I just had a very interesting phone call from an Egyptian I have known for 10 year and respect a lot, a professional man. He is a Salafi. He phoned me on behalf on the new governor who asked his Salafi colleagues to contact Europeans that they know and reassure them. He wanted to stress the new governor was not against Europeans, he welcomed them and wanted to encourage tourism. I expressed a degree of scepticism pointing out his history and he acknowledged and did not deny he was part of that party however he stressed that this was not their current agenda. I said whilst I trusted and respected the caller I knew nothing about the new governor except what had been reported and could only judge him on his actions. I have to say I found it most interesting that they were even making an effort to reach out to Europeans. I have no idea what this indicates but feel I have to report it.