Sexual harrassment of foreigners the rule, NOT the exception, in muslim Egypt

by Kal El on August 20, 2008 · 4 comments

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No shock there, Egyptian men have no self control or respect for women, just like their chosen one, Muhammad.

(ANSAmed) – CAIRO, AUGUST 19 – A total 98% of foreign women visiting or living in Egypt are victims of several kinds of sexual harassment and 66.1% of them got an unpleasant impression of the Egyptian society due to the negative experience, but not so bad that they will avoid going back to the country. Only 7.0% of them said that they had no intention of going back to Egypt and 4.6% will warn their friends, exhorting them not to visit the country of Pyramids. The above was stated in a research of the “Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR)”, released today in Cairo and conducted under the campaign “Make our streets safer for everyone”, which specifically aims at opposing sexual harassment and at condemning the risk that this behaviour might cause a strong reduction in the number of tourists, with disastrous economic consequences. In a study released in the last weeks of July, the Centre had informed that 82% of Egyptian women report to have been subjected to unpleasant attention by men, on the street, in public places or on transport vehicles. Without analysing the reasons for the greater impact of the phenomenon on foreign women, ECWR’s president, Nehad Abul Komsan, suggested that the authorities install street cameras to be able to identify the authors of the harassments and to obtain at the same time a deterring effect, like it happens already in some centres of India and the United Arab Emirates At the presentation of the study there were also MPs like Mohsen Radi, exponent of the Muslim Brotherhood, who remarked how the aggressors “do not spare even the God-fearing women, wearing the hijab (the veil on the head) or the niqab (which exposes only the eyes)”. “The majority of the victims refuse to report the aggressions. I will involve the Parliament to understand why this happens”, he pointed out. Even on the workplaces harassment is widespread, according to economist Hamdi Abdelazeem, who focused on the abuse of power which is often exercised by managers and businessmen over their female employees. (ANSAmed).

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  • sharonbillu

    Of course they are harrassed – These men don't EVER get to see a woman unless she's foreign. All others are covered head to toe. You can't blame them for acting like Monkeys – it's like seeing your first snowfall. You are excited/giddy/nervous and don't know how to act appropriately. The shame in all this is that I know a wonderful lady from Iran who said 25 years ago when she lived there, they didn't have these stupid problems. Imagine: Women were allowed on beaches and wore bikinis and were happy. There are of course slutty/free women in EVERY culture but these muslims take it too far.

    Oh and by the way, I'm not a muslim or a Christian. I come from a smaller indian religion called Sikhism and I'll tel l you that this was a religion that came from the days when dirty muslims were raping women in India and the Sikhs were born to rebel against them and to protect all who needed protection. It's disgusting to think of how many muslim women were saved from their own fathers and brothers by Sikhs.

    • hellosnackbar

      The Sikhs God bless 'em;the people who've been railing against Islam for centuries.
      A Sikh lady I met said (after I posed the question would she ever marry a Muslim) I would rather die of rabies.
      Such admiration for the religion of peace.

      • JEWHAWK

        ” I would rather die of rabies. “

        This testimonial is quite enough for me to begin to admire the Sikhs.
        Anyone who could speak such words should be praised.

        I wonder what sort of terrible things were inflicted by the muslim plague upon
        the Hindus and Sikhs under islamic yoke.

        • hellosnackbar

          One of the saddest events that occurred immediately after 911 was a Sikh murdered by some stupid American;because he thought a turban denoted a Muslium.
          The ignorant fool did not know that he had killed a member of the oldest Muslim loathers on the planet.