women is empty - what then? They fly the planes half empty - in this economic climate?

Commercially to make an airline with tjhis defined code fo behaviour does not make economic or any kind of sense.

Justin

@ Calvin: Seriously, you don't see the sarcasm in the comment of Baffy Dedo?

On topic: Baffy Dedo is absolutly right. In these times with so many competition in the aviation world, you are doomed when you drive people out of your airplanes with this kind of policy.

Well, I guess that's another competitor down and makes more room for Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways.

Calvin

Women are not evil, friend. The rest is your opinion and belief.

rednrosy

humour apart, this is may sound like a small opinion and a commercial decision, but the implications are enormous. This is a steady and slow road to oppression of the people.
These riots and sad deaths in Port Said is because people feel they are being cheated.

If only Egypt Air had taken a stance against this person. He is neither an employee nor a policeman. He has abused his political position to force his personal opinion on the majority.
If not stopped then where will it end? Sadly not in a good way.

rednrosy

@baffy dedo...erm...cheated???one sided...one side favoured over another? biased? semantics...why was only one side charged??? political?????who demanded stopping the movie...politician...it is a long process, they got in through democratic means, they are now slowly dismantling the whole democratic process, look at history and learn.

Baffy Dedo

@rednroay
unfortunately i think you are mixing 2 subjects here!
the rioting in Port Said / Suez / Ismalia has nothing to with the peole feeling cheated - it is to do with the decision given by the judges on the 'fans' who killed the opposing teams football 'fans' at a football match.

Jim

"Freedom" of Speech?!! yeah right! I thought that was what the new regime was suppose to be about?

Baffy Dedo

OMG!!!

I take it that Egyptair wishes to lose most of its clientele?

If custoemrs such as this are complaining abouit OLD Arabic films - such as the one mentioned - then most 'western' films don't stand a chance!
But don't treat the public like children - we read the run down of the film - if we don't like it we don't watch it, if we feel it is unsuitable for us - we turn it off.
No-one is forced to watch any film - especially in business class!

It certainly is beginning to look like what alot of people fear is starting to happen - in small ways accepted - but that makes them no less insidious.
First the wearing of the Hijab, now censorship of the films - what next no perfume containing alcohol for sale!!??
Separate seating for men and women?

Oh dear - I think EGyptairs status as a world clss carrier is at stake here!!

Baffy Dedo

And empty planes!!!!!

procan

Well perhaps they want a Airline with a defined Muslim code of behaviour, no alcohol, separate women seating, no pork, religious films and music only. It is their choice ,the thing is to tell people before they board the aircraft so they may make a choice for themselves its a win win ..

Jim

LOL Baffy, well said, although I'm not sure Egypt air was ever a world class ari line!

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