Tunisia attack: Tourists disappear after killings at museum

A member of the Tunisian security forces stands guard at the visitors entrance of the Bardo Museum in Tunis Photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP

…Forlorn shopkeepers smoked cigarettes and waited in vain for customers to buy their goat skin rugs, fridge magnets and brass plates.

“There were many tourists here before the attack, now there are just Tunisians and a few Algerians and Libyans,” said Sahbi Bayari, 34, the owner of a shop selling leather bags and slippers.

“No tourists means no work for us. Inshallah, they will come back,” said Makrem Azuz, 41, who owns a perfume shop.

In the wake of the attack, two major cruise ship companies cancelled stops at Tunis, drying up the flow of tourists.

Outside the medina, armoured cars, police Humvees, soldiers in sand-bagged positions and coils of razor wire protected sensitive sites, including the French consulate-general…

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘Inshallah, they will come back’
    That’s the best laugh I’ve had in a while.

    • winniec

      Yes, everything will ‘magically’ happen without human responsibility.
      It all has nothing to do with Islam…fantasy.

  • luna

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/03/20/extremist-gunmen-in-tunisia-museum-attack-apparently-targeted-westerners-630988667/

    Tunisian sources told Fox News Friday that the gunmen appeared to be trying to avoid shooting local Tunisians in the bloody attack that left 21 people dead, yelling “Lower your heads!” to them in Arabic. Twenty of the people killed were foreign tourists.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Who cares? Seriously.

  • Minicapt

    So truly inexplicable, like the Nude Immigrant Party of Canada.

    Cheers

  • Pontifex Maximus

    The entire Mohammedan realm must be avoided entirely; to go there is foolhardy!

    foolhardy: adjective

    recklessly bold or rash.

    synonyms:reckless, rash, irresponsible, impulsive,hotheaded, impetuous, bullheaded,daredevil, devil-may-care, madcap,harebrained, precipitate, hasty,overhasty.

  • Alain

    Why any thinking, sane person would choose any Muslim country or area as a tourist destination today makes you wonder.

  • Canadian

    Exactly what they want. Stop tourism in tourism-fuelled economies.

  • cmh

    I’m too scared to go to freakin’ Ottawa never mind Tunisia.

  • Barrington Minge

    Back to the 7th century…no tourists there…that might mean enjoying yourself and yer mooslims don’t like that at all.