Tunisia hotel shooting: Tourism was the real target during the massacre in Sousse

Vast stretches of sand were empty of people along the normally packed beaches of Sousse on Saturday. There were still a few tourists around; they had taken the entirely correct view that the place was safer now than it has ever been in recent times, having a heavy security presence in the wake of Friday’s massacre.

But even these hardy visitors said they would be gone as soon as their holiday finishes, and the gloomy hotel and restaurant owners do not expect a new wave of custom to follow this summer, or indeed anything like the same numbers for the next season either.

  • Alain

    Of course tourists were the target, since that is why it is called terrorism.

  • Helios Megistos

    Only liberals and cretins would decide to have a vacation in Tunisia (especially in the summer) or ANY Mohammedan country; I bet that most or all of those slain tourists would have bitterly accused me of bigotry and islamophobia if I ever had the temerity to gently explain to them the nature of reality!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I hate to piss on their graves but I have to agree with you.

    • Blacksmith

      I work for the American branch of a German company and they often vacation in these islamist or other questionable areas. It always amazes me how they can be so indifferent.

  • Martin B

    6.1 million (!) tourists, mostly Europeans, visited Tunisia last year. Tourism contributed 15.2% of the country’s GDP.


    With no tourists, an awful lot of Tunisians will be eating dung beetles.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Tunisia, ground central for the arab spring and people still go.
      Boggles the mind.

  • Muslim countries must be boycotted by tourists till they completely and permanently suppress all their terrorists – which means for all time, or at least till Islam is wiped out from the earth.

    • Blacksmith

      Amen to that!

  • Thinking From First Principles

    The jihadis have stated their intentions to collapse the economy. Here you see that intention being carried out. Secular Western economists need to catch on and start identifying the global jihad as the reason the global economy remains in the crapper.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Birthplace of The Arab Spring is unraveling just like all the others.