◼ link - Atlas Shrugs
Finally the New York Times is reporting on the sexual assault of women in Egypt. Of course, they have to qualify it and deflect blame from the Muslim Brotherhood by saying that sexual assaults took place during the Mubarak regime, but that the police kept it quiet. Lol. They're actually attempting to norm this brutal and bloody violence against women by saying that it happened under Mubarak, sort of -- it's just that nobody knew about it.
Still, they admit that after Mubarak left, so did the security police, and that since then, these attacks have gotten more brazen, more bold, and more violent.
There is an element of soft bigotry in the Times's low expectations of Egyptian men -- as if the understanding is that these men are savages. The Times speaks of these attacks as if they are to be expected. Urbane, savage media.
And the great tragedy is that the majority of these attacks are not reported, because the understanding is that these women deserve it -- because they were out and the Muslim Brotherhood government basically says that they brought it on themselves.
This is what we can come to expect from these Islamic governments that take over from secular governments. This is progress under Islam.
Even the New York Times headline is deceiving and dissembling. It's about who is to blame? Really? Who's to blame? The raping men. Who's to blame? The Islamic culture that sees women as sex slaves or property....
◼ Rise in Sexual Assaults in Egypt Sets Off Clash Over Blame - MAYY EL SHEIKH and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK/New York Times
...In the aftermath, victims of other sexual assaults around Tahrir Square over the last two years have come forward as well. “When I see Mohamed Mahmoud Street on television from home, my hand automatically grabs my pants,” Yasmine Al Baramawy said in a television interview, recalling her own attack last November.
She and a friend were each surrounded by two separate rings of attackers, she said. Some claimed to be protecting her from others but joined in the attack. They used knives to cut most of the clothes off her body and then pinned her half-naked to the hood of a car. And they continued to torment her on a slow, hourlong drive to a nearby neighborhood, where, she said, residents finally interceded to rescue her.
“They told people I had a bomb on my abdomen to stop anybody from rescuing me,” Ms. Baramawy said.
The attacks have underscored the failure of the Morsi government, with its links to the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, to restore social order. The comments by the president’s Islamist allies blaming the women have proved embarrassing....