Skip to comments.Egypt rights activists seeing hopes dissolve
Posted on 10/12/2012 12:33:13 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
CAIRO Eman Mostafa, a village girl from southern Egypt, was shot and killed last month when she dared to spit in the face of the man who groped her.
Ramadan Salem told authorities he mistakenly shot Mostafa, 16, after she cursed him. It is uncertain whether Salem will be convicted: The only witness willing to testify Mostafa's friend, Sahar Mamdouh has been threatened in a society that often blames women and girls for provoking sexual crimes against them.
After an uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak early last year, women and minorities hoped for a nation that would guarantee long-denied equal rights. But their pleas have gone unanswered as Egypt has shifted from military control to the conservative designs of a new Islamist president. Mostafa's death symbolizes for many women the prospect that civil rights would be further jeopardized by a new constitution. . .
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Rights activists in moslem countries usually end up with bullet ridden bodies.
big surprise. Should’ve gotten the message with the muslim brothers-in-hoods raped an ABC journalist for kicks because she was a lousy kufir.
This is exactly what happened after the Shah was overthrown.
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