Friday, July 06, 2012
MORSI'S MAD MOSLEMS?
Egypt's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice
One day after Mohamed Morsi became Egypt's president, Egyptian Islamists stabbed a student to death for 'walking next to his fiancee'.
Egyptian women are now being harassed for not wearing the veil.
And, in Egypt, drivers of minibuses are now being told to segregate male and female passengers.
And, in Egypt, women's hairdressing salons are now being told to get rid of male employees or close.
"From Egypt to Tunisia, Yemen to Libya, shockingly high crime rates, economies in free-fall and decimated tourism industries are the terrifying new realities Arabs must now confront.
"And in each of those countries, radical Islamists have moved quickly to fill the social and political vacuum."
More brutally oppressive regimes, the Arab Spring has become a sick joke
'A lot of minibuses now play Quranic recitations on their radios instead of loud popular music as it is custom,' said Ali Higris, a student from Cairo.
The day after Morsi became president, two musicians were murdered as they were traveling home after performing at a wedding. Some Islamists consider music "haram" - prohibited.
"Some activists believe that the Brotherhood is at least quietly condoning nonviolent activity designed to bring the country more in alignment with Islam's teachings." - a founding goal of the 84-year-old fundamentalist movement.
‘They may not be involved but they are turning a blind eye to what their low and middle rank members do on the streets,’ said Nehad Abul-Omsan of the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights.