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Egypt: Widespread Reports of Sexual Assaults on Women in Tahrir Protests

World  (tags: Egypt, Sexual Assault, Tahrir Square, Muslim Brotherhood, Women, HumanRights )

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Many are blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for the assaults. Some are suggesting that female journalists are being targeted again...An alliance of Egyptians quickly formed to try to combat the sexual assaults, creating a Twitter account Twitter shut down

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Jay S (116)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:19 am
"Reported incidents of sexual violence against women in the newest round of Egyptian protests are rampant across Twitter. Many are blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for the assaults. Some are suggesting that female journalists are being targeted – a specter reminiscent of the sexual assault on CBS News’ Lara Logan in the early days of the Tahrir Square protests.
On Sunday, the Egypt Independent reported that a crowd of 300 had sexually assaulted three women in Tahrir Square.
An alliance of Egyptians quickly formed to try to combat the sexual assaults, creating a Twitter account: @TahrirBodyguard. For some reason, Twitter then shut down the account."

Carola May (20)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:22 am
Not surprising with all the reports on how women are routinely sexually assaulted in Egypt whenever they are in public, covered or uncovered. And not surprising that it would be the repressive Muslim Brotherhood doing it, as they take the orthodox Islamic view of women's inferiority - they were only created to serve and service men.

And look who gives these primitives billions to persecute people and ethnically cleanse all non-Muslims! Disgusting!

Bob hardly here P (394)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:50 am
thanks for sharing

Janet B (36)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:34 am
This will never change! Why waste your time! I am sticking to American problems. Cannot change not even go there! How they treat humans, animals disgusting! No thank you,
; they are on their own, but they better not bother me here in my country! They will regret it!

Vlasta M (7)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:49 am
Why is anybody surprised. This is the true face of Islam that was hidden from the Western world, before selling their oil gave Muslim power, and before massive immigration into Western countries started.

Islam is a supremacist ideology similar to Nazi ideology, including delusional Jew hatred, and promoting pedophilia, polygamy, misogyny, dhimmitude (second class citizens for Kafir) and murder for Allahu Akbar. Islam is incompilable with the US Constitution and/or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and MUST REFORM or has no place in any country that respects liberty and human rights, and particularly rights of women on decent treatment, which is ending in Egypt now that Islamists had taken over with the help of Barack Hussein Obama who also finances this war on women in Egypt by giving $1,600 millions to his Muslim Brotherhood.

Women who voted for Obama were fools and promoters of this war on women in Egypt. It may come back to bite them in US.

Giana P (398)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 7:57 am

Lee Hampton (15)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 9:22 am
Christian girls have been having their hair cut while traveling on public transportation.

Where Islam goes, human, women's, children's, and Christians' rights die.

Patricia Martin (19)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 9:24 am
**** Posting for Beth S., since she says that she has not been able to get her comments accepted. ****

"Since "Religion" (Islam) has come surging back into public life in Egypt, sexual assaults against women -- in public --have grown geometrically.

That's not including the increased female genital mutilations carried out by traveling vans of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members going to small villages to make sure all females are compliant. FGM was made illegal under Mubarak.

Also on the increase is the intimidation by MB members and Salafists to enforce women to wear hijabs and abayas -- again with sexual assaults as the "punishment" for non-compliance. However, abayas and hijabs do not in any way guarantee women exempt from sexual assaults

This also doesn't include the steadily increasing attacks, kidnappings, rape, forced conversion and marriages of Christians in Egypt. According to Islam, Sharia says Christian women are fair game, even as sex slaves."

Jennifer Ward (40)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:27 pm
Janet- Islamists already have influence on, and have infiltrated every level of government and education in the USA. By the time you notice a physical presence that affects you personally it will be too late, as laws will have changed and the constitution amended while you were sleeping. You are the one who will find yourself in trouble for even objecting- this is already happening in the UK where people are being put in jail for a drunken rant on a bus or putting a sign up in their front window.

. (0)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:29 pm
Welcome to the new Egypt. An Egypt that has turned back the hands of time 30 years. How many are begging for Murbarak's return?

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:39 pm
Horrible. And the vicious remarks about Muslims are just as bad. Don't judge an entire society over a few.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:45 pm
I'm glad I visited Egypt years ago, I would be afraid to go there now. Noted thanks.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:49 pm
Has Egypt ever laid any ground work for respecting Human rights? From what we are hearing - it is not something these radical Muslims consider to be high on the list of things 'to do'.....and we in the West - the US in particular - are sending billions in aid. Money that seems to be disappearing into a void - money not being applied for causes it was intended to support - education, medicine etc. Gosh the Morsi brigade must be laughing themselves silly over the gullible West.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 9:45 pm
These women need HELP

Don Schwarz (5)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 10:26 pm
I stand with Patricia and Edw Jones.

Sandra T (8)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 11:40 pm
Janet B: you've got to be utterly clueless if you think issues such as this do not affect you & the women in your life who you care about. Incidentally, your attitude of 'don't bother me' is exactly why atrocities such as this have continued to occur for countless years, decades, centuries. People such as yourself - both male & female - hiding your head in the sand. Guess what? Islam is on your doorstep. In fact, it has already become a part of your life. Like it or not. And unless we ALL get off our lazy, self-centered arses, the situation is going to get nothing but worse. If nothing changes due to the fact that we are too damn lazy to take action, it will be your daughters, your mother, all your female friends & relatives, and even YOU yourself who will be suffering the same atrocities. It's already happening all over Europe. With the rate that Muslim immigrants are pushing their way into all of our countries, we are well on our way to becoming very much like these Islamic hell-holes.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 30, 2012, 12:00 am
Since many addressed the ignorance of Janet B. regarding "they better not come here" by letting her know they ARE here more than she realizes, I will address Gloria Picchetti.

@ Gloria Picchetti - I see you pictured with your cat and usually animal lovers are compassionate people. I am an animal lover myself. If you look at my name you should be able to determine my Muslim background.

I agree with you that the treatment of these women in Egypt is horrible. However, something needs to be said about your next statement: "And the vicious remarks about Muslims are just as bad. Don't judge an entire society over a few."

Let me address the first part. There are two types of Muslims, real and not real. My Muslim family, the Pakistani Muslim woman I love and her family...these are all genuinely peaceful people...therefore are NOT real Muslims.

The Muslims who sexually harrassed these women, CBS News’ Lara Logan, many, many Muslim women who are wearing their hijabs, who raped the 75% of Muslim women in Pakistani prisons (the women there for BEING raped), who torture and murder non-Muslims, who treat women (wives) as property...those are the REAL Muslims who are following Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Grab your Qur'an Gloria. If you don't have one you have NO RIGHT to say these Muslims are a few, implying they are deviating from Islam. Look at Sura 4:24 and 33:50 - read how RAPE is LEGAL in Islam. Educate yourself how there are NO sexual harrassment laws in many Arab countries. And why would there be when women are described as below in Islam, based on Muhammad:

1a) women are deficient in their mind according to Muhammad
1b) women are deficient in their mind and faith also
2) young, buxom virgins await for men to have sex with them in paradise - what wives
can look forward to in paradise, young busty girls having sex with their husbands for eternity
3) their husband can marry up to four women, but they can only have one husband
4) the dowry and nikah have nothing to do with love, it is so a man can have sex with her (not
much different than paying a prostitute for sex). This is a warped application of sex being
reserved only for marriage. Actually sex is permitted outside when we consider female slaves
5) their husband can divorce them simply saying Talaq 3 times, but they can't do the same
6) women are unclean
7) if their husband divorces them irrevocably, they can only be reconciled after another man
(Muhallil) first has sex with the wife
8) a husband has the right to beat his wife (wives)
9) a woman is a toy
10) women are men's property, possessions
11) women are mute animals
12) women are inherently crooked
13) women make up the majority of inhabitants of hell
14) men are superior to women
15) If a woman offered one of her breasts to be cooked and the other to be roasted, she still will
fall short of fulfilling her obligations to her husband
16) If blood, suppuration, and pus, were to pour from the husband's nose and the wife licked it
with her tongue, she would still never be able to fulfill his rights over her
17) the extent of a wife's "rights" - give her food when you have taken your food, that you shall
clothe her when you have clothed yourself, avoid disfiguring her or beating her excessively
or abandoning her except at home - according to Muhammad
18) women invalidate a man's prayers by walking in front of him, no different than a donkey or
dog (according to Aisha, their prophet's favorite wife he had sex with when she was
prepubescent 9, before her menses, and he was at least 52)
19) it is permitted to lie to persuade a woman
20) it is permitted for a husband to lie to his wife (and vice-versa)
21) women are part of an evil omen
22) women are harmful to men
23) dirt is cleaner than touching a woman; the dirtiness of touching a woman is the same as using the bathroom and not washing your hands - Sura 4:43

Please get your head out of the sand, saying Muslims who demonstrate hatred against women are a few or not acting in acordance with Islam's teachings. Read the above list again then continue reading.

Pretending girls and women aren't severly discrimated against, BECAUSE OF MUHAMMAD'S ISLAM, won't prevent it happen to you. As a non-Muslim, you are fair game for being raped, which a dutiful Muslim man would gladly do to you to honor his false god Allah and his false prophet Muhammad. According to the Muslim holy book the Qur'an, you are filthy like feces - the Arabic term being negis. Muhammad said in the Qur'an in 9:28 that you, a non-Muslim, are negis, and that is why you as a non-Muslim would be BEHEADED if you tried to enter Mecca. And you think the vile speech and actions of Muslims is a few who deviate from Islam? Gloria my friend, you are either so ignorant that you better wake up now or you are self-deceived that I feel sorry for you.

By the way, in many Muslim countries there are NO animal rights. There is nothing stopping a Muslim from slitting you cat's throat and raping you in its pool of blood. How do I know that? One of Muhammad's followers murderered a woman's husband and raped her in her husband's pool of blood. Another in Lebanon, within our generation, forced a non-Muslim woman to slit her own son's throat, then raped her daughters in front of her. THIS IS MUHAMMAD'S ISLAM!!!

Islam owes its success to terrorism. The prophet of Islam boasted, "I have been made victorious with terror" Sahih (correct, authentic) Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220


Please Gloria, for the sake of your cat and your safety, stop siding with Islam and start learning what it really teaches and expose it's evil like I see many others doing.

Sandra T (8)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:13 am
Thank you Rahman! My ex-Muslim husband & I would seriously love to take you out for a beer.....the many things you stated - along with so many other - are why my husband & I left Islam and will never live in an Islamic country again for as long as we live. It absolutely astounds us both that people who have not read the Quran feel quite confident in making statements such as the one you referred to. I still don't know how I missed that one :-) They have never lived in an Islamic country, know nothing about Islamic teachings, know jack regarding Islamic history, know absolutely nothing about Muhammad himself, have never seen the widespread atrocities & human rights abuses committed in Islamic countries on a daily basis, have never been married to a Muslim man. Yet they try & speak as if they know something of Islam, of what Muslims are taught from birth, of the hatred they harbor in regards to non-Muslims. I speak as an ex-Muslim woman who was at one time married to a Muslim man who raped me repeatedly, beat me into unconsciousness, and who nearly murdered me in his Islamic country, where not a single person would help me - not even the police I begged for help - because I was viewed as his property.

If every person such as Gloria were dropped in the middle of an Islamic country & forced to live there, seeing what goes on in day to day life in Muslim society & experiencing for themselves what it is to be a woman in an Islamic society, they would very quickly change their attitude & begin educating themselves as to the very frightening teachings & dangers of Islam.

My current husband & I too have many Muslim family members who are still living in an Islamic country. I can honestly say my Muslim mother in law, my Muslim grandmothers, my Muslim sister in law, and my deceased father in law before he passed away, are good people. The reason they are good people is because they have never followed the Quran in its entirety. And they continue to be decent, good people to my husband & myself, even though they were very upset when they recently discovered we both left Islam. You're right. These kinds of people are NOT 'real Muslims', as much as they may insist they are. They ignore a great deal of what is written in the Quran. This is not the case, however, with many other of our Muslim family members & ex-friends who we know for a fact would justify physically hurting us, killing us, or without conscience handing us over to others to be beheaded for leaving Islam. They would take great pleasure in seeing us die, knowing we suffered, all because they insist we have 'insulted' their fake 'prophet' and continue to 'blaspheme' against Islam. They are the 'real Muslims'.

Anyhooooo.....looking forward to reading more of your posts. I very often can't be bothered to post multiple quotes from the Quran. On occasion I will, but I find that most people who are ignorant of Islam simply ignore whatever they wish to, while slamming those who actually have experienced & researched Islam. I've lost count of how many times I've been called a 'racist', or better yet an ISLAMOPHOBE :-) Although I do find people such as this amusing from time to time, I quickly lose patience with those who are willingly deaf, dumb & blind and who continue to insist that Islam is a 'religion of peace' and that 'you can't judge all Muslims by the actions of a few'. The majority will continue to blather these greatly overused buttnuggets, refusing to ever read the Quran themselves, refusing to research the actual teachings of Islam.

For those who actually ARE interested in learning more about Islam by reading the Quran themselves, there are Islamic organizations online which will send you free materials in the hopes of gaining another convert. Libraries are also great places to spend an afternoon doing more research on the origins & history of Islam. The Internet is, by far, one of the greatest resources ever when it comes to Islam. I've managed to get copies of 'the little green book' & other such publications put out by Muslim dictators like the old ayatollah from ex-Muslim Iranians I've gotten to know online (very intelligent, amazing people, incidentally who have experienced a great deal in their lives). The majority of ex-Muslims I've met in person & online are very open to sharing whatever possible. They/we very much want to help educate people regarding the teachings of Islam. This is probably the most important issue of our time and something we should all be very much aware of. Islam poses a danger to us all, no matter where we live.

pam w (139)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:44 am
Janet B....your attitude is typical of the way many people feel about other nations. "Why bother about THEM?"

Except that there's an issue of human rights, women's rights and religious freedom in the world...and Islam is at the root of problems with those issues.

Should we, as human beings AND as women, stand by and do nothing when other women are raped, stoned, burned, beheaded and genitally mutilated?

I think not.

Islam will never change by pressures from without---only from within. Education for women is the and publicity throughout the world.

This is why I speak possibly enlighten people like yourself, who just don't "get it" when talking about the danger Islam presents to the world.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:25 pm
Janet B...FYI I suggest you start getting to work then if you don't want Islam in the US...they are already here so it's overtime now that you will have to work...check out these links here and if this isn't enough information for you to see that you have been sleeping far too long then if I were you I would be REALLY scared!!

NORTHEAST INTELLIGENCE NETWORK Digs Deeper & Deeper…..And, Do Americans Know Who Their Neighbors Are?….The Jihadists Next Door…Compounds Galore….Hezbollah Cells Too…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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722 posts categorized "Jihad in America: Enemy in our Midst"

Now if you REALLY want to find out more just do a Google Search on Jihad in America and see what you come up with!! I find it very difficult to accept the fact there are SO MANY Americans in this country who are completely asleep at the switch under this false perception that we don't have anything to worry about in this country!! How ignorant of us who think that way!!
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