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November 1, 2006

An Incredible Happening In Egypt

What's going on in Egypt?

.... hundreds, if not thousands of young people, were assembling in front of a cinema waiting for the arrival of movie stars who were going to attend the first screening of their movie. It was the Eid holidays and cinemas were ripe with newly released movies. Nobody knows exactly what happened but hundreds of young men started running towards any moving female creature that was unfortunate enough to be present there. Girls, both veiled and unveiled, were attacked, pulled, and had their clothes ripped off. Two girls from the gulf were surrounded by a mob that pulled off their hair cover and the long black gown that Gulf women wear. Girls started running like crazy in the street, shopkeepers pulled girls to hide them inside their shops, and a taxi carrying a girl was swarmed. Bloggers who witnessed this whole ordeal stood at an intersection and warned girls and women not to approach the street where all this was happening. In short, what happened was unimaginable to almost any Egyptian.
More on the story, with pictures, at The Big Pharoah.

I don't have a lot to say about this now, instead I'm going to wait to hear more of what our friend The Big Pharoah has to say about it. Based upon what we've heard from BP in the past, I have a suspicion that this might have something to do with not only a growing lack morality and values (not just in Egypt, right?), but also on the fruit of a growing fundamentalist mindset and influence in the country.

Posted by Richard at November 1, 2006 10:24 AM

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