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Egypt: Uproar as Lawyer Suggests Raping Israeli Women

Voice of Egypt is ashamed of Egyptian Lawyer Nagla Al Imam, the same lawyer who made Egyptians angry, for encouraging Arab men to sexually harass Israeli women during her interview on Al Arabia TV (Ar).

The Egyptian blog says:

 نجلاء الإمام المحامية و رئيسة جمعية لحقوق الإنسان تدعو الشباب العربي للتحرش بالإسرائيليات و اغتصابهم كنوع من المقاومة و بعد كده بنتسائل ليه الغرب بيتهمنا بالتخلف و الإرهاب أما تكون دي رئيسة جمعية لحقوق الإنسان هيفتكروا المواطن العادي شكله عامل ازاي؟؟
Nagla Al Imam, a lawyer and head of a human rights organization, invited Arab youth to sexually harass and rape Israeli women as a form of resistance … and then we wonder why the West accuses us of backwardness and terrorism … if this is how the head of an NGO thinks, then what would an average citizen be like?

An Israeli blog, My Right Word, posted excerpts of the interview in English:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian lawyer Nagla Al-Imam, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on October 31, 2008.

Interviewer: Egyptian lawyer Nagla Al-Imam has proposed that young Arab men should sexually harass Israeli girls wherever they may be and using any possible method, as a new means in the resistance against Israel.

[…]

Interviewer: We have with us the lawyer Nagla Al-Imam from Cairo. Welcome. What is the purpose of this proposal of yours?

Nagla Al-Imam: This is a form of resistance. In my opinion, they are fair game for all Arabs, and there is nothing wrong with…

Interviewer: On what grounds?

Nagla Al-Imam: First of all, they violate our rights, and they “rape” the land. Few things are as grave as the rape of land. In my view, this is a new form of resistance.

Interviewer: As a lawyer, don't you think this might expose Arab youth to punishment for violating laws against sexual harassment?

Nagla Al-Imam: Most Arab countries… With the exception of three or four Arab countries, which I don’t think allow Israeli women to enter anyway, most Arab countries do not have sexual harassment laws. Therefore, if [Arab women] are fair game for Arab men, there is nothing wrong with Israeli women being fair game as well.

Interviewer: Does this also include rape?

Nagla Al-Imam: No. Sexual harassment… In my view, the [Israeli women] do not have any right to respond. The resistance fighters would not initiate such a thing, because their moral values are much loftier than that. However if such a thing did happen to them, the [Israeli women] have no right to make any demands, because this would put us on equal terms – leave the land so we won't rape you. These two things are equal.

[…]

I don’t want young Arab men to be interrogated. I want these Zionist girls with Israeli citizenship to be expelled from our Arab countries. This is a form of resistance, and a way of rejecting their presence.

11 comments

  • Thank you for quoting me for the second time :)
    I am a big fan of your articles.
    I am glad that there are still people like you fighting the level of backwardness that our society has attained!

  • Beatrice Martinez

    I fear for any women that is forced to live in country with men that have such shallow minds as to think that God needs them to carry out his will. If this were the case what kind of deity would he be? No human on earth has the right to judge anyone else, as they would in that case be suggesting that they are sent to pass Gods judgement on earth. How arrogant is that?!! My God creates his own justice & is looking into all mens hearts to see their obedience to love & be merciful as he has been to us. We are to continue to preach his word & allow everyone to see & seek the light as he again has given us that opportunity of our own free will to follow his teachings. How dare anyone mislead or misguide anyone to their eternal damnation?!!!! Why would this man Nagla Al-Imam say these word”Therefore, if [Arab women] are fair game for Arab men, there is nothing wrong with Israeli women being fair game as well”. This I feel shows me I would never get justice at the hands of such an evil man. Does he not have a mother, wife, or daughter, what kind of law does he represent?!!! what he does show the world is that he lacks the wisdom of God in his life. God be with us all!

  • This is just disgusting. Exactly because this kind of narrative, actually finds way to people’s minds.

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