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Egyptian Islamists Attacking Christian Women for Not Wearing the Hijab

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 13, 2013 @ 9:34 pm In The Point | 13 Comments

Western Islamists like to claim that wearing the Hijab is a choice. It’s a choice like paying your taxes is a choice. It’s a choice like everything else in the Muslim world… either you do it or bad things happen to you

“Most of our people are afraid,” Father Mina Adel, a priest at the Church of Two Saints in Alexandria said. “Not a few are leaving – for America, Canada and Australia. Dozens of families from this church alone are trying to go too.”

Father Mina’s church has an important place in the history of the Arab Spring. It was struck by a car bomb on New Year’s Eve 2010, Egypt’s worst sectarian attack in recent decades, in which 23 people were killed.

“Salafis meet Christian girls in the street and order them to cover their hair,” Father Mina said. “Sometimes they hit them when they refuse.”

The Salafis have boasted of their strength in Alexandria and it’s clear that they already have their own religious police operating on the streets, with or without the sanction of the government, but also without its interference.

Volunteer “morality police” in Egypt have ordered taser weapons to help “defend” themselves against citizens whose behavior in public doesn’t align with Islamic teachings, according to a report.

The Egyptian force is acquiring 1,000 of the taser weapons to “promote virtue” on the streets and byways

Ahram reported that the first training session for volunteers who will be armed will be in the El-Mandara neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt.

Just in case those women start to fight back.


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