We take no responsibility for the content on any website which we link to, please use your own discretion while surfing the links.Egyptian police have arrested seven men for sexually assaulting women at celebrations marking President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s inauguration, after outrage sparked by a graphic video of the attacks which circulated on social networks.
The famed French commander had full belief that his declared position would be appreciated by the Egyptians, and indeed it was, for some time.Simply not understanding how the allure of such lovely creatures could be resisted, overnight Egypt was filled with all sorts of anecdotes about the “impotent” French commander, his misfortunate wife and his undoubtedly effeminate troops.The frustration of the Egyptian population with the French occupation found its only outlet in an expression of patriotism through sexuality.The video was authenticated by a security official, who said that police had arrested seven men for attacking and stripping the 19-year-old student, according to Agence France-Presse. It said it had documented five cases of sexual assault by mobs, with four victims needing medical aid on Sunday.The woman was transferred to a hospital and prosecutors had been asked to investigate the attack, the official said, alleging the seven were also involved in three other cases of sexual harassment. Egypt has been plagued by rampant sexual harassment cases, with more than 99 percent of women subjected to some form of such abuse, the United Nations said in a study issued last year.Women in the North African country said that they are harassed regardless of whether they wear conservative Islamic attire or Western-style clothes.
But since the revolution that toppled long-time president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the problem has worsened, with women now being regularly attacked during rallies by groups of men in and around Tahrir Square.
Last week, outgoing interim President Adly Mansour signed a law criminalizing sexual harassment.
Those found guilty of the offence now face large fines and long jail terms.
Instead of acting sensibly and dismissing this as a trifle matter, he banned the dolls and issued edicts threatening to punish anyone who dared telling jokes or laugh at his expense.
But as usually happens and as autocratic rulers always fail to learn, the banning of the anecdotes only served to give them more popularity; the jokes multiplied turning into an apparent form of civil resistance, and the local populace gained assurance knowing that they can challenge the occupation and still get away with it.
As their fellow Egyptians throughout history have done since the time of the Pharaohs, whenever civil resistance proved costly, their alternative was to resort to satire.