American: Egyptian Kidnappers 'Treated Us Like Family'

Woman continues her travels, despite kidnapping
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2012 6:15 AM CST
Two American women, names not available, are seen after their release by gunmen in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, late yesterday.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The Bedouin tribesmen who kidnapped two American tourists and their guide in Egypt yesterday were "very nice" and "treated us like family,” said one of the kidnapped women, reports MSNBC. "I was not at all afraid,” said the woman, who does not want to be identified. “They kept on reassuring us that we will be fine."

The American woman will continue with her travel plans through Egypt and Jordan. “I am not afraid to continue the tour," she said. She added that the governor of South Sinai had invited them for dinner and accompanied them on a drive to the luxury hotel where the government was paying for their stay. (Read more Egypt stories.)

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