Women raped, men beaten in Egypt over protests: Is US close to similar oppression?
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Women raped, men beaten in Egypt over protests: Is US close to similar oppression?

Washington : DC : USA | Dec 05, 2012 at 6:48 AM PST
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Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie

Drunk with power, it appears Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and associates have quite a plan to keep him in leadership: Rape women and beat any men who protest against his position. Activists say such tactics are common in Egypt. But is America far from this terrible injustice?

Although the 61-year-old Muslim Brotherhood leader was put in his position of power in June of 2012, things haven't been so easy for Egypt's power seekers. Sound familiar?

First, there was President Hosni Mubarak who received the same windfall of lack of respect from the people. Many protested against him in the form of the Arab Spring, which brought the past leader down in 2011. Fox News reports that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has been accused of paying gangs to rape women.

But Morsi's group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is accused of actually hiring thugs to beat any man and rape any woman involved in the protest which is what allegedly is taking place by the regime, according to a Daily Mail report. Yes, you heard correctly, people are claiming to get reimbursed for their criminal acts against the protesters!

No need for a justice system in Egypt, according to Morsi, who has proceeded to tear down the country's constitution. But there has been resistance as he tries to carry out his dictatorial plans; Cairo's Tahrir Square is filling up with more protesters who are against him.

This kind of treatment sounds pretty far-fetched to the average American; we can't even relate to this kind of treatment. Or can we?

Truth be told, America may be headed for similar territory if we don't wake up and see clearly through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). You see, most Americans have no idea the implications the NDAA has on our civil liberties.

Many look at the law being carried out against foreign terrorists. According to a Forbes' article, The NDAA is the greatest threat to civil liberties America faces, the article states, But far more dramatically, the detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.”

Yes, America we are in trouble if we continue down this path of allowing our leadership to put into law things that tear down our own constitution. Not to mention, in the Northwest, we have drones flying around assisting our police force! What's next America?

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Head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie
Head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie
Stephanie Ealy is based in Tacoma, Washington, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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