Thousands of Egyptians are protesting President Mohamed Morsi’s dictatorial power grab today in Tahrir Square. They are up against a crackdown by police as well as the Muslim Brotherhood. Female protesters, however, face an additional threat: sexual assault. Since CBS correspondent Lara Logan was brutally raped while covering the Arab Spring in early 2011, Egypt has seen an uptick in sexual assaults on women during mass demonstrations in Tahrir Square, and it appears that women participating in today’s protest are at risk:

Women should be free to assemble and speak freely without fear of bodily harm. We pray for their safety.

  • Steve_J

    Wasn’t that also occurring during the anti-Mubarak demonstrations in Tahrir Square?

    • TocksNedlog

      With — most likely — the same perpetrators.

  • yahneverknow


  • TocksNedlog

    Yeah, but was it “RAPE rape”?

    • 5n4k33y35


  • Joe W.

    Ah, those “moderate” & “peaceful” Muzzies….in the news again, eh??? Allahu akbar…unless you are female…

  • Marsh626

    Typical muslim reality denial.

    These activists are supposed to be the hipster, “progressive”, feminist, “liberal”, secularists of Egypt. Yet they supported the Muslim Brotherhood during the elections and blamed all looting and the other bad news reports on “undercover plain clothes Mubarak thugs”. Now they’re blaming “Morsi thugs” for all the rapes going on at their protests…

    There will never be any real progress in the muslim world because islam is the most powerful and evil retrograding force in all of human history, because muslims have low IQs and they refuse to face up to the ugly realities plaguing their [lack of] societies.

    Let these news reports serve as a warning to Western countries who for some unknown reason have to decided to mass import these 3rd world muslim barbarians to our countries.

    The results have been predictable…

    Let these reports also serve as a warning to moronic Western females (and Males) who think it will be fun to spend their tourism dollars in the 3rd world…

    • Sad Chestertonian

      I despise wahibists as much as you do, bit I distinguish them from non wahibist Muslims, just as I distinguish between Fred Phelps and the Pope. Failing to acknowledge such gross differences is ludicrous.

  • DeBaliviere

    Muzzies rape?!? Those aren’t the muzzies I know! OK, actually they are.

  • DeBaliviere

    If Egyptian men are raping women, there must be a goat shortage in country.

  • Guest

    Cave people had their chance and blew it.
    Now go and crawl under your rock and stay there.

  • Conrad2010

    Cave people had their chance @ society and blew it.
    Now go and crawl back under your rock and stay there.

  • 5n4k33y35
    • 5n4k33y35

      I don’t believe either one of them.

  • Maria

    Sickening and unforgivable. My heart goes out to those women. Hope the ones demonstrating will be all right.

  • mohan1950

    Policewoman were sexually assaulted at Azad Maiden in Mumbai by Muslim goons as well! Islam is a sexually repressed religion and it’s followers are always in search of that proverbial virgin!

  • SineWaveII

    The real “war on women” rages on, not that anyone cares. It’s not like an Egyptian said “binders of women” or anything important like that.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    You know.
    There has been a phrase I’ve been hearing so much lately my bp has risen 14pts and refuses to come down (I can’t get it out of my mind so the anger is fresh & constant…).

    I hate the phrase:

    sexual harassment/rapes are getting out way way out of control

    I an fairly sure the writer doesn’t mean that.
    “Way way out of control carries the supposition that there is an acceptable number, >0, where they would be in control!

    Rape is never acceptable. By that I mean the quantity equals zero.

    The punishment for rape should be slow castration, un-sharpened instruments, no anesthetic and a sandwichboard, 24/7:
    “I am a rapist: a subhuman worm.
    I’m afraid of little girls(boys)– so I hurt them!
    Please throw rotted garbage on me!”

    and, yes, I’m not kidding.

  • David Wilson

    Why would they be near the square in the first place? This isn’t Times Square after all.

  • Constance

    What’s with the sexual assaults on women by these so-called religious men? What, they get in a crowd, and they suddenly can’t control themselves? Do they get out of evening prayers and then gather to rape and abuse women? What is this nonsense?