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    • What does an Egyptian BMW dealer look like after the revolution? Like this

      We all know there has been tremendous political unrest in the Middle East as of late. Sometimes this unrest takes a toll on the local businesses and BMW certainly is not immune. In the video below, you can see how an Egyptian BMW dealer was basically ransacked and the cars were destroyed/stripped down. Not much is left of this dealer or the cars in its inventory. It isn't pretty, but it is reality.



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      1. xbox_fan's Avatar
        xbox_fan -
        Nothing good comes with religion, I am happy to live in Sweden, it is supposely one of the most secular countries on the planet. I think the latest statistics showed only 3-4% of the entire population acctually beleiving in any religion at all, so we are almost over this medieval crap!
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
        Nothing good comes with religion, I am happy to live in Sweden, it is supposely one of the most secular countries on the planet. I think the latest statistics showed only 3-4% of the entire population acctually beleiving in any religion at all, so we are almost over this medieval crap!
        or the new Sodom and Gomorrah..
      1. metrik's Avatar
        metrik -
        What do you do with a car that's had all its wheels taken off?!? You can't fit a jack under it...

        Man that place got devastated.
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        Man, that is terrible Click here to enlarge That's what happens when you're uneducated I guess....the lot of them.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by metrik Click here to enlarge
        What do you do with a car that's had all its wheels taken off?!? You can't fit a jack under it...

        Man that place got devastated.
        Wonder what BMW does about something like that. Owner gets compensated?

        I understand wanting to change the government but does destroying a BMW dealer accomplish?
      1. dOpEdUpM3's Avatar
        dOpEdUpM3 -
        I would mess someone up if I were the dealer over there! Click here to enlarge Did this just happen over night or over in a span of a few days?
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Rumor has it that the son of Ex-President Mubarak was a big partner in that dealership and he has screwed many people in the past, so more than just religion may have been at play here. Moreover, there were many businesses that were vandalized, some much more than this one despite having Muslim owners, so I doubt religion was actually involved at all in this case. Anytime you have a situation where the police withdraws from the city, society's chaotic elements (and they exist in all societies in all cultures) tend to spur up and take advantage of the situation. However, there are also good elements in society who step up and do the right thing. For instance, some civilians in Egypt actually took it upon themselves to protect museums, parks, and other natural resources for the good of the country (or the world for that matter) while leaving their homes and other personal belongings at risk - an effort that should be duly noted.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        Rumor has it that the son of Ex-President Mubarak was a big partner in that dealership and he has screwed many people in the past, so more than just religion may have been at play here. Moreover, there were many businesses that were vandalized, some much more than this one despite having Muslim owners, so I doubt religion was actually involved at all in this case. Anytime you have a situation where the police withdraws from the city, society's chaotic elements (and they exist in all societies in all cultures) take advantage of the situation. Some civilians in Egypt actually took it upon themselves to protect museums, parks, and other natural resources for the good of the country (or the world for that matter) while leaving their homes and other personal belongings at risk - an effort that should be duly noted.
        Level headed, responsible, and mature post.
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        Exeenom - Thanks for enlightening us on that.