Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in Egypt and gang rapes continue to shock the country. Where does this excessive violence come from?
When was she first sexually harassed? Nour energetically sips her mint lemonade through a straw. “When I was eight,” she says, as she eyes a passing group of young men who are talking boisterously and blatantly staring at her.
It’s a hot and humid evening in downtown Cairo. The air is filled with the usual sound of hundreds of blaring car horns, and Nour has to speak loudly to make herself heard above the din. Unlike many Egyptian women who suffer in silence, though, she is determined to speak — and be heard.
She recalls going to the Shubra area east of the Nile to buy drawing paper for school, when she ran into a roughly 60-year-old man struggling with two heavy shopping bags. “Give me a hand!” he said to her, and Nour dutifully carried the bags to his house. On the way there, the man placed a hand on her shoulder. Then she says his hands wandered across her entire body. “I simply froze,” Nour says. “He wanted to take me to his apartment. That’s when I started crying.”
Egyptian-Italian girl beaten to death in Nottingham. Why aren’t we hearing more about what would normally be automatically labelled a likely racist, Islamophobic hate crime?
As John Derbyshire alerted us to on Friday in White (Egyptian) Girl Beaten To Death By Ten Black Girls In Britain–MSM Suppressesthe March 14 death of 18-year old Mariam Moustafa from injuries inflicted on February 20 by a group of Black “British” women has been receiving the full scale repression treatment by the British Deep State. Egypt Today reported the day after her death Amid lack of information, western media reach to Egypt’s websites:
CAIRO — On an island in the Suez Canal, a towering AK-47 rifle, its muzzle and bayonet pointed skyward, symbolizes one of Egypt’s most enduring alliances. Decades ago, North Korea presented it to Egypt to commemorate the 1973 war against Israel, when North Korean pilots fought and died on the Egyptian side.
But now the statue has come to signify another aspect of Egypt’s ties to North Korea: a furtive trade in illegal weapons that has upset President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s otherwise cozy relationship with the United States, set off a painful cut in military aid and drawn unremitting scrutiny from United Nations inspectors.
Lawmakers in Egypt are seriously considering passing a law that would make atheism illegal.
Blasphemy is already illegal in Egypt, and people are frequently arrested for insulting or defaming religion under the country’s strict laws. The newly proposed rule would make it illegal for people not to believe in God, even if they don’t talk about it.
“The phenomenon [of atheism] is being promoted in society as freedom of belief, when this is totally wrong,” Amro Hamroush, head of Egypt’s Parliament’s committee on religion, said when he introduced the bill in late December.
CAIRO, Egypt, January 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A brave Coptic mother sacrificed her life to save her two daughters during the December 29 terrorist attack targeting Christians at a church in Cairo.
Nermin Sadik, 32, pushed her daughters, Nesma, 11, and Karin, 7, away when she saw the gunman at Saint Mina Coptic Church. Sadik then fell to the ground.
“After falling, the terrorist looked angrily at a necklace on my mother’s neck and then took out a weapon and fired several bullets at us,” Sadik’s elder daughter Nesma, said. “One of them hit my mother.”
Nesma said that the terrorist tried to kill her and her sister, but as the girls’ mother died, she held her daughters in her arms to protect them from the gunfire.
CAIRO (Reuters) – A masked gunman shot dead two Christian brothers at their alcohol shop south of Cairo on Monday, security sources said.
The incident took place just days after attacks on a Coptic church and another Christian-owned shop also south of the Egyptian capital that killed more than 10 people, as security forces brace for attacks against the Arab world’s largest Christian minority ahead of Orthodox Christmas celebrations.
The gunman used a rifle in the attack, shooting at the shop from outside after pulling up on a motorcycle, two security sources said. The attacker fled the scene afterwards.
CAIRO – Egyptian security officials say 15 people have been arrested in connection with an attack on an unlicensed Christian church south of the capital, Cairo.
The officials said those arrested Sunday were 12 Muslims and three Christians suspected of involvement in Friday’s violence.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators stormed the church after Friday prayers, according to the local diocese, who said they wrecked some of its fittings while chanting anti-Christian slogans and calling for its demolition.
CAIRO – 24 December 2017: Egypt has handed to the United Kingdom a new document that proves the Muslim Brotherhood’s implication in the terrorist attacks that took place in London.
Britain is anticipated to reach a firm decision in regards to designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group in the first half of 2018, a high-ranking source revealed exclusively to Egypt Today on Sunday.
The source stated that this document disclosed that the Muslim Brotherhood has exploited charitable organizations in London to send money to Egyptian groups in Syria and these groups came back from Syria to Sinai to purchase weapons and carry out terrorist operations against the Egyptian armed forces there.
Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators assaulted an unlicensed church south of Cairo, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country’s Coptic minority.
The incident took place after Friday prayers when demonstrators gathered outside the building and stormed it. The demonstrators chanted hostile slogans and called for the church’s demolition, the diocese in Atfih said. The demonstrators destroyed the church’s contents and assaulted Christians inside before security personnel arrived and dispersed them.
The wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital but didn’t elaborate.
A radical Christian terror group calling itself the Sons of Jesus has claimed responsibility for the Egyptian mosque bombing in late November, but the claim has inspired skepticism among terror analysts, who believe the attribution — and the group itself — may be a rare example of an ISIS false flag.
In what has become known as Egypt’s most destructive terror attack in recent history, 25 to 30 militants detonated a bomb inside the Al Rawda Sufi mosque in the small town of Bir al-Abed on Nov. 24 and began firing at worshipers fleeing the scene. The attack left 311 worshipers dead and 128 more injured.