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Professor Suspended for Sexual Harassment

Aligarh Muslim University SymbolThe Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Thursday suspended a Law Department professor following a complaint of sexual harassment against him by a girl student of LLM first year.  

AMU registrar Group Captain Shahrukh Shamshad confirmed that Professor Mohammad Shabbir has been suspended on charges of misconduct following complaint by a student pursuing LLM first year. 

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Professor Shabbir could not be reached for comment. 

According to sources, the university had suspended Professor Shabbir on similar charges of sexual harassment eight years ago on a complaint of US-based university girl student who had come on a visit. After going back to the US, she had lodged a complaint with the US embassy in this regard which was forwarded to the AMU authorities. Shabbir was suspended on the charges then as well. After four months, the inquiry had given him a clean chit and his suspension was revoked. 

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Egyptian Muslim Gang Rapes Christian Girl. 

Egyptian Coptics prayingA disturbing video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows what appears to be an angry Muslim crowd in Upper Egypt beating and stripping two Coptic Christian women in broad daylight in a rural area.

The video opens with a crowd shouting “Nasara” (Christians) before the two women are set upon by this crowd.
The video shows many passers-by having no visible reaction to the events. The accents of the attackers seem to support claims that the attack happened in Upper Egypt.

After the video was circulated, some said the incident occurred in Farshout in Qena Governorate in 2009, following accusations that a Coptic Christian, Girgis Baroumi Girgis, had raped a Muslim girl. The accusation sparked widespread sectarian clashes, with Muslims burning and destroyed dozens of shops belonging to Copts in Farshout’s al-Koum al-Ahmar village.

However, Amir Saraf, a journalist from Qena, denied that the attack in the video happened in Farshout.

Speaking to Egypt Independent, Saraf said he was pretty sure that the attack didn’t occur in Farshout because he was covering the aftermath of the rape and claimed “stuff like that (the mob stripping women) didn’t happen.”

Meanwhile, church leaders say the 2009 attack took place in Assiut Governorate’s Qanater Dairout district.

They said the women were set upon after attending the Dairout Diocese. The police eventually rescued them.

They contend that a video was circulated about a relationship between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman, which sparked violence. The Coptic man’s father was killed, however, the defendants were acquitted, they claim.

The video was originally uploaded by someone named Mina Mouris, whose Youtube account name switched to James Knowing. The account has been removed now and the video was removed by the original user later on Tuesday but many have downloaded it, and a mirror copy was uploaded on an account owned by someone who often expresses Islamophobic sentiments.

The description of the video says that “This clip filmed by proud Muslims, raping a Coptic Christian girl while her mother tries to protect her, in broad daylight in the streets near a large market in Upper Egypt. The chants of ‘Allah Akbar’ are all too common when seeing this barbaric behavior.”

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Islamic Sharia law says that the rape of non-believer’s women (and using them as sex slaves) is legal and sunnah, or permitted by Mohammed.  That’s why it is done and even, encouraged as war booty.

 

What’s the Arabic for “Chutzpah”? Muslim Murderer of Two Women Complains About Press Coverage

Turkish murderer of two women wondering why he can't kill women who reject him.A confessed Turkish killer of two Irish women asked for reporters to be banned from his trial because media reports were “depressing him”.

The request came shortly after the defendant, former waiter Recep Cetin, admitted the charges of murdering Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, both 53 and from Newry, Co Down, in August 2011, at the Fifth High Criminal Court in Izmir, Turkey.

Recep Cetin, appearing in court alongside his alleged accomplice father, Erup Cetin, appealed for the media to be banned because of the effect reports were having on his mental health.

He complained he was being treated like, “a Christian, an atheist or communist” in the trial.

“I am a Muslim. My father is innocent, yet he has been in prison for one and a half years. Camera records show my father was not at the scene,” he added.

Cetin claimed he was suffering from depression because of media coverage of the case and called for the court to remove reporters from the courtroom.

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Did the Muslim Brotherhood Pay to Have Women Assaulted at Protests?

Lara Logan in Tahrir Square in 2007

Lara Logan in Tahrir Square in 2007

Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting inCairo’sTahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said.

They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.

Around 200,000 people gathered yesterday in Tahrir Square, the heart of last year’s revolution which toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

But amid the calls for democracy a sinister threat has emerged. Magda Adly, the director of the Nadeem Centre for Human Rights, said that under Mubarak, the Government paid thugs to beat male protestors and sexually assault women.

‘This is still happening now,’ she told The Times. ‘I believe thugs are being paid money to do this … the Muslim Brotherhood have the same political approaches as Mubarak,’ she said.

One protestor, Yasmine, told the newspaper how she had been in the square filming the demonstrations for a few hours when the crowd suddenly turned.

Before she knew what was happening, about 50 men had surrounded her and began grabbing her breasts. She said they ripped off her clothes, starting with her headscarf and for nearly an hour, indecently assaulted her with their hands.

A few men tried to help her but they were beaten away. Eventually some residents who had seen the attack from their windows came to her aid and an elderly couple pulled her into their home. She suffered internal injuries and was unable to walk for a week.

Four of Yasmine’s friends were also sexually assaulted in the square that day, in the summer.

Afaf el-Sayed, a journalist and activist, told the newspaper she was assaulted by a group of men while protesting in Tahrir Square just over a month ago and she was sure her attackers were ‘thugs from the Muslim Brotherhood’.

In February 2011 the correspondent for the American network CBS, Lara Logan, endured a half-hour sexual assault inTahrir Squareby a group of men. She said after the ordeal that she had been ‘raped with their hands’.

While the exact frequency of these attacks is unknown, activists have reported nearly 20 attacks in the last ten days and say there has been a dramatic increase in mob sex attacks on protestors in the last year.

Most attacks take place in one particular corner of the square, at roughly the same time every evening, and usually starts with a group of men forming a human chain around women as if to protect them.

Yasmine said she was almost sure the assault was planned. She managed to throw her camera to a friend and was able to watch the footage later. She told The Times: ‘Just before the attack it looks like men are getting into position. They look like they’re up to something, they don’t look like random protestors.’

The newspaper spoke to two men who admitted they were paid to target female protestors. Victor and Tutu, both in their thirties, said they operate in a group of around 65 local men and got paid between £10 and £20 a time. But they would not reveal who pays them.

‘We’re told to go out and sexually harass girls so they leave the demonstration,’ Victor told The Times. He said the aim was to cause disruption and instil fear in protesters. He said members of the public sometimes joined in. 

Read the rest: Muslim Brotherhood Paying Gangs to Assault Women Protesters in Egypt 

And read more about this travesty: Egyptian Women Assaulted at March Against Sexual Harassment.

Sexual Harassment of Women on the Rise in Egypt: Heading Toward the Burka?

Eye of HorusThe young men in bright yellow vests spot one: a middle-aged man inside the “women only” subway car of the metro. One holds the door open while another admonishes him. “You have to get off,” says the young man, grabbing the elder man’s hand and guiding him out.

On the platform, a shouting match erupts between the middle-aged man and the members of the new volunteer patrol cracking down on an epidemic of sexual harassment of women in public.

 “I was with my family!” the middle-aged man cries out. “Now, how am I going to find them?”

Abdel Fattah Mahmoud, the team leader, tries to cool tempers. “You have to understand that men are simply not allowed in the women-only car,” he explains, easing him away from the other volunteers.

A sort of secular liberal morality police, the patrol coalesced through social media websites in response to blatant and apparently rising physical and verbal molestation of women in public spaces throughout Egypt that is discouraging their participation in civic life. Most harassment incidents take place between 7am and 2pm as women go to work or school, a 2010 study funded by the EU and the UN Population Fund concluded.

The patrol chimes with the self-starting spirit of last year’s revolution, which some fear may have encouraged the lawlessness contributing to a perceived rise in the already high incidence of sexual harassment cases.

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Sexual Harassement in Egypt

Sexual harassment in Islam is an on-going problem, especially in Egypt.  And it will always be a major problem because women are seen as second class citizens and possessions by their fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles, any male in the sphere of dar al Islam.

Here’s an al Jazeera video about this subject.

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