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Egypt’s Islamists Obsessed not Only With Power, but Sex too

Far from being the guardians of modesty and public morality, the Islamists are the worst offenders of sexual deviance and inappropriate public behavior.
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Egypt’s Islamists have been exhibiting a relentless control over their country. First with President Morsi’s granting to himself sweeping powers, then enforcing a constitution that eliminates the opposition and isolates religious minorities and then by harassing the media with a court ruling that imposes a month-long suspension on YouTube. Their lust for power is apparently not their only vice; evidence suggests they are also obsessed with sex and controlling women’s bodies.

The Arabic website of the Russian state news channel , Russia Today, reported for example, that the Consular General of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Khirat Al-Shatir, had married a 21-year-old Syrian model through an “unofficial marriage decree,” known in Egypt as “Orfi.”

Orfi marriage, according to the report, is a marriage documented only by a mere non-government-registered hand-written marriage decree, which in effect, gives the husband sexual privileges with his young Syrian wife while securing for her none of the rights of marriage.  According to the “decree,” Al-Shatir paid the young model one million U.S. Dollars as a dowry to confirm that “any offspring resulting from this reunion will become a legitimate heir to Al-Sahtir’s wealth,” thereby excluding the wife herself from inheritance.

According to the Muslim Brotherhood’s hierarchy, Al-Shatir is president Morsi’s leader and Murshid or “Guidance-provider.”

In June 2012, a Salafist parliament member Ali Wanees was arrested along with a young woman for indecent exposure in a car. An audio recording of the incident was leaked to the Egyptian media.  In the recoding, a police officer can be heard ranting “I swear to almighty God I would have thought she was his daughter.” While the young woman kept exclaiming, “He was going to marry me…he was going to marry me!”

Wanees belongs to a group which calls for the implementation of Sharia law, according to which, he should be stoned to death for committing adultery. Nonetheless, his Salafist followers in the Egyptian government have not been calling for him to be punished according to Sharia.

Furthermore, some of Egypt’s top Islamists officials have been making sexist statements to the media. In September 2012, Salah Abdul Maksoud, Egypt’s Information Minister and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was interviewed by Palestinian-Syrian TV anchor, Zeina Yazji. As Yazji began asking questions, Maksoud commented, “I hope your questions are not as hot as you are!” Maksoud is in charge of Egypt’s state media and oversees the government’s public image.

In February of this year, Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kindil, also a Muslim Brotherhood member, was asked on television about the economic conditions of rural areas. He failed to address the economic woes, but did say, “I know the Egyptian rural area of Bani Sweif, women there are so ignorant that they breast-feed their babies without cleaning their breasts causing the babies to have diarrhoea,” adding, “women in Bani Sweif who go out to bathe in public ponds get raped too.” While Kindil’s off-point responses resulted in the secular opposition movement seeking to sue him for his demeaning comments, there are no signs that his boss, Morsi, is unhappy with him.

Egypt’s Islamists’ sex-obsession even extends to Egyptian men.  Take the case of Bassem Youssef, dubbed Egypt’s Jon Stewart with his political comedy show “El Bernameg.”  Youssef has been a fearless critic of the ruling Islamists in Egypt.  As a result, Youssef has come under a ruthless defamation campaign by the Islamists.  One of those is Abu Islam– a Salafist preacher and a TV anchor on Al-Omah Islamist television.

Abu Islam publically addressed Bassem Youssef in his “religious” show which is watched regularly by the average Egyptian household.  Abu Islam told Youssef he was “so pretty he had to wear a Burkka,” because “you are prettier than women with your hairless face”.  In Egyptian culture, these comments are a subliminal indication that Bassem Youssef was to be sexually pursed by men.  As Abu Islam put it, “We [men] are not allowed to look at your pretty face according to Sharia.”

To further insult Youssef, Abu Islam even spoke about female genitalia in details and mentioned Youssef’s wife: “Do you know what a **** is Bassem? I am sure you know; it is the little thing right above your wife’s genitalia.”

If such language was used by a Christian priest on a Christian TV network, Islamists all over the world would have been flooding YouTube with it as proof of Christianity being vulgar.

Earlier this month, the same Abu Islam said on live television that it was justified to rape and molest women protesting against the Islamists in Tahrir Square, as they were “crusaders” who “have no shame, no fear and not even feminism.” According to him, they were “naked women who went to Tahrir Square…because they want to be raped.”

Indeed, several Egyptian media outlets have been reporting that Egypt’s Islamists have been sexually assaulting female opposition members.

It seems therefore, that far from being the guardians of modesty and public morality, the Islamists are the worst offenders of sexual deviance and inappropriate public behavior.

About the Author: Mudar Zahran is the Secretrary General of the Jordanian Coalition of Opposition, a known Jordanian- Palestinian politician and writer, who now resides in the UK as a political refugee. His writings regularly appear in Arab, Israeli, and American publications.


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9 Responses to “Egypt’s Islamists Obsessed not Only With Power, but Sex too”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What do people expect from a religion founded by a male who had intercourse with a 9 year old!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What do people expect from a religion founded by a male who had intercourse with a 9 year old!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What do people expect from a religion founded by a male who had intercourse with a 9 year old!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What do people expect from a religion founded by a male who had intercourse with a 9 year old!

  5. Huda Jaber says:

    The story you mention is NOT true, and there is no proof such a thing happened.

  6. Huda Jaber: denying the truth doesn't make it disappear. Here's more truth you won't like:

    To begin with, Islamic women are victims of one of the most hideous, barbaric rituals – female genital mutilation. Treated no better than sheep, these untermenschen are forever demoralized and deprived of education, have no equality to men under the law, play no formal role in government, may take no action against spousal abuse or other forms of gender violence, and may receive no medical treatment without a man's consent. Women may not undertake domestic or foreign travel alone, qualify for inheritance equal to her brothers, expect a monogamous marriage to the man of her own choosing, keep her children in the event of divorce or widowhood, drive a car or sit in the front seat.

    The everyday insults to women are to be constantly imprisoned in a shroud, never to feel the warmth of the desert sun or a light zephyr on her skin, and confined to wearing clothing that hampers her ability to run from the frequent attacker or rapist. Any breach of the repressive rules may result in her admonishment, a beating, or being stoned to death, because the man's strength and status are deemed divinely ordained. And, adding insult to injury, how best to show the value of their women and children than when they are positioned as shields at a rocket-launching pad to be included in the body-count accusation against Israel's retaliatory efforts.

    Because of Islamic decrees of severe segregation for women (apartheid), many older men "of status" engage in homosexual sex while denying their homosexuality – "Women are for children, boys are for pleasure." This is prevalent, and what could be more damaging and frightening for a prepubescent young boy ("who do not have facial hair") than having to yield to rape and sodomy by a male adult, and relinquishing his childhood of play, creativity and independent thinking to an indoctrination of hate and militaristic exercises that may lead to his own death by explosion?

    The more females and sexuality are demonized, and the amicable, respectful interaction between the sexes suppressed, the greater the increase of homosexuality between men and the abuse of boys by older men. Gender apartheid fosters a vicious misogyny where men may become physically ill at the sight of women, and rape young boys who experience deep humiliation and emasculation, which explains why terrorists sexually mutilate their male victims and attack women worldwide. Living without harmony, affection or equality, they surrender their humanity and willingly mutilate and violate others as they have been violated, their rage increasing, and they lust for death, when they will finally receive what they are forbidden in life.

  7. FYI RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Fascinating! The media keeps quoting the Sura which paraphrases the mishna in Sanhedrin about the value of human life. This video shows that the Sura is a directive to the Jews and that the Sura validates/implies that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews.

    The video then goes on to the next verse which is a directive to the Muslims advocating.
    death and mutilation to those who disagree with Islam.

    Not being familiar with the Koran, it was an eye opener not only seeing the first verse in context, but seeing the verse which follows it advocating terrorist behaviors.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  9. Anonymous says:

    IT IS TIME TO CREATE RABBIS FOR PAMELA GELLER.

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG. SHAME ON THE CANADIAN POLICE. WHERE ARE THE RABBIS WITH BATZIM. I am not afraid to speak out, I AM NOT A COWARD. I HAVE SERVED AS A POLICE CHAPLAIN FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS AND NOW HAVE RANK OF CAPTAIN. Pamela Geller was invited by me to speak in my synagogue and I did not back down when threatened. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong. Beth-El – YouTube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWbiRUdRHg

    Apr 15, 2013… Pamela Geller speaks in Edison, NJ at Cong…. was asked by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg to give her address at his Congregation Beth-El…

    The politically incorrect truth about ISLAM.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

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