Member of Obama's advance team in France has swine flu

For a while some of us in Cairo have wondered whether the huge team of staff, journalists, hangers-on and so on who travel with President Obama will have to submit to the swine flu testing taking place at Cairo Airport. There actually seems to be ground for concern, considering the swine flu hysteria that has swept through Egypt:

Member of Obama's advance team in France has swine flu - Monsters and Critics:

Paris - A member of the US delegation in France to prepare President Barack Obama's D-Day visit to Normandy has been diagnosed with swine flu, French authorities in the city of Caen said Friday.


This is how he plans to woo Muslims?! Oh I am looking forward to the Egyptian press debating this. [Thanks, EZ]
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.