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Cairo Series Lifts Veil of Ignorance

Dear Folks,

I can't thank you enough for your series by Tom Verde on Cairo as seen through the eyes of past travelers. I have visited Egypt often and even lived there briefly, and I think the fascination of past travelers is well founded. Actually, the most impressive delight is the people, who are exceptionally gracious.

On a more personal note, I can't help but think that much of the prejudice in this country against Arab and Muslim Americans (6 million of them) is rooted in ignorance of what Arab and Islamic culture is all about. Travel lifts the veil of ignorance like nothing else, and I thank you for your effort to pique people's curiosity about Egypt.

It's been said that the world is a book, and he who does not travel reads only one page. Shine on people. Paris and London are nice, but there are many more pages to read and explore.


Samer Indiana University



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