CAIRO: It lasted only a few minutes, but by the end Wafa’a, a 33-year-old maid working in downtown Cairo, was left in shambles. By the time Bikyamasr.com arrived, she was in tears and her clothes nearly torn off, revealing her bra. She attempted to cover herself with a shawl she had in her bag.
According to the cleaning woman, after leaving the flat where she cleans on a daily basis, just off Qasr el-Aini street, she headed toward the main street, but was surrounded by three young men who began taunting her.
“They just came to me and started yelling. They called me nigger and other horrible things,” she began, trying to calm her shaking hands. “They they started grabbing me. My breasts and my crouch. One said he would rape me.”
She said that those on the street nearby did nothing and didn’t intervene as she was attacked. Finally, a young man shoved the others away and protected her.
“Without him, I don’t know what would have happened,” she said, still in obvious shock.
Sexual violence in Egypt is nothing new and has been on the rise dramatically since the January 2011 uprising that ousted the former government. (Continue Reading.)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sexual Assaults an Increasing Problem in Egypt
And here I thought that the Muslim Brotherhood would put an end to the problems associated with secularism. Why are sexual assaults increasing as the influence of Islam increases?