I am a British/Egyptian guy and I do feel somewhat bemused at some of the comment posted on here and some other websites. Let me tell you something,
Egypt is one of the safest countries in the world. It is safer for a young Western woman walking back home at 4am in Cairo than say New York or London.
How many Western women have been raped in Egypt?
I strongly believe that tourists and individual travellers are safer in Egypt than anywhere in the world. You could be walking home after a night out in any city in the UK and get kicked punched and raped. Wake up people!
I am afraid some of you do not know what they are talking about. I have never, ever heard of a Western woman being raped in Egypt. Rape is much less common than in the West. Attacking a Western person means days and days of atrocious torture in the local police-station... no one will take the risk. As for kidnapping, I have never heard of a westerner being kidnapped in Egypt.
Frankly, some people in here have only ridiculous clich