10 Rapists get death Penalty in Egypt

They kidnapped and gangraped a woman for 3 hours, which makes this a fair sentence if you ask me. Let's have more of that.

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  1. wtf! It took them two years to decide that! they’re animals!

  2. She survived! WAT! That woman could be a porn star.

  3. Don’t agree. Rape shouldn’t be punishable by death, nor life-sentences…

    Yup, she’s been through some rough treatment that’ll probably follow her for life, but she’s still alive. Capital punishment is way out of proportion…

  4. Sounds like this is great news for Egypt’s general attitude towards rape.

    An Egyptian Sheikh caused controversy in Australia in 2007 when he compared Australian women to “pieces of uncooked meat” and said that they brought rape upon themselves:(http://www.theage.com.au/news/editorial/sheikh-hilali-is-not-fit-to-be-the-mufti-of-australia/2006/10/28/1161749356027.html)

    Unfortunately, this did not exactly do much to promote the issue of women’s rights in the Middle East.

    I agree with the Sandmonkey on this ruling … let’s have more of that!

  5. The penalty for rape used to be death in the US, Adam. Probably was in Europe as well. It’s a hell of a lot better than executing the victim, at least! Go Egypt :)

  6. Craig, if you HAVE to compare with Iran or Saudi, I guess that would be true, but I still think it’s way out of proportion…!

  7. “Capital punishment is way out of proportion…”

    Castration in a public place? Now that would be a deterrent!!

    From Wikipedia:

    Physical castration appears to be highly effective as, historically, it results in a 20-year re-offense rate of less than 2.3% vs. 80% in the untreated control group, according to a large 1963 study involving a total of 1036 sex offenders by the German researcher A. Langelüddeke, among others,[8] much lower than what was otherwise expected compared to overall sex offender recidivism rates.

  8. “gang raped for three hours” is no ordinary rape. In a culture that blames women for rape, this penalty is both appropriate and significant. Of course, I think Tedder’s idea has merit, as well.

  9. “gang r*ped for three hours” is no ordinary *ape. In a culture that blames the woman, this penalty is both appropriate and significant. Of course, I think Tedder’s idea has merit, as well. (* Trying to get past the spam filter)

  10. No, it is not fair sentence.

    Woman who was raped will have to live with it her whole life.

    Fair sentence would’ve been to cut those bastards kutaks off (leave ball be) and set them free.

  11. Roman Kalik says:

    but I still think it’s way out of proportion…!

    Out of proportion? Some of the greatest crimes are those where an individual treats another as his property, a thing for the taking. These include rape, slavery, and murder.

    That poor woman was taken by ten men as their personal live sex-toy for the night. She has had her life destroyed, be it from the psychological or physical damage, or the fact that she just had her chances of *ever* getting married and having a normal family decreased, to, oh… one tenth of a percent?

    Probably less, really.

    When one, as an individual, takes someone’s life in his hands and crushes it, one forfeits his rights. Pretty much all of them. Including the right to live.

  12. The Gippo says:

    Adam, your comment is out of proportion, i wanna see you get raped by 10 guys and then we talk…….

    Life sentences would better than death penalty….

  13. You guys are seriously wrong in your heads…!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, it’s grossly out of proportion! I can have a finger bitten off in a fight and have to live with that the rest of my life – should the guy who bit me be executed? No friggin’ way! Same here – yes, she’ll probably have big issues that she may or may not get over (I had a girlfriend a few years ago who had been raped, and she was just fine), but taking the man’s life is not even in the same league. I’d consider surgical castration (teddes and leo) as a punishment, but then again, I can’t really accept that the state should mutilate people as punishment – we sort of left that behind a few centuries ago…!

    Louise and RK: Don’t you think something should be done about the culture, rather than condoning a completely insane punishment? Just because one thing is f*cked up doesn’t mean everything else should be!

    The Gippo: You’re sick, get help.

    • Taylor S. says:

      ok Adam to put it to you straight, rape psychology scars people. Do you have any idea how many rape victims commit suicide because of that sort of thing happening to them? She’s probably going to have nightmares for the rest of her life not to mention terrified to to be with a guy. I have also known a person who was raped and she wasn’t fine, she has had to go to therapy and take antidepressants for years after it happened. Not every one is a strong as others they don’t just get over it like nothing happened. All of them being executed was what they deserved and that one thing getting fucked up was an innocent woman asshole. why don’t you think with something other than your dick and try to see from a woman’s point of view.

  14. I agree with Gippo… Adam you’re insane and your logic is way off.

    SM, is this verdict still brought about under the emergency legislation?

  15. Adam B @ 13,

    I did not say these bastards have to be surgically castrated. In fact I insist their balls must be left intact and as healthy as they can be.

    I’d rather put their thingies in a vise. Give each of them a rusty saw and then set the toolshed on fire.

  16. Adam you are completely wrong.
    I do not support death penalty for “normal” rape, just the long stretch in prison but for rape such as this the penalty should be death. This lady is scared for life, it would be very difficult for her to return to normal life, she will have trauma and psychological problems for the rest of her life. How can she manage to have normal relationship with men afterward? she would be frightened to death of them. What’s more we do not know if she can ever have a child. It is like a homicide, there is murder and there is manslaughter and the penalties vary in tune with severity of the crime . It is all matter of proportion.
    ****
    leo

    your ideas appeal to me.

  17. Roman Kalik says:

    I can have a finger bitten off in a fight and have to live with that the rest of my life – should the guy who bit me be executed? No friggin’ way!

    Correct. You still have nine other fingers, and the possibility of surgery to restore your finger if it was immediately recovered on scene. And simply “getting in a fight” does not involve the complete and utter destruction of your life.

    Same here – yes, she’ll probably have big issues that she may or may not get over (I had a girlfriend a few years ago who had been raped, and she was just fine), but taking the man’s life is not even in the same league.

    My sympathies to your former girlfriend – but not everyone has the mental resilience, supportive and understanding friends and family, medical aid of physical and mental issues readily available at all times…

    To be blunt, no one is as privileged as you guys. And while I am unfamiliar with the circumstances of your former girlfriend’s rape, I’m fairly certain that this particular case was quite a lot worse.

    Again, these men destroyed this woman’s life, be it physically (gang rape can result in severe physical damage, quite a bit more than a little finger), mentally (being forcibly stripped of all human characteristics doesn’t end too well – having it done by numerous violent people over time just makes it worse), and also in terms of society at large.

    Because being raped? Sort of like a Mark of Cain, especially in a region where big loud men rule supreme. Gang-raped? Well, that just makes you uncovered meat, now doesn’t it? Sometimes, the families still “cleanse family honor” by murdering the victim, to avoid the stigma.

    And the men who dragged her away and raped her didn’t care about those particular consequences. They were quite willing to destroy this woman’s life as long as it meant that they had their “fun”.

    I’d consider surgical castration (teddes and leo) as a punishment, but then again, I can’t really accept that the state should mutilate people as punishment – we sort of left that behind a few centuries ago…!

    If a person is deemed a threat to society, that person’s threat is removed from society. This is why we have prisons. What I fail to understand in your logic is how taking away someone’s freedom for life and sending him to a violent institution where he’ll be able to learn how to become a more violent individual from others like him is somehow more *just* than removing the aspect of his threat altogether, and allowing him to return to society.

    If one can’t control one’s violent “urges”, then one should have those urges removed, one way or another. A far more “humane” treatment than kidnapping, wouldn’t you agree? Because that’s what imprisonment is, if you treat the state as if it were an individual that has no authority on you.

    Don’t you think something should be done about the culture, rather than condoning a completely insane punishment?

    Capital punishment, in and by itself, is not insane. It should merely be proportional to the crime. Perhaps you don’t quite realize how it is just that in this case.

    Perhaps you would argue the same for knowingly selling addictive and dangerous drugs to children. Or selling them into slavery. I certainly hope not.

    Or perhaps you don’t realize that you don’t have to have a dead body to be dead. Maybe you just haven’t met enough people who suffered such fates. And to me, that merely shows that you live in a very secluded society, whose reality you reflect to others without realizing that circumstances can be quite different.

    And punishing the perpetrators rather than the victim *is* a step forward, and treating the crime as severe is another.

    Just because one thing is f*cked up doesn’t mean everything else should be!

    Quite agreed. It just may be that we have drastically different definitions of “fucked up”.

  18. brooklynjon says:

    Count me as one who thinks rape is repugnant – far far worse than losing a finger. Count me also as one who is concerned about the potential for capital punishment to be abused and misapplied, and for wrongful verdicts to be enforced before they can ever be overturned.

    Personally, I would favor a long, long prison sentence, perhaps life, which could be foreshortened (not terminated, mind you, but shortened) by the convict voluntarily submitting to surgical castration.

    I believe sexual predation combines aspects of a horrible crime with a disease. The crime could certainly be punished, and should be. And the disease should also be treated.

    Finally, remember that as awful as the crime may be, the accused must be considered innocent of it until they have been proven guilty. Be careful not to let revulsion at the crime falsely convince you of the adequacy of the evidence against the accused.

    bj

  19. Put them in a cell with 10,000 lbs gorillas to rape them. That is my final answer!

    • Taylor S. says:

      I’m sure that their cellmates at the jail were pretty much the equivalent of that.

  20. brooklynjon says:

    Those would be some morbidly obese gorillas! :)

  21. Roman Kalik says:

    Count me also as one who is concerned about the potential for capital punishment to be abused and misapplied, and for wrongful verdicts to be enforced before they can ever be overturned.

    *nod* If a crime warrants capital punishment, then at the very least due time should be given for a series of appeals.

    Personally, I would favor a long, long prison sentence, perhaps life, which could be foreshortened (not terminated, mind you, but shortened) by the convict voluntarily submitting to surgical castration.

    That is a sentiment I would share, for rape in general. In this particular case though, I believe that it warrants more.

    I believe sexual predation combines aspects of a horrible crime with a disease. The crime could certainly be punished, and should be. And the disease should also be treated.

    *shrug* Mostly it’s about wanting to feel a sense of power, of being utterly in control of another. Can’t say it’s that easy to treat, as it’s not quite a disease. Merely a set of correlating personality traits and choices over life that have eventually resulted in a self-centered sadist who feels that he’s *owed*.

    Finally, remember that as awful as the crime may be, the accused must be considered innocent of it until they have been proven guilty. Be careful not to let revulsion at the crime falsely convince you of the adequacy of the evidence against the accused.

    As a general rule, I agree.

  22. “In a culture that blames women for rape, this penalty is both appropriate and significant.”

    How ignorant…

  23. Unlike most of my comrades on the Left, I’ve never particularly had a problem with capital punishment. I’m not passionate about supporting it, but I certainly don’t mind when the government offs a Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy.

    I only have two problems with executing people for rape. The first is that it gives the rapist absolutely no incentive to let the victim live. Rapists and child molesters certainly deserve to die, but I fear we would witness a proportionate rise in sex-murders to the drop in sex-assaults.

    The second problem I have with executing rapists is more minor. I believe that the clinical and deliberate taking of life by the state is an awesome responsibility; as such, I believe that it should only be used, in the civilian context, for premeditated murder. Executing people for something besides the brutal finality of murder seems to cheapen both the seriousness of capital punishment and the severity of the breach in the social compact that murder represents.

    That’s just my take, though. I certainly don’t feel any sympathy for these wastes of sperm and egg.

  24. Long prison sentence equals me paying taxes for those bastards no sorry I won’t recommend it. Sure morbidly obese gorillas are the perfect size for those criminals

  25. [i]“Put them in a cell with 10,000 lbs gorillas to rape them. That is my final answer!”[/i]

    As Austin Powers used to say: “Sheer mechanics of it are mind-boggling”.

    Poor gorilla will be very disappointed.

  26. I have problem with death penalty for 3 reasons:

    1. Irreversible in case of an error.
    2. Too easy way out.
    3. Too expensive for US taxpayer.

  27. Leo it doesnt have to be expensive, you can hang them, it’s very cheap and you can even re-use the rope (green death penalty :D )
    I am personally very happy that the woman pressed charges (I am assuming that she survived and DID press charges) but I wonder… Had the woman been walking on the street in the evening, would the court be so strict?
    We always had very strict and powerful anti-rape laws… I remember an incident where a guy raped a woman in my mom’s town, the parents didn’t want to take him to court, to protect the girl’s honor and save her chances to get married fa they just gathered a bunch of family men and killed the rapist… he was not lebanese so nobody cared.
    But this is the real problem with “social” rape. This group of men could have assaulted a girl that was not as “decent” as this one and they wouldn’t have faced this harsh sentence… they just chose the wrong victim, a victim that would not provide them excuses. If the situation was different the woman would just hide in shame because “she brought this to herself”

  28. 14. candace: Then I’m glad you don’t rule the world – we probably wouldn’t have many survivors left with your sense of justice…

    Really, I just don’t get you guys…

    You actually equate molesting someone with deserving to be killed?!? Hey, getting beat up in school can leave scars for life – should the school bully be executed too? Getting beat up by your parents can most certainly leave scars for life – should the parents be executed? Hell, getting beat up in a bar can easilly leave scars for life – should the local tough guy be executed? Even having your home robbed leave many people with scars for life – should your everyday burglar be executed?

    No friggin’ way!

    Rapes are bad, sure. Gang rapes are even worse, I agree. Does the victim have life-long physical injuries because of this? Most likely not. Does the victim have mental scars for life? Often, yes, but these can be treated and for many, they fade with time. Guilt is a parameter as well – of all cases of reported rapes in Denmark, a third turn out to be false – not as in “not enough evidence” but as in “never happened”. And we’re talking about a society that actually investigates cases through and through here! In any case, rape is a very difficult thing to define, since it’s more of a “he said, she said” crime than most others – ever heard of inadvertent rape? Advocating capital punishment for a guy that just might have thought everything was dandy is not only overkill in the extreme; it’s sick. As leo points out in 26, capital punishment is irreversible in case of error, and if that’s tragic in the case of a murder that wasen’t commited, it’s doubly so in the case of a rape that never happened.

    As for the situaion(s) that Pazuzu describes in 27, they’re tragic, but the blame lies as much with society as it does with the rapist.

  29. Wait a minute, the rapists are sentenced to death, while the woman who was raped is set free? that’s… totally logical! in your face, Saudi Arabia!

  30. Lol!!! :D

  31. Adam B.,
    in many countries (European ones included), the purpose of criminal justice is not retaliation. It is not deterrence either. It is about the prevention of further crimes: by “reform” and “reintegration” of the criminal, or, if such an outcome is unlikely and the criminal a threat to other members of society, by locking him away.

    Over a ten years period (from release on), the majority of rapists rape again, no matter how much and which therapy they got. To this day, there are no reliable methods to single the reoffenders out. So it would be about locking them all away for the rest of their lifes. I suppose Egypt has more urgent projects to spend its money on than on the custody and sustentation of gang rapists.

    If it were about retaliation or proportionality, I would opt for a life sentence; one to be spent with cell mates who were briefed about the crime in advance. Rapists have orifices too, and I have been told that their cell mates like it to make use of them.

  32. Inadvertently, of course.

  33. ” Rapists have orifices too, and I have been told that their cell mates like it to make use of them.”

    Don’t let Sand Ape know about that!! He might try to get visitation rights! ;)

    Maybe that’s what Twosret’s comment about the 10,000 lb morbidly obese gorillas meant! How well do you know Sand Ape Twos? :D

    Watch out CubanBob, there’s Sand Ape!! RUN CubanBob RUN!!!!

    ROTFLMAO!!!

  34. I love when men are so well informed as to discuss with confidence the impact that rape has on a female.

    Not that I’d typically wish ill on another…oh who am I kidding? Adam, some day I hope you are hauled off by ten men and gang raped for hours upon hours, so that you can come back here and tell us all how there will be no physical injuries and the mental/emotional ones will “fade away”.

  35. Roman Kalik says:

    I love when men are so well informed as to discuss with confidence the impact that rape has on a female.

    Some of us do, or at least do our best to understand it without actually going through it.

  36. Some, yes. But even those of you with enough empathy to attempt to understand will never -completely- be able to do so, simply by virtue of your gender – just as I can never completely understand how it feels to be kicked in the family jewels.

    Just another point of fact…rape is not a sexual crime, although sex is used as a means to control. Castration (chemical or otherwise) won’t truly make a difference in stopping a person from committing this crime again – as having a functional penis isn’t a necessity.

  37. Roman Kalik says:

    But even those of you with enough empathy to attempt to understand will never -completely- be able to do so, simply by virtue of your gender – just as I can never completely understand how it feels to be kicked in the family jewels.

    I agree. Gender equality is one thing – blurring the genders to the point when one ignores the differences, physical *and* emotional, as if it were some kind of game of pretend, is quite another.

    But I can still try and get close to understanding, while knowing all too well that I won’t, not fully. Doing otherwise is the very definition of ignorance.

    Just another point of fact…rape is not a sexual crime, although sex is used as a means to control. Castration (chemical or otherwise) won’t truly make a difference in stopping a person from committing this crime again – as having a functional penis isn’t a necessity.

    Indeed. With rape, sexual control is often a means to an end, a form of release for control and sadism. But that is only true up to a point – it applies when the rapist is a complex individual. It applies to the hunter archetype of the rapist – which is the most common form, by and large, but not the only one.

    Some people simply hold a rather twisted moral compass. For some, a woman simply isn’t a person – and it’s that belief that one’s hurting a real person in the first place that is central to the rapist of the former category. Once one dehumanizes a person of a specific category to *some* extent, causing him harm without any feeling of guilt (or emotional gratification) is the eventual result.

    But yes, castration would be effective for, I think… 50% to 60% of the overall rapist populace, if only because most rapist aren’t actual psychopaths. Castration would remove the sexual urge, the easiest and most familiar means of control to those rapists it applies to, and will downright shock and scare some of the others.

    Those for whom control and sadism are a more powerful drive will simply invent new ways to hurt people, even if they can’t get a hard-on out of it.

  38. “Not that I’d typically wish ill on another…oh who am I kidding? Adam, some day I hope you are hauled off by ten men and gang raped for hours upon hours, so that you can come back here and tell us all how there will be no physical injuries and the mental/emotional ones will “fade away”.

    Thank you shannon for posting what I was already thinking. When a man actually uses the comparison of getting part of his finger chopped off in a fight to a woman getting raped I think that’s when you know that the man is a complete moron.

  39. tulip and shannon – get help… you need it!

  40. “I love when men are so well informed as to discuss with confidence the impact that rape has on a female.”

    Amen Sista!

  41. Maybe their disease could be treated with a dose of rope around the neck. It has been reported to work on others before.

  42. It’s funny – you women keep threatening me with anal-rape (something that’ll certainly be far more painfull than the standard sort for women and socially MUCH more sensitive), but still you maintain that I have no way of putting myself in “your” place… Don’t you people actually think before you post?

    Have any of you been raped? Do you know any personally, that have been? If yes, let’s take the discussion; if not, you’re talking from your *ss…

  43. you know what Adam nobody threatened you, they were trying to make you think by playing a scenario. You can’t feel for a woman because you are NOT a woman.

    so listen to women and shut up for a change you are so annoying!

  44. matt in nyc says:

    Here is my thinking based on my own first hand experience.

    I was empaneled as a Juror in New York State in the late 90′s for a gang-rape and murder trial. What I recall of it, was 6 or so men of Guatemalan decent raped and murdered a woman of Guatemalan decent on Long Island in the Bayville area. The men were all to be tied separately (I can only guess as to there were more active participant than others, or that the District Attorney felt better odds at securing convictions individually than as a group).

    Keep in mind this, who try to justify the actions of the Egyptian men. Egypt like the Guatemala, has an excessively high occurrence of rape. Men in both places know it is wrong and hide behind various moral stands in committing and then trying to walk away from the consequences.

    The woman in Egypt lived, but what does her life hold for her? Will she become a suicide statistic? If so, are those men not responsible? To what end is a ‘fair punishment’ acceptable?

    I feel absolutely ‘bottomed out’ for what she has experienced and what she has experienced. I’ll never know since I am a male. My heart and prayers will go to her, and never be enough.

    But here is what I have learned. Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you hear. I read the link to the Egypt Daily News story. It only covers some rudimentary facts. We were not at the trial were we? I do not know who stands in judgment in Egypt, what their qualifications are and so forth. I am not an expert there….

    In the trial I participated in, we never found out what happened. We were released from the jury and thanked for our service. I assume a plea was made. New York abolished the death penalty… And the man that I did see, was he a bad man? Was he guilty of gang rape and murder? I’d have voted yes. He had the look of a bad man — No suit could clean it up. He had the actions of a bad man — No remorse and disdain for being on trial. I’m smart and educated…. I could see, and I was to judge…

    So maybe he would have been found ‘not guilty’. Which does not mean ‘innocent’ to all. To me, what I could plainly see in so many ways was that he certainly did a host of ‘bad things’ in his life. You do not start with gang rape and murder.

    Which brings me back to the Egyptian men. I would opine that they too, were bad men all along. No one just decides to spontaneously partake in gang rape. We all know it is one of the worst things imaginable. No one would wish it on their mother, sister or wife. And yet here they were, on trial in their own land with it’s own laws. Bad men just the same. And they were tried and judged. A sentence was pronounced. And like it or not, they must be held accountable for their actions. And those for what may become of the woman they took from.

  45. i know the best gut them like a fish leave there bodys open to the elements let the birds feed off them and put it on tv so we can all watch at tea time or make a movie out of it with live tv they all knew wot they were doing and also knew the punishment for the crime kill em kill em broardcast it on tv

  46. Yer string em all up i say, and well ur there mite as wel rip all there toes and fingers off and stuff em all down there throts, then i think they should be allowed to play with deadly scorpions in the salty sands of arabia, once this is achived i think they should then get a refreshing bath in a swamp with medium size croc’s and if anybody disagrees ,then you should get the same!
    ALSO i think it should be broadcast accross the world for everyone to see, could charge something maybe,ha ha

  47. billzabob says:

    Murderers? Rapists? Pedophiles? Spammers?

    KEA!!!!!

    (kill ‘em all)

  48. Mohamed says:

    well, its our country and we don’t take rape as light as you do. we are happy the way we are, thanks but we don’t want your way of life.

  49. This blog seems to represent the sum of humanity at it worst, and all of the players are more than willing to speak up. Only a few spoke with education and compassion. What’s that about? Rape is about Power and Control. They must be removed from the equation. Those are the facts.

    Death Penalty, well; that will do it. ( that is not a show of Support )
    Chemical Castration will not, the need/desire for Power and Control-Recidivism
    imprisonment is the answer at this time. Sad, but true.

    I know, no one wants to pay for these guys/ gals, it’s a double edge blade.
    We simply must keep out heads clear and remember what Rape is.

    Life is So Very Short !
    It is a Beautiful day here is Sunny Southern California, hope to see You here!!

  50. I know this is so late but i stumbled upon this site as i was doing a research about Capital punishment…

    1) I am an Egyptian
    2) I am a FEMALE
    3) Females are not ALWAYS blamed for rape in Egypt, they are only blamed within uneducated regions and probably the area of upper Egypt (south of Egypt) which is not as modernized as Cairo or Alexandria.
    4) WHAT ON EARTH IS NORMAL RAPE? huh? RAPE IS RAPE!! no normal no special no moderate. The body has been violated against will and usually violently and that is enough
    5)Such people who can find in their selves the ability to do that to a human being do NOT deserve to be called human and so do not deserve to be treated humanely as by acting in that way they lose any right to mercy, and yet we choose the most merciful and decent way to punish them and that is by KILLING THEM and not locking them up like animals where they can go wild as they have nothing to lose!
    6)If they weren’t executed that would encourage others, whom are as heartless and soulless to act upon their urges and so ruining more lives of innocent people.
    7) Imagine the terror of living in a society which allows rapists to get away with what they did and walk among us after serving a few years in prison.
    8)That guy who thinks killing them is out of proportion seriously needs to get an education or maybe two shots of liquid humanity and logic.
    9)Don’t tell me killing them wont solve the problem, ask the woman who was raped and i bet you with my own life that she would want them RAPED,CUT INTO PIECES and Left for the dogs, Still ALIVE and all that in public, yet we only KILL them!
    10) I quote John McAdams – Marquette University/Department of Political Science “”If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call.” …. I believe same goes for rape.

  51. I definitely agree with the death penalty and agree with the fact that it is needed as a message in a culture where women are often blamed by those around them for being raped – this is a basically misogynistic culture. They need to upgrade and teach the general male population that sexual harassment and rape are serious crimes.

    The guy who said his girlfriend was raped and she is OK is a dick-head.

    Women who are raped are traumatised for the rest of their lives.
    This particular woman was already married when she was raped.
    She was ‘seen’ on a balcony, that was her only crime for being the cause to be raped.

    Muftis who blame women are perverts who should be put in prison themselves.

    The capital punishment of rapists, is from Islamic sharia law, which is the basis of Egyptian law, so therefore anyone who pretends to be a mufti and makes such absurd misogynistic comments as the Australian mufti, should not be allowed to serve his islamic population, and should have his position removed as a pervert.

    Egypt is a modern pluralistic society, it has a large number of foreigners and tourists who come to this country. They need to learn to respect their own laws on sexual harassment. The men who blame women, are basically men who do not want to be blamed for negligence to protect their own daughters or for the crimes that they have committed themselves.

    • good description egypt is a big country with many different families and races of people it is hard to cast judgement on all and the rapists are indeed deserving of death for reasons stated in this blog