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Bedouin tribesmen

Visitors walk on a road containing bars and shops at dusk in Naama Bay. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bay Area Women Taken Hostage In Egypt Recount Ordeal

Their kidnappers gave them tea and dried fruit, and talked about religion and tribal rights. The Bay Area women were allowed to bring their Egyptian tour guide with them. One even put out his cigarette in the car when a hostage said the smoke was bothering her. The women abducted for several hours Friday by armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula hesitated to call the men “captors,” saying that the kidnappers were kind, polite and hospitable.

02/04/2012

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