More Evidence of Egyptian Police Stripping Women?

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The focus of 90 Minutes was whether this video is authentic and whether it can be proven that the man is a police officer. One of the guests, a journalist, seemed sure, pointing out that the man was wearing a holster with a gun in it (in Egypt, only officers are permitted to carry firearms). Likewise, the woman initially objected to being forced to strip naked, arguing “Are you going to drag me outside naked?” implying that she was being arrested and taken into custody; and after she takes her bra off, as the man orders her to continue stripping and she refuses, he threatens by saying, “Okay, off we go to the ministry [of justice],” again, implying he is an officer making an arrest.

The one main oddity of the video is that, towards the end of the clip, someone in the apartment leaps in front of the camera making a goofy face. Though one might argue that this takes away from the seriousness, and thus authenticity, of the situation, in fact, the counter argument can be made—that the jumping fool actually further demonstrates the authenticity of the video: If those making the tape were intentionally trying to frame Egypt’s police force—which the host of 90 Minutes offered as a possibility—surely they would not compromise their efforts by such a silly stunt in front of the camera.

A more likely interpretation is that the man is, in fact, an officer, who is at the apartment of friends or family, where he is doing them a “favor”— abusing his authority, “flexing his muscle” as it were, against this woman whom his buddies, for whatever reason, have targeted as needing to be threatened, shaken down, and shamed—all while some in the apartment goof around, apparently because such spectacles are not out of the ordinary.

Incidentally, this video was taken when Hosni Mubarak was in power, before the Revolution—a reminder that, brutality is not a product of this or that regime, but of culture; a reminder that the beating and stripping of the Blue-Bra woman, which caused much international outrage, may well be the tip of the iceberg.

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  • Francois

    Poor woman….

    • Kathey

      I agree! Poor woman!

  • g_jochnowitz

    One of the issues that is not getting enough publicity is the fact that the overthrow of Mubarak has led to a return of female genital mutlation in Egypt. http://www.tnr.com/article/world/96555/egypt-geni

  • Schlomotion

    I absolutely have seen photographs of the NYPD and the Oakland PD doing this to Americans. I think we have more than enough to handle right here in the United States in terms of police brutality to women. We have so much of it that it would be a blatant act of hypocrisy to try to intervene in Egypt simply because it is being showcased on the Internet. I think Egypt needs to solve this problem by themselves.

    • UCSPanther

      We don't need to. Egypt is a hellhole already and no amount of intervention will change that. This is just a "How is that Arab Spring working out for you now?"

      You Occupy losers got off too easy if you are complaining about police brutality. You try "Occupy Bejing" or "Occupy Tehran" and you will find out the hard way what Police brutality truly is.

      • Schlomotion

        It is amusing reading you cheerlead the "better" police brutality they have in China and Iran.

        • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

          Uhm, he's not. He's saying that you have no idea what police brutality is if you think that what the NYPD does counts. Of course, being the immature liar that you are, you immediately accuse him of doing something he didn't do, after you claimed to have evidence that you don't have, while you waste your time trying to make the outside world conform to what exists only in your head.

          • Schlomotion

            Does it really take two Final Fantasy gamers to compose one cogent sentence about police brutality? And what do I care what Canadians have to say about their expertise on the NYPD? Or gun enthusiasts who are still under British rule? Give my regards to the Queen.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      I absolutely have seen photographs of the NYPD and the Oakland PD doing this to Americans.

      Really??? Put your money where your mouth is moonbat. Link???

      Moreover, the article is not about police brutality. Of course, as unhinged and dumb as you are, you might think it is. Nevertheless, it is about the mass discrimination against women that is so endemic throughout the Islamic world because it is part and parcel of Sharia.

      Moreover, no one is talking about intervening in Egypt. What are you paranoid?

  • Luby

    Nice attitude Schlomotion – who exactly said anything about intervening??? Egypt has just recently shifted its power over to the Muslim Brotherhood so God (well Allah, actually) only knows what radical atrocities these heathens are performing on their women. This just proves to me more and more that Muslim men are afraid of their women, getting a woman to strip down when you have a gun and then physically abusing her – heck I could do that and I'm a woman – coward! I hate to think what happened AFTER the camera stopped rolling..Some serious problems – coming to a neighbourhood near YOU!

  • BS77

    Amazing to me, after looking at what is going on in Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran that anyone, even the most brainwashed leftist tool, could say Israel is the problem in the middle east. Israel is NOT the problem in the middle east.

  • Whatsinaname

    Don't these foolish Egyptians know that the reason the police did this was because of the "Peace" agreement with Israel? You know, if the Egyptians had not been selling natural gas to the Israelis, this poor woman would never have been treated like this. It's all Israel's fault! End the Judaization of Cairo now!

  • Amused

    Here's a newsflash . this kinda thing has been going on in Egypt before and during Mubaraks rule . An d not with just Egyptian women . Police simply turn their backs , or even go after the women themselves when they complain . It's long been known that after the Muslim fasting holidays end , women need to be on the lookout for trouble .There are several cities in which even American travel agents will tell their clients to stay away from and what times of the year they are most dangerous . The same is true for female circumcision, and persecution of the Copts , things wetre no better under Mubarak , we simply paid no attention to these things until AFTER Mubarak fell . Where was all the hue and cry BEFORE Mubarak fell ?? The Copts have been demonstrating right here on our own streets for years . The same IGNORANCE that belies the above statement by " whatsinaname " is expressed by and is evidenced in this " alleged article of concern " by the author .The only difference kis motive , that being anti-semtism on the part of whatsinaname , and political partisanship on the part of FPM and its " journalists .

    • aspacia

      Actually, I had read and viewed numerous reports of ME brutality for many years on MEMRI.

    • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

      Many of us have known about the Copts for years. Don't fool yourself into thinking that silence means people agree with you; they're too busy laughing at your ludicrous points to waste their time.

      • Amused

        Haven't you learned to spell the name of your "namesake tag " , its R-U-S-S-E-R-T pea brain . Aside from that , what makes you think that I really give a rat's arse what a numbskull like you thinks ??? I could care less what you or ANYONE else here agrees with . I made my point , it's true , and your dumb-arse reply proves it .

  • RonCarnine

    Its amazing to me that Islam holds the view that the woman is the temptress and so she needs to be dressed in a plastic garbage bag because Islamic men are tempted when the see her "parts" uncovered. From the reports it appears that Muslim men don't have one iota of self respect and self control. So they strip these nasty women to humiliate them. But the problem isn't with the women it is with Muslim men. So instead of the of covering up the women they should poke the eyes out of every Muslim man when they reach the age of puberty.

    • Amused

      This is the result of primitive thinking regarding human sexuality . Muslim men can not control themselves therefore strike out against that which they percieve as causing their weakness . The Woman need not do anything but be there , to be considered a threat ., thus they are placed in a lower order of life , deprived of any rights , their existence being soley for the pleasure [or displeasure ] of muslim men . This stems from a perverted view espoused by the founder of their cult . Unfortrunately this view exists in most all other cults or religions , but over the millenia the extremes [for the most part] have been brought to a civilized level …..but not so in islam .

      • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

        Your ignorance of Judaism and Christianity has mislead you into saying overly general things.

        • Amused

          you're an assshole , haven't you come to that self-realization yet ? I would argue this point regarding women as it applies in christianity and Judaeism , but you are just too f—ng stupid to render an intelligent refute or rebut .That comes from your overt ignorance of the subject .

  • Amused

    It's the money stupid …….Egypts alleged "peace " with Israel , has been nothing more than the result of a billion dollar a year BRIBE , paid by EVERY American Administration , to the Egyptian Military , who have always controlled Egypt since the death of Nasser .The general populace of Egypt , desires the destruction of Israel , and always has , since their defeats at the hands of the Israelis in the several wars in past decades . Only pragmatism has prevented them from initiating another attack on Israel .
    So who are you guys kidding ? Had Obama expressed support for Mubarak , these very same critics would be WHINING that "the poor Egyptian protestors " were getting killed because of it . The same " POLITICAL PARTISAN THEATER " has been playedf out in Libya and today in Syria . Anyone with a functioning rational brain can see the transparency .

    • aspacia

      Agreed.

  • DogsHateRomney

    Now Egypt is in economic and political despair, along with the other "Arab Spring" countries. The Saudis are ordering their own nuclear weapons, because they cannot trust the United States to protect their vital interests any more.

    So far, the most hyped-up and unqualified president in US history has shown no capacity to act.

    Obama thrives on crisis and chaos – SO Hegelian/Alinsky/Marxian. darlink.

    Trouble is, he might take many innocent people (who did not endorse him) with him when he fails.

  • Amused

    Take an aspirin .The Saudis SHOULDN'T trust the US …….to protect "their vital interests " …WHY-TO-FOR ????
    They dont protect ours , nor have they , nor will they . Our " great ally in the war on terror " – PAKISTAN , not only has nukes but it's top scientst is responsible for spreading the knowledge in the M.E. , and when finally caughgt and stopped , the best our "great freind " could do …..was make him a national hero . Our "other European freinds " have facilitated Iran in the past , atleast making it possible to some degree , their success so far in producing a nuclear weapon .
    So drop your paranoid partisan bullshheeet and get a grip on reality . You republicans are "meme parrots ' who walk around fixing nothing , solving nothing . and spouting your " marxist-Ailinsky " horseshiiit .

  • Amused

    " Trouble is " ……schmucks like you .Trouble ius that most REPOCONS would have , and Havr offered the same suoport and opinion regarding "arab spring " until they "caught themselves " and realized they were aligned in principle with their own President , whom they so ardently HATE , therefore then reversed themselves . BUT THAT FACT , quickly disappears in the "memory hole " as they move on to the next phony-hypocritical position on virtually all issues facing the US .
    Libya was a PERFECT EXAMPLE – a true supporter of TERRORISM WORLDEWIDE , even supplying the IRA with ARMS for years , FREE OF CHARGE . And after blowing up the Pan Am jetliner over Lockerbie , when the perpetrator was surreptisiously released by Britain , hailed that POS as a hero . And in their typical hypocritical B.S. visa-vis McCain and others [ REPUBLICANS ] demanded military action ,critized this Administration for the lack thereof , then changed course midstream when Obama did act with miltary support . The pathetic thing about numbskulls like them [AND YOU ] is that , you deny your own phony hypocrisy and continue on , in fact the SAME is now being played out with the situation in Syria.

  • Amused

    But hey mr.parrot , you GO -GIRL and keep repeating your mantra – "marxist -Ailinsky -blah blah blah" , lol….even if you dont have any idea of what you're talking about . Sounds good , and is in keeping with your likewise phony hypocritical demagogues . Go get a room with Rush . And what better fitting candidate you dimbulbs put up …but Romney , a true flip-flop hypocrite who 's for whatever the particular crowd he's addressing is for , LOL….or against . And yes , dog DO , most likely hate Romney , they've got more common sense than most republican/conservatives . LOL….give that dog a bone !

  • Tanstaafl

    I'm not amused.

    • Amused

      Who gives a rats arse ? The truth is rarely amusing eh ?

  • Kathey

    I do not think that Egypt is being nice to that lady. Its just sad! Iwont like it if i am being stripped naked.

    • Kathey

      What does Iwont meen?

      • mikel

        What does Iwont meen?

        • Kathey

          I ment I wont!!! You crap ass! Even know i can now come to your bedroom and slap you! But your my little brother, so i will not.

  • Kathey

    Way have no person said something about my damn comment!!!!! Am i over reacting? I do that a lot. Please awnser me!

    • Kathey

      WHATEVER!!!

  • MIKEL

    No, your just saying that becaues mom is home! HA HA HA!

    • Kathey

      NOW I AM REALEY GOING TO SLAP YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1