Tagged with Egypt

7 arrested in Egypt for homosexuality

Court orders suspects be physically examined, accuses them of ‘debauchery,’ after video emerges of same-sex wedding CAIRO — Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered Saturday seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of “debauchery,” a charge often leveled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party, the state news agency reported. A statement … Continue reading

Rape in Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood ‘Gets Even’

by Raymond Ibrahim Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers recently went on a sexual assault and rape spree in Egypt as a way of “getting even” with those women who dared to celebrate the presidential victory of Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi—the former army chief who overthrew Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt. On June 8, when tens of thousands of Egyptians … Continue reading

Egypt court condemns 683 Islamists to death

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie sentenced; same court commutes 492 death rulings pronounced in March By AFP and AP Egyptians react outside the courtroom in Egypt’s southern province of Minya on April 28, 2014. (photo credit:AFP/KHALED DESOUKI MINYA, Egypt — An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 other alleged … Continue reading

‘Wife rape’ fatwa sparks row in Egypt

Al Arabiya News Hardline preacher Yasser Burhami has been banned from preaching at Egypt mosques following controversial fatwas. (Photo courtesy of Cairo Portal) Egyptian preacher and Vice President of the Salafist Call Yasser Burhami has stirred controversy with a new religious edict, or fatwa, allowing men to let their wives be raped if they fear … Continue reading

Ex-Egypt general wants UNESCO site demolished

UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery. (Shutterstock)  Al Arabiya News Citing the supposed threat posed to national security, a retired Egyptian army general has filed a legal case in his efforts to see UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery demolished, Ahram News website reported Sunday. Ahmed Ragai Attiya claimed the monastery, in south Sinai, was … Continue reading

Egypt court sentences homosexuals to prison

By AFP AIRO — A court in Egypt sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison on Monday for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official said. Prosecutors had accused the men of holding “deviant parties” and dressing in women’s clothes. Three were sentenced to eight years and the fourth to three years in prison. … Continue reading

Egypt seeks extradition of Muslim Brotherhood members

CAIRO — Egyptian security authorities are coordinating with Arab Gulf countries to track the activities of Muslim Brotherhood members and arrest them on charges of standing behind the violence that has spread throughout Egypt. Maj. Gen. Sayed Shafiq, assistant interior minister for public security, told Al-Monitor, “We began taking measures to apprehend Muslim Brotherhood members whose … Continue reading

Egypt arrests ‘Israel lover’ for Star of David tattoo, contacting Israelis on Facebook

By YASSER OKBI According to authorities, the man “made contact with Israelis through his Facebook page, and he clicked ‘like’ on the Mossad’s Facebook page.” Man arrested for Israel ties [illustrative] Photo: REUTERS A 24-year-old Egyptian has been arrested by authorities in Egypt for allegedly committing the crime of “loving Israel.” National media outlets in … Continue reading