"Yeah, we poked, prodded, shocked, beat, humiliated and sexually assaulted the protesters," says the senior Egyptian General. "What of it? They're all whores, right? That's what you do with whores. You naive Westerners say they weren't prostitutes, but you weren't there. Hell, these women were standing next to men in Tahrir Square. What else would they be?"
That's the shorter version of this report from CNN:
The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It claimed female demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks.
At that time, Maj. Amr Imam said 17 women had been arrested but denied allegations of torture or "virginity tests."
But now a senior general who asked not to be identified said the virginity tests were conducted and defended the practice. "The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine," the general said. "These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs)."
Egypt has been set on fire, but in Pyongyang it’s still business as usual. An odd comparison, but consider this: an earnest, bilateral relationship that was cemented during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, which saw North Korea supply strategies, pilots, and fighter jets to Egypt, blossomed into highly profitable trade between the two countries that continues to this day. It wasn’t long after the war that Egypt’s air force commander, Chief Mubarak, scratched Kim Il Sung’s back with a fat SCUD missile, simultaneously opening the Middle East for thirty years of missile trade and hard currency imports with the DPRK.
With such excessive and enabling ties, it’s quizzical that Pyongyang remains in business with Cairo after the fall of Mubarak’s empire, and yet so it is. The largest employer in Egypt, Orascom Group, is also still heavily entrenched in North Korea’s economy. Although Orascom gained a degree of notoriety in 2008 when it resumed construction of Pyongyang’s failed monstrosity, it is Orascom’s investment in telecommunications that may represent the next generation of North...More >>
Muslims have attacked the church, within six exploding gas cylinders, crosses desecrated and destroyed the domes.
Army troops are stationed in Bromil, about 7 km from Soul, but for now they do not want to intervene. Three patrols arrived on the scene of the attack were sent back by the Muslims, saying that everything "was fine".
Note how this awful episode of sectarian barbarism began:
The incident was triggered by the relationship between a Coptic Christian, Ashraf Iskander, and a Muslim woman. The girl's father refused to sacrifice his daughter and kill the young Christian, despite pressure from the Islamic community.
The Propagandist's Contributing Writer Niklas Anzinger interviews protester (and first Egyptian conscientious objector) Maikel Nabil Sanad, who faced the repression of a desperate police state clinging to power up close over the past few days.
They arrested me while I was heading to El-Tahrir square. They said that they were preventing anyone to go there to end these demonstrations. They took me in a military Jeep No. 440700. The officer in this jeep beat me a lot. Then they took me to an intelligence office at Rabaa El-Adawya in Nasr City were they beat me again and sexually harassed me.
I was hearing screaming voices of people being tortured all the time. These were the most horrible days of my life.
Q. It is not the first time you got the attention of the state apparatus. Tell us about why you are consistently faced with aggressive attention of...More >>