Skip to comments.Women in the Cairo Street Scenes: a Troubling Photo Essay
Posted on 02/06/2011 9:17:58 AM PST by Nachum
For days now, the mainstream and leftstream media have been telling us that the Muslim Brotherhood is not dangerous, not radically Islamistbut that even if they are Islamist that they are popular amongst the people. Western leftists view the Brothers as engaged in a Hamas-like form of soup kitchen social work/theocratic totalitarianism, but who nevertheless have earned the right to be democratically voted into power by the people. They have been invited to join the negotiations with Mubarak's regime.
Short-sightedly, they claim that if we are serious about standing for democracy and the vote, that we have no choice but to support what may turn out to be an even worse tyranny than that of Mubaraks.
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excellent if chilling article.
What amazing me is one would think media of all groups would rush to point out how women are treated under sharia.
but not a peep by any USA or western media
That should disturb us all.
and no one mentions what sharia law dictates for homosexuals.
There are plenty of cries of hatred for any who think marriage is between and man and a woman
and now cries against sharia which calls for gays to be killed.
Very telling indeed. We’re not heading in a good direction.
The photo essay is excellent.
Sadly, we have to support the lesser evil here. Right now, that's Mubarak.
Unless: a figure emerges, who currently is firm and ruthless, but will eventually step aside for truly free elections in a couple of years. This figure probably would be Christian. Fat chance.
That figure has not emerged. Mubarak is the lesser of the evils, the devil you know.
The leftists who preach "tolerance" would have us tolerate those who DO-NOT-TOLERATE anything but strict Sharia based Islamic society.
And they think living with a truly tolerant Christian in their midst makes them uncomfortable?
They will not like an Islamified world.
Tolerance, reason, and true equality will be a thing of the past.
This will end the same a Russia did with the Bolshivicks (a radical minority) running things, and Iran did with Mullahs.
I am not so sure that it will. The US is occupied in two wars and the only leverage they have is the threat of cutting off aid. Egypt is stalling for time. They are killing off fringe players. Israel supports Mubarak.
If Mubarak plays rope a dope for a while, Obama is going to be hampered by his reelection campaign and other crisis. I think he is in a very weak position.
I'm curious to see whether the Turkish Army steps in to prevent Sharia from being enacted or are they already corrupted by Islamists (just like Pakistan).
saw this exact same thing in Iran..1979.
Another reminder that freedom is not free...
That’s one of the main reasons that Democrats picked Charlotte to host the convention in ‘12. As it stands right now, President Obama does not have a chance of winning a single Southern state and thus may lose the reelection narrowly (think of Gore’s defeat back in ‘00).
My reading of these photos suggests that Egyptian women have already been Islamified. Whether they have done so to please their loving (or abusive) families or a favorite mullah, whether it was peer pressure from girlhood on that did it; or whether it was the teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood being preached in every mosque, on every media channel, and in school that did it, the fact is:
It is done. Women are veiled. Such womenand their fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons, will vote for the Muslim Brotherhood to run their country.
She might have a point. It would be interesting to look through a more extensive set of pictures of the rallies to see if most of the women were indeed covered in Islamic garb.
Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing.
“They will not like an Islamified world.”
No they won’t but how can they not realize it NOW and report on it?
if all the western world’s media reported honestly on this it could perhaps slow sharia down in otherwise free countries.
If they are not reporting the truth because they are afraid of being targeted what on earth do they think would happen if muslims gain control?
A lot of the events that occurring in Egypt are the same that played out in Iran from August 1978 through April 1979. I just wonder how many mercenaries are there that are an active part of the demonstrations. Also, they are there to perform executions as necessary just like they did in Iran.
Well, you gotta figure that even if they were not so inclined to don the full coverings; trying to go about your business while whacked out jihadies are roaming around ready to beat anyone or anything that tics them off; you might want to make yourself less of a target by wearing one anyway.
But I suspect such women out there are probably the exception, and not the rule.
Not true. Don't buy the media line. We are engaged in ONE war against radical Islamists. In this war, we stand largely, though not entirely alone. And by "we" in this context, I mean Americans on the political Right.
Just like in the Russian revolution. The radical Bolsheviks overthrew the elected majority secular-libitarian Menschavicks.
My friend from Turkey — a Christian, lives here in California — says, “Turkey is NO PLACE for a Christian.” She thinks it is very bad there, only a matter of time til the Islamists take over.
IMHO, we are too myopically looking for the cause of this madness in typical objects of our worldly faith.
IMHO, while Obama might influence alot, he isn’t the AntiChrist, nor by any stretch any type of Messiah, and our adversaries don’t look up to him for authority or leadership.
He nevertheless is pursuing an agenda, which our adversaries complicitly condone, and may have been advancing far before Obama has manifest any cognizance of their preparation.
In the past, I perceived these players to be part of an n-party game with multiple groups playing, complicated by players changing groups without clear order. Additionally, very few players know much of what other players know, so many are simply either working at what’s right in their own minds, or seeking power plays within their own sphere of influence to advance their personal agendas.
Political parties at one time were organized and ordered, with their most powerful and prominent players rising to the top. There is a tendency for the layman to assume this is the power structure by which Obama came to power, but his behavior and that of other players in worldly structure manifest a differing order of the players and their groups.
Sometimes the simplest obvious answers are the truth, especially in a world where such incompetent arrogance reigns.
The angels must truly marvel.
Dr. Chesler is absolutely right. When you see the relaxed, free looking women of the 1970s photos and compare them to the shrouded bags of laundry of the 2000’s, you can see how far Islamicization has progressed, particularly in the last few years. They will most certainly vote in the MB, and then there will be no escape.
One man, one vote, one time. Once they’re in, no more open elections’ll be held.
Yeah, that’s probably a good point too. I know a lady who was a leftist in Iran back in 1979. She was in the streets demonstrating against the Shah along with the Islamists. She said everything was fine at first, but that as it became clear that the Shah was going to fall, the Islamists started to feel their oats and started to demand that the leftist young women, who were thoroughly secular, cover themselves. She said it got pretty scary when they beat up some of the girls. So yeah, I could imagine there being a similar kind of pressure in Egypt to cover up.
My husband needed a home nurse a couple of years ago. She was a muslim about 30 years old, single, supporting her self and she wore a scarf completely covering her hair. I wanted to ask her why she did that, but I didn't so I am not about to confront a stranger on the street. The muslim nurse was as nice and kind and gentle as any I have ever met. She also was doctoring a man who was not her husband. Go figure.
I was in Iran in 1978 and spent 6 years in Egypt. You are 100% correct.
I replied that it's a good thing that she is in a country that freedom of religion. She looked at me strangely and walked away.
” My reading of these photos suggests that Egyptian women have already been Islamified. Whether they have done so to please their loving (or abusive) families or a favorite mullah, “
Phyllis Chesler is always on top of this subject. Even the U.N.’s own statistics, show unusually high rates of FGM in Egypt... totally Islamified, in most of Egypt.
...Years from now, when our children ask why we didn’t do something to stop this, when it was still possible, no one can say because we didn’t know. ...Phyllis has been telling us for years...
thanks for posting. The key section I take away from her research is this paragraph:
“Fifty nine percent said they back Islamists. Only 27% said they back modernizers. Half of Egyptians support Hamas. Thirty percent support Hizbullah and 20% support al Qaida. Moreover, 95% of them would welcome Islamic influence over their politics .Eighty two percent of Egyptians support executing adulterers by stoning, 77% support whipping and cutting the hands off thieves. 84% support executing any Muslim who changes his religion When this preference is translated into actual government policy, it is clear that the Islam they support is the al Qaida Salafist version.”