Morsi appointed Afifi to the Shura Council. During the election, Afifi said that women and Coptic Christians should not be allowed to serve as president. And now he's suggesting that the female protesters who were assaulted by Brotherhood rape gangs are prostitutes and want to be assaulted.
Major General Adel Abdel-Maksoud Afifi is a "moderate" Salafist who left the Virtue Party to create the Authenticity Party because he claimed that it was too extremist. He's a Morsi ally and a former Major-General in Egypt's security establishment. His bio claims that he won several awards, including "Man of the Year" in Sweden in 2001.
Morsi appointed Afifi to the Shura Council, which is something like the Egyptian Senate. During the election, Afifi said that women and Coptic Christians should not be allowed to serve as president. And now he's standing by Morsi and suggesting that the female protesters who were assaulted by Brotherhood rape gangs are prostitutes and want to be assaulted.
This is somewhat significant since Afifi was supposed to be the "moderate" face of the Salafis. His beard is not very convincing and he can have a conversation without a Fatwa.
Shura Council’s human rights committee members said on Monday that women taking part in protests bear the responsibility of being sexually harassed, describing what happens in some demonstrators’ tents as “prostitution.”
Major General Adel Afify, member of the committee representing the Salafi Asala Party, criticized female protesters, saying that they “know they are among thugs. They should protect themselves before requesting that the Interior Ministry does so. By getting herself involved in such circumstances, the woman has 100 percent responsibility.”
During the committee meeting on Monday, Afify called for penalizing children, even if it does not conform to international charters to which Egypt is signatory, and criticized foreign-funded organizations, which adopt western thought, he said.
This is Islamic "Catmeat" theocracy all over again.
Australia's most senior Muslim cleric has blamed immodestly dressed women who don't wear Islamic headdress for being preyed on by men and likened them to abandoned "meat" that attracts voracious animals.
In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?
"The uncovered meat is the problem." The sheik then said: "If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred."
He said women were "weapons" used by "Satan" to control men. "It is said in the state of zina (adultery), the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement (igraa)."