Now to the heart of this thread, EPE is not putting anyone at risk-anyone who goes on this trip will make that decision...if enough people fear the risk there will be no tour of the Holy Land.
Pat Boone has for years made trips to the Holy Land with other Christians who want to walk the streets that Jesus did, tour groups set up the tours and not one of the people who have visited with Pat Boone has ever been harmed.
Pat Robertson of the 700 Club has also hosted many trips to Isreal, not problems, this is not uncommon.
But any trip overseas in todays world will carry risks-people can decide that for themselves EPE is not forcing anyone to go.
Again, with all due respect, Muslim fans of Elvis-know he is a Christian....they know he believed in the Bible, they know he spoke of there being only one true King......Jesus. They listen to him singing the Christian hymn "How Great thou Art" on his records and concert films.........If they do not let that bother them-why would people visiting the Holy Land suddenly make angry. He is accepted for his talent and the joy he brings to them in his singing, they may feel as I do-his religion is his choice.
Muslims who are offended by Christians coming to the Holy Land, probably are not Elvis fans to start with- they would be offended by his Christian songs, and his pointing to Christ as God.