More of the fruits of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential victory continue to appear in Egypt. As reported days after Muhammad Morsi was proclaimed president, self-styled “Sharia-enforcers,” not unlike those in Saudi Arabia, began roaming the streets of Egypt, attacking and killing those not deemed “moral” enough””including a 22-year-old student, who was stabbed to death by “bearded, religious Muslims,” for walking with his fiancÃ© and refusing to divulge their relationship.
Now more news and details are appearing in regards to what non-veiled women in Egypt are undergoing””which is unsurprising, considering that the Muslim brotherhood, from its inception, has been demanding that Egyptian women be veiled (minus “sex-slaves,” of course).
–Sharia Harassment’ Plagues Egyptian Women,” Al Monitor, July 4:
Several areas in Egypt are currently witnessing a rise in the phenomenon some are calling “Sharia harassment.” Veiled women, and often men as well, intimidate unveiled women and girls for not wearing clothing in line with the rules of Sharia law.
El-Badil newspaper quoted women and girls who confirmed that they had been harassed and intimidated after the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi won the presidential elections. “¦
The newspaper monitored the areas of Saida Zeinab, Saad Zaghloul and Nasiriyah, interviewing veiled and unveiled women. The newspaper pointed out that veiled women are criticizing other women and young girls for their clothing. Statements such as: “You will end up at home,” “Here’s someone who can make you wear the veil” and “Forget about pants, get ready for the veil,” are common expressions being used against the non-veiled. These girls are also subject to insults and verbal abuse.
Aya Mohammed, a housewife, said that she has heard veiled women tell girls on the metro, “We’ll see if Morsi will let you wear pants again.” For her part, Rania Sayed, a student living in Heliopolis, said that a man intercepted her as she was traveling to Mansoura to see her parents. “Get ready to wear the niqab. You better pay attention to the street before you are forced to stay at home,” he said.
Nibal Naji, a pharmacist, said that women are most often exposed to harassment in working-class areas”¦.