Firstly, it is important to voice my solidarity with the families of the victims of last week's horrific EgyptAir crash. It is also important to voice my solidarity with the people of Egypt and its government during this tough time, which is indeed expected to aggravate the economic crisis that has hit the country since the 2011 revolution.
However, I don't think the Egyptians expect their loyal friends to only share sympathy. After all, the media must also play its role of constructive criticism, and when needed a spade must be called a spade.
Following three aviation incidents in less than one year – the Russian plane bombing in Sinai, the EgyptAir hijacking in Cyprus, and last week's crash in the Mediterranean - we cannot but say that the overall situation has become disturbing.
The risk to tourism
All it takes is for one incident caused by a single security breach to paralyze tourism for months, or even yearsFaisal J. Abbas