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Egyptian women are the primary victims of sexual violence, and ultimately they are the intended recipients of the message: Stay home, your input in government and politics is not wanted.
Opinion: Why Egyptian protestors welcome the support of the army
Raping foreign journalists -- guaranteed to attract global attention -- is merely a more efficient way of getting that message across.
When Egyptians overthrew the dictator, the Muslim Brotherhood took advantage of public hatred of the dictator to ally him with Western progressive ideals, including gender equality. Out went the nongovernmental organizations that worked to make divorce easier and inheritance laws fairer. In came the thugs who stripped and beat women in the streets.
Granted, some of these crimes against women were committed by the military and the police themselves, as women like Mona Eltahawy (a journalist whose arms were broken by soldiers) and Samira Ibrahim (a young protester who sued the government, accusing an army doctor of submitting her to a forced "virginity test") have reported.
Dina Zakaria, an Egyptian journalist, reported that the men who raped the Dutch journalist last week called themselves "revolutionists." That label should surprise no one.
If one fervently believes women should stay inside their homes and out of the business of public life, what better way to accomplish that than rampant sexual harassment and sexual assault in a country in which women's virginity and honor is the sine qua non of female participation in society?
This whole situation of immigrants is absolutely absurd.
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: SergeantSmoke
If you come from a culture that treats females as bonded servants, when they get to a culture where women walk and dress as they like, I am afraid they have not got the mental disciplines bred in place to restrain themselves. So who's fault is it, and what is the remedy.
So who's fault is it, and what is the remedy.
originally posted by: Siddharta
a reply to: Whatever08152
Yeap, echt jetzt.
I never would vote for the Christdemokrats, but Merkel was the only one who actively tried to solve the problems: Greece, Putin and refugees. All other leaders were hidden and are still hiding behind their armchairs, afraid to make the wrong decisions. Even worse: They are afraid they could lose voters to the extreme right.
And the less those leaders do, the more success the extreme right has. Poland and Hungary are lost right now. France and Britain have strong right parties. Even the Skandinavians are leaning more and more right. And in the US an elephant in the porcelaine shop is successful with his sounding the trumpet.
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: anonentity
So who's fault is it, and what is the remedy.
I would start with making it clear that if they are unable, or unwilling, to respect the culture, the people, the rules, and the laws, of the host country, then they will not be allowed entry into the country.
As far as who is at fault, it is totally the fault of the perpetrator. Of course I would also hold responsible the enablers that sanctioned entry of the criminal in the first place.
Accountability for crimes perpetrated, goes a long way in reining in the culprits and reducing the crimes.
All asylum seekers guilty of crimes with sentences of incarceration, should be shipped back to their home country. If they are incarcerated in their home country, or put to death, then that is on them.
It makes no sense in paying criminals to stay in your country to terrorize your citizens, and destroy your country.
The thing is in their culture, the type of female who dresses in what they would consider a sexually provocative manner, is considered easy. Their mothers and sisters, have been conditioned to dress in a very covered up way. The moment a hot blooded young Arab man hits the western streets they don't realise that the dress code has a totally different nuance. Most western men wont have this problem. Nor have they lived in a sexually deprived atmosphere, which is medieval to our way of thinking . Their has been no sexual revolution in Islam . Nor will their ever be. So if you have this way of thinking indoctrinated into you from a very young age, on the absolute roles of men and women, along with appropriate dress codes, the likely hood of ever changing is remote because its being reinforced by the faith. Of course this then leads to a thinking of moral superiority, where you can do anything you like to infidels, because their is no punishment from the superior being. The radical side of Islam, has brainwashed many generations, into this type of indoctrination, from the very start of the Muslim creed. That's from Barbary Pirates until the present, essentially poor people who have very little can be seduced with a feeling of the empowerment of moral superiority.
We are to blame for letting them come in, and causing a refugee crisis of these proportions. This wont end happily for either side, simply because the European is easy going up to a certain point, and from that point onward will do whatever is required to re-establish equity, the holocaust killed six million because of a perceived inequity, and Germany was a cultured country.