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Rape in Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood ‘Gets Even’
Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 6/17/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim

Posted on 06/18/2014 3:20:55 AM PDT by markomalley

Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers recently went on a sexual assault and rape spree in Egypt as a way of “getting even” with those women who dared to celebrate the presidential victory of Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi—the former army chief who overthrew Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt.

Sisi visits the 19-year-old who was gang raped during his inauguration

On June 8, when tens of thousands of Egyptians congregated in Tahrir Square to celebrate Sisi’s inauguration, dozens of women were sexually assaulted and many more harassed. According to a statement later released by the Ministry of Interior, seven men between the ages of 15 and 49 were arrested for sexually assaulting “a number of women.”

One 19-year-old female student was especially brutalized—and videotaped as she was stripped naked and sexually assaulted by a throng of men. (I saw the graphic video on YouTube, though it has since been removed; a much less graphic clip of the initial assault appears here.) A gun-waving police officer eventually managed to rescue the woman from her ordeal, though after sustaining injuries himself.

Sexually harassing or raping those supportive of Sisi by way of “retribution” is not uncommon in Egypt. Earlier, a six-year-old boy was raped by a Muslim Brotherhood member who was “angered” at the child for singing praises to Sisi. He lured the boy into a shed, locked the doors, and proceeded to rape him, while saying, “You’re always holding pictures of this Sisi and singing his praises. Come, I’ll humiliate and break you—and your Sisi.”

Although Western media never specify who is behind these sexual assaults—often citing “the mob”—Hala Sarhan, a popular TV host in Egypt alluded to the ultimate source that legitimizes sexual harassment and rape in Egypt, namely, Islamist preachers and leaders:

What was said to these people [rapists] to brainwash them into think that such violations on the person and body of this young girl [the aforementioned rape victim] were permissible? … I’ll tell you. The one in parliament who said this, is the same as the man who did that… And the one who told that girl that she is an infidel, is the same as the one in parliament who said that it’s permissible to marry a 9-year-old girl [based on the prophet of Islam’s example when he married the girl-child Aisha]. The ones who in the mosques told him that they [women] are in the pits of hell and the lures of Satan—adulteresses, that Satan lives in their bodies… This is what they tell them in the mosques! And they’re so upset now [Islamist preachers] because they can no longer continue to preach like this in the mosques! We thank you minister of religious endowments for stopping this mockery! [The new Egyptian government has cracked down on radical preachers.] Before [under Morsi], every guy that yelled and stomped got himself a pulpit to preach such thoughts into the minds of the youth—and then they went out thinking they are doing jihad. You see, they have this thing in their mind that says “If we curse or attack an infidel, that is jihad”…. Concerning the previous cases of sexual harassment, they [Islamist authorities] told people, “Why did she [any violated woman] leave her house in the first place? She deserves what she got!” They told them, “Your sister needs to be circumcised”; told them, “In the house, beat her and discipline her, break her bones; and if she refuses to have sex with you, saying she’s tired or sick, curse her with the angels till the sun rises.” We allowed these people to fill their minds with such ideas!

Such honesty is reminiscent of an Egyptian op-ed that appeared after a young Coptic woman was murdered by a pro-Brotherhood mob because they identified her as a Christian:

Those who killed the young and vulnerable Mary Sameh George, for hanging a cross in her car, are not criminals, but rather wretches who follow those who legalized for them murder, lynching, dismemberment, and the stripping bare of young Christian girls—without every saying “kill.” [Islamic cleric] Yassir Burhami and his colleagues who announce their hate for Christians throughout satellite channels and in mosques—claiming that hatred of Christians is synonymous with love for Allah—they are the true killers who need to be tried and prosecuted.

At any rate, using sexual harassment and rape to force people to comply with Islamist agendas has a long history, especially in Egypt. In 2011, during the “Arab Spring,” when the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists were released from prison, legitimized and eventually rose to power, sexual harassment skyrocketed, as one graph showed. Moreover, UN research done in 2013, when Morsi was president, suggested that 99.3% of Egyptian women had experienced sexual harassment.

Indeed, in February, 2013, hundreds of Egyptian women took to the streets of Tahrir Square to protest this nonstop harassment. They held slogans like “Silence is unacceptable, my anger will be heard,” and “A safe square for all; Down with sexual harassment.” “Marchers also shouted chants against President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood group from which he hails,” wrote Al Ahram Online.

The response was more sexual harassment and rapes. One woman was gang-raped for approximately 20 minutes and nearly died. And as Hala Sarhan pointed out, elements from the then Islamist-heavy government under Morsi blamed the women themselves, saying that:

women taking part in protests bear the responsibility of being sexually harassed, [and] describing what happens in some demonstrators’ tents as “prostitution.” Major General Adel Afify, member of the committee representing the Salafi Asala Party, criticized female protesters, saying that they “know they are among thugs. They should protect themselves before requesting that the Interior Ministry does so. By getting herself involved in such circumstances, the woman has 100 percent responsibility.”

Likewise, popular Salafi preacher Abu Islam sarcastically blamed the victims:

“They tell you women are a red line. They tell you that naked women [i.e., not wearing veils or hijabs]—who are going to Tahrir Square because they want to be raped—are a red line! And they ask Morsi and the Brotherhood to leave power!” Abu Islam added that these women activists are going to Tahrir Square not to protest but to be sexually abused because they had wanted to be raped. “They have no shame, no fear and not even feminism. Practice your feminism, sheikha! It is a legitimate right for you to be a woman,” he said. “And by the way, 90 percent of them are crusaders [i.e. Christian Copts] and the remaining 10 percent are widows who have no one to control them. You see women talking like monsters,” he added.

The only silver lining in this cloud of Islamist rape that hovers over Egypt is that the differences between Morsi and his Brotherhood government, and Sisi and the post-Brotherhood government, are already apparent. In response to the endemic sexual harassment in Egypt, the new government

passed a law criminalizing all forms of sexual harassment… A new article, which has been issued into power, adds a harsh punishment to those found guilty of unwanted sexual contact…. Other amended laws, under article 306, declare that those found guilty of verbal sexual harassment in a private or public place will be sentenced to a minimum of six months in prison and fined no less than EGP 3,000 ($US 420).

When I recently asked some analyst colleagues in Egypt if Morsi ever took any such measures against sexual harassment, the quip I received most was along the lines of “Take measures? He was the one ordering sexual harassment against his female critics.”

Still, and in keeping with Western MSM journalism, Sisi, who at least appears to be trying to take some measures against sexual harassment, is now being portrayed by the Guardian in a cynical light—while Morsi who did nothing and whose Islamist allies were responsible for inciting violence against women got a free pass—just like the New York Times recently tried to blame Sisi for the plight of Egypt’s religious minorities, without mentioning that it was often Morsi and the Islamists who put them there in the first place.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: rop

1 posted on 06/18/2014 3:20:55 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

And just think, the Obama and Hillary did everything possible to put the Muslim Brotherhood into power and has continued to pressure Al Sisi to include the MB in the Egyptian government, not to mention that Obama has Brotherhood agents as advisors in the US government.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 3:27:04 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

The rapists probably would approve of looting during the LA riots and Katrina


3 posted on 06/18/2014 3:43:26 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: markomalley
Funny thing. They don't try that in Israel!!! ........... I wonder why. They were disciplined for the last one.
4 posted on 06/18/2014 3:48:40 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Truth29

Our government is infested with Islamic agents. Just yesterday I was told of a possible terrorist threat from an insider that never heard the light of day in the MSM. It got me pretty hot under the collar that the MSM is ordered not to report on terrorist threats beforehand so as not to alarm the people or at least this is always the explanation given. I call BS; it’s because they don’t want to give Islam and the MB a bad name under this administration. Americans are big boys. We can handle the truth and we would be more I vigilant if we knew there was a threat in our own neighborhoods. Hell we might do a better job than the Feds who seem to screw everything up under this administration.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 3:55:35 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

The Muslim Brotherhood is getting even? Isn’t that what Valerie Jarrett said they would do?


6 posted on 06/18/2014 4:26:06 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Truth29

Obama was created to give Americans a choice.

They chose al Qaeda.
They chose crucifixion.
They chose treason against the US Constitution.
They chose death twice.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 4:27:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: All
The new Egyptian president is former armed forces chief, and Defence Minister, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi...who stepped down from both posts

YOU'LL LOVE HIM FOR THIS---During the post-Morsi uprising, then-Gen al-Sisi did not accept Obama’s phone call......signaling that the military leader was determined to keep the Obama admin from interfering in al Sisi's plans to drive the pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood out of Egyptian politics.

Gen al Sisi is revered by workaday Egyptians who consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorst organization (as Americans do). Gen Al-Sisi drove blood-thirsty Muslims out of Egyptian politics and has vowed to rebuild the 63 Christian churches torched by the Muslim Brotherhood during the post-Morsi uprising.

Gen al Sisi, 58, received a masters degree from the U.S. War College in Carlisle, Pa, in 2006.

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BTW, Gen al-Sisi also holds the key to the murders in Benghazi........the Benghazi secrets Obama and Hillary will not divulge. B/c right now, sitting in an Egyptian jail is a man al-Sisi arrested for inciting terrorism. That man is Gehad al Hadad....once employed by the tax-exempt Clinton Foundation.

THE CLINTONS IN-HOUSE MUSLIM TERRORIST The Clintons tax-exempt foundation employed this guy--- Muslim Brotherhood activist Gehad al Haddad who was a Clinton employee AND M/B activits simultaneously. The stupid Clintons "knew nothing"----and did not even know "Gehad" is Farsi for "jihad."

Gehad also knows how the Muslim Brotherhood launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."

As far as I know, Egypt does not have any limitations on obtaining information from terrorists---like prohibiting waterboarding, etc.

Rest assured---we will know everything---all in good time.

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Egypt Charges Obama and Hillary with Conspiring with Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood
Conservative Tribune ^ | 06-16-2014 / FR Posted by Kevin in California

It should be remembered that while the Muslim Brotherhood was in charge in Egypt, Obama showered them with praise and provided billions of dollars in aid, arms, tanks and planes. Egypt hasn’t forgotten the support offered to the Muslim Brotherhood by Obama, and has now charged Obama and Hillary Clinton for conspiring and collaborating with them and their terrorist activities. (H/T Western Journalism)

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The Shariah compliant government of Brunei – whose Sultan has been on the receiving end of Hollywood protesters for his ownership stake in the Beverly Hills Hotel – has made significant contributions to the Clinton Foundation. ... Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah isn’t the only Muslim fundamentalist with connections to Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation. As Shoebat.com reported last year, Muslim Brotherhood member Gehad El-Haddad was arrested in Egypt and not only was the Chief of Staff to Khairat al-Shater, who is Deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood there, but El-Haddad was a Clinton Foundation employee.

In addition to El-Haddad, Hillary’s very close and longtime aide Huma Abedin is strongly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood as Shoebat.com has reported. Abedin’s mother is a leader with the Muslim Sisterhood and one of her co-leaders is the wife of imprisoned former President of Egypt, Mohammed Mursi, who is also Muslim Brotherhood.

8 posted on 06/18/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: markomalley

One way to stop this stuff REAL FAST: enact CCW for all women.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 4:42:41 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: markomalley

Bearded savages rape, maim, and murder. Keep them the hell out of our country!


10 posted on 06/18/2014 5:02:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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