Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Egyptians have found out that for less than two US dollars, they can safely vent their resentment at perceived lop-sided US policy in the Middle East. In recent months, local vendors have been in good business, selling flip-flops decorated with the stars and stripes. "These slippers are in high demand apparently because they provide the chance to express dissatisfaction with the American policies without running the risk of being arrested or beaten up in street protests against America," Atta Fadl, a footwear vendor in the Islamic Cairo district of Al Sayeda Zainab, told Gulf News. Fadl sells the footwear for 10 pounds ($1.8) per pair and says they are in high demand." (thanks Olivia)