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Sunday, March 17, 2013

And some good news for the women in Egypt...

Now here is some amusing news. According to the Arabic website, Sawt al-Masih al-Hur, members of the Islamic group “Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice” in Suez, Egypt, deciding to implement their namesake, took to whipping an Egyptian woman today because of her clothing—only to receive a sound thrashing at the hands of the citizens of Suez. Please keep Egypt and the women of Egypt in your prayers!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says UN document on violence against women violates Islamic rules

Published March 13, 2013 Associated Press CAIRO – Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood has sharply criticized a U.N. draft document on violence against women as "deceitful," saying its articles clash with Islamic principles and undermine family values. The group, from which Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi hails, called on other Muslim nations, women's groups and Islamic organizations to reject the document, which is expected to be endorsed at the end of a meeting of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women this week. The Brotherhood's statement Wednesday says the document propagates sexual freedoms, advocates the use of abortion and equates sexual assault by a stranger with assault by a spouse. It called on women groups not to be "lured by phony calls for civilized behavior." Read more: