Who’s Up for Some “Virginity Testing”?

25 Mar

Looks like the revolution in Egypt might not be working out too good.

According to Amnesty International (emphasis mine):

Amnesty International has today called on the Egyptian authorities to investigate serious allegations of torture, including forced ‘virginity tests’, inflicted by the army on women protesters arrested in Tahrir Square earlier this month. After army officers violently cleared the square of protesters on 9 March, at least 18 women were held in military detention. Amnesty International has been told by women protesters that they were beaten, given electric shocks, subjected to strip searches while being photographed by male soldiers, then forced to submit to ‘virginity checks’ and threatened with prostitution charges.

In a related story, and not surprising to anyone except maybe the NY Times, it appears that the Muslim Brotherhood is joining forces with the Egyptian military.

In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.

It is also clear that the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force — at least not at the moment.

Wow!  So, the “young, educated secular activists” are out and the hard-line fundamentalist Muslims are in.  What a shocker!

Glenn Beck has more:

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