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Reporter brutally raped in Egypt.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by PlutonianEmpire, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    I didn't immediately find a thread or post on this. Correct me if there is.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/intern...ightmare_pXiUVvhwIDdCrbD95ybD5N#ixzz1EH0s6seT

    What should be done here?
     
  2. Arwon

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    Quite horrific. I suppose we'll never know who was responsible.
     
  3. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    The people are crazy. Do we really want crazy people running Egypt?
     
  4. newfangle

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    Sexually repressed young Muslim men?
     
  5. Arwon

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    Luckily, Nicky, I doubt these people will be standing for office or drafting a new pro-rape consitution.

    Also, I suppose you think Mubarak's thugs never did anything like use rape and violence?
     
  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I heard about this a couple days ago. I considered making a thread, but didn't know what to say.

    I don't see how anything can be done. In a mob, how do you identify someone for arrest? The Egyptian police should certainly try. But I don't have a lot of hope there.

    I don't know why they would call her a Jew. She's Afrikaner. And blonds aren't that common in Israel, AFAIK.
     
  7. ParkCungHee

    ParkCungHee Chieftain

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    Kudos to the New York Post for their absolutely classy handling of this story.
     
  8. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Well, sexual assault and a beating isn't rape. But it is still horrific.

    And it's good to see that you are still are trying to condemn an entire group on the acts of a handful of criminals. Don't you think sexual assaults occur in Israel or the US?
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    That's nothing compared to some of the right wing blogs.
     
  10. ParkCungHee

    ParkCungHee Chieftain

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    I think a full page cover image of the victim "Moments before the attack" takes the cake.
    The New York Post loves rape.
     
  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    linky?
     
  12. DinoDoc

    DinoDoc Chieftain

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    And NYU apparently.
     
  13. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    The male youth in the middle east is quite sexually repressed.

    Having said that, stuff like this happens in the west too.
     
  14. illram

    illram Moderator Moderator

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    Disgusting. Not much else to say really. Her security detail should be fired/sued?
     
  15. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    If only it was Anderson Cooper.
     
  16. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Much like any other highly religious group that has unhealthy provincial attitudes towards adult sex. But like any other acts of physical violence towards women, this really wasn't about sex other than the fact that she had a vagina instead of a penis.

    Indeed. Where are the outcries against Western Civilization when this happens in LA or NY.
     
  17. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Just... can't the story of a raped woman not be about politics? Please?

    To try and spin a woman's sexual assault for political ends is disgusting. You can't point to the mob and say, the protesters were animals, and then ignore that she was saved by female protesters coming to her aid. Mobs are, and have always been, and will always be, crazy. Knowing what happened to Logan makes me nauseous and I don't care to imagine what it was like for her. I hope she recovers and I hope, against long odds, the assailants end up brought to justice.

    In Canada, rape isn't in the legal code, because where a penis goes doesn't impact the severity of the crime. It was rape, or rape has no worthwhile definition and everything should be called sexual assault.
     
  18. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Come Fly With Me

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    Can we please just all regard NickyJ as a fascist and ignore him? He sounds more and more like one everyday. Nicky, please don't respond to this until you learn what Fascism really is. You would love it.
     
  19. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Where does the story say she was brutally raped? :dunno:
     
  20. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    edit: I think I went too personal in making the following point -- what word you chose to describe being carried off by a mob, beaten, assaulted sexually doesn't change or impact in any way shape or form what already happened. The woman went through hell, please don't get stuck up on the fact that no thug put his penis in her. It seems quite trivial.
     

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