You don't have to go to Cairo to find people truning a blind eye to rape.
Yes, social breakdown under the foces of resentful desire is a common enough thing. However, i have never before heard of an event such as this, in a large "modern" city: random (i.e. not ethnic, religious, or class-focussed) mass rape on the streets in full public view and the police and media do nothing. I know rape is common, especially in the Arab world, but I think this is a sign of almost complete social or state collapse; people should take note. Or am I wrong? Is this within the normal bounds of Arab or any other culture?
TP,It is clearly a sign of continuing social collapse. Islam, wherever it is the predominant social model, is collapsing. That is why they lash out so violently. The thing that will finally finish them off is a generation or three of women getting fed up with it.
It is clearly a sign of continuing social collapse. Islam, wherever it is the predominant social model, is collapsing.In some places the Islamists have used such events to their advantage: take the perpetrators and string them up in public. I think that was part of their initial appeal in Afghanistan. So it is a mixed bag. However, draconian measures don't seem to work long term. I suspect that the fundamental ideas and society are so outdated and degraded that even the most socially conservative sects become corrupted.
First of all , the headline is Very misleading, there was NEVER a mass rape in downtown Cairo, what happened was a group of teanagers and young men who "molested" three girls, (touched their breasts and behinds) they would hold their arms down while their friends got a handful. This happened on a very busy street, during celebrations. They guys were caught , and sentenced in court upto 3 years punishment.
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