Video: Egyptian soldiers go berserk on protesters, beat women senseless

posted at 9:19 pm on December 19, 2011 by Allahpundit

Pure mob insanity, so frenzied that even the taboo about female modesty goes out the window as a woman is stripped nearly to the waist while a soldier stomps on her stomach. That comes at 55 seconds in; at 1:25 a couple appears to come forward to help the injured woman, and then 20 seconds later the soldiers start beating the hell out of them. This has been going on for four days now, with the Egyptian military holding a press conference this afternoon alleging they’ve uncovered a plot to burn down the Egyptian parliament. Is that their version of the Reichstag Fire — a lie designed to create a pretext for a power grab? Maybe, but do note that other landmark Egyptian buildings have already burned this week.

You know who this benefits? Ahem:

The Muslim Brotherhood party secured 39 percent of the vote, while the Salafi Al Nour party won 31 percent of the vote in the second stage of Egypt’s landmark post-Mubarak elections, according to unofficial results published on the website of Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper on Sunday…

Islamist parties won some 70 percent of the total vote, a similar result to the first stage of elections, which took place on November 28…

The elections took place in nine provinces, in Islamiyya, Suez and Giza. The gap between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Al Nour [i.e. Salafist] party shrank in this round of voting, with the Brotherhood winning 49 percent of the vote, and Al Nour won 20 percent in the previous round.

The Salafists — the hardcore Islamists who want Saudi-style shari’a ASAP — are actually gaining against the Erdogan-style “modern” Islamists of the Brotherhood as the election progresses. That’s not a total surprise given that this round of voting was held in less educated areas than the first round, but the MB’s brand and organizational abilities were supposed to make it a runaway winner in the elections, far ahead of the brand new, poorly organized Nour. Instead, they’re now running less than 10 points ahead. Which brings us back to the clip: As stuff like this circulates and erodes the military’s esteem, the new Islamist majority in parliament will gain legitimacy by comparison. The more political capital they can build now as champions of the people, the more leverage they’ll have with the military when/if they finally form a government. The trick for the MB is to challenge the military in order to impress voters without challenging them so boldly that the military starts to give them the Mubarak treatment. Result: They’ve been holding back from protesting themselves but they did issue a harsh condemnation today which WaPo describes as “a fundamental shift in rhetoric and an end to the tense marriage of convenience between the military council and the Islamist party.” I wonder if they would have done it at all if not for the popular disgust generated by this vid.

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Mr. Neaux Nonsense on December 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM

please refer me to a country, any current country, based on judeo christian beliefs, that allows beating, genital mutilation, subjugation and killing of women as a matter of legal right.

I’d be curious if you found even one that advocates this under some some of religious based legal system. I’m not aware of any and I’m sure that our fine journalistic society would be pointing it out daily even though they can’t seem to find any of this going on in countries with billions of citizens living under this savage “religion of peace”.

And yes, I do understand that other relions were hardly “pure as the driven snow in the past”. However, at some point the reality is that they seemed to be able to evolve beyond the subjagation of over 1/2 their population and the killing of all non believers.

acyl72 on December 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

If Old testament law controlled Europe and the US, then Europe and the US would be backward cesspools. Theocracies never work. Regardless of the type of theocracy it is

That’s the point, isn’t it? Jewish oral law evolved. Islamic law survives in the 7th Century.

The Old Testament is much more than law. It’s philosophy, allegory, history, poetry and was passed from generation to generation verbally until it was finally written down around 3000 years ago. There are totally non-religious reasons why the Old Testament is considered one of the greatest of mankind’s achievements. And the thing is, no Jews are stoning anyone these days. Additionally, ancient Judea wasn’t a theocracy, but the laws did apply to the King.

I am amazed at the common sense of many of those laws, which probably saved many a man and woman from food poisoning. Think of the lives saved from excessive labor by demanding that one day a week ALL should rest. And in an ancient world where lies were a cultural norm, the Jewish law prohibited it.

During the Middle Ages, Jews were called witches because they died in fewer numbers during the Black Plague because of the ritual monthly baths.

And those ancient laws? The ones dictatating how man relates to God and his fellow man? They are the foundation of English Common Law and US law. An amazing thing in ancient times for laws to apply to kings as well as slaves and survive as the ideal even in our modern culture.

I also do not agree that all beliefs are equal.

Portia46 on December 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM

please refer me to a country, any current country, based on judeo christian beliefs, that allows beating, genital mutilation, subjugation and killing of women as a matter of legal right.

You mean the judeo Christian beliefs that commands its followers to kill their disobedient children and to kill any person that works on the sabbath? None that I can think of at the moment. But hey there’s always hope for the future. Maybe Fred Phelps and his buddies will one day take over America and transform it into a good ol judeo Christian theocracy.

And yes, I do understand that other relions were hardly “pure as the driven snow in the past”. However, at some point the reality is that they seemed to be able to evolve beyond the subjagation of over 1/2 their population and the killing of all non believers

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And who’s to say that Islam won’t experience its own period of enlightment akin to Christianity . Maybe someday Muslims will “evolve” and stop stoning people. I bet nonchristians had a similar level of contempt for the Christian religion as you have for Islam during the whole Salem witch trials fiasco.

Mr. Neaux Nonsense on December 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

The bible is just as violent as the Koran. The only difference being that people in western society renounced those violent teachings a long time ago whereas the people in the Arab world continue follow those insane teachings. And if America is built on judeo Christian beliefs then why isn’t “In Yahweh we trust” or “Yeshua we trust” on our money instead of “In God we trust”. There are millions of “Gods”.

Mr. Neaux Nonsense on December 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM

What exactly is your point? Ancient Greece, birth place of democracy, was PD violent too. So was Rome. So was Gengus Kahn. So were the Chinese. So was Africa. So were the Americas.

The Bible is a history book, as well as documentation of man’s search for his relationship with God. Christian theology grew out of Judaic theology. And the theology–those portions of religious practice–based on God’s laws and His directives about treatment of your fellow man are, indeed, the basis of English Common Law and US law which is based on English Common Law. The Magna Carte was absolutely a product of theology and God’s acceptance of all people regardless of station in life and that theology has NOT changed. Isn’t one of the 10 Commandments “Thou Shalt Not Murder”? And just precisely where did Jesus advocate anything even close to what Mohammed dictated?

The books written trying to understand the theology, the philosophy of the Bible are numbered in the thousands. The greatest minds of the last 2000 years have tackled this complex subject. Rabbi’s spend their lives studying the traditions and the books and the thousands of books exploring this history.

And just who is Islam’s St. Thomas Aquinas? Or St. Thomas More?

Portia46 on December 20, 2011 at 4:41 PM

The Bible is a history book, as well as documentation of man’s search for his relationship with God. Christian theology grew out of Judaic theology. And the theology–those portions of religious practice–based on God’s laws and His directives about treatment of your fellow man are, indeed, the basis of English Common Law and US law which is based on English Common Law. The Magna Carte was absolutely a product of theology and God’s acceptance of all people regardless of station in life and that theology has NOT changed. Isn’t one of the 10 Commandments “Thou Shalt Not Murder”? And just precisely where did Jesus advocate anything even close to what Mohammed dictated?

You can try to rationalize and justify all of the nonsense in the bible all you want but the bottom line is that it condones and advocates violence. And so does the Koran. So because there are some good teachings in the bible that you claim our laws are based on, that excuses all of the abhorrent things. No Jesus didn’t advocate violence like Muhammad but his father sure did. And isn’t Jesus suppose to be “god in the flesh”. Therefore you can’t separate the two. Stop the cherrypicking please.

Mr. Neaux Nonsense on December 20, 2011 at 5:40 PM

You mean the judeo Christian beliefs that commands its followers to kill their disobedient children and to kill any person that works on the sabbath?

Not really understanding the religion, I can see why you’ve taken this to be just the worst thing ever. But of course, what existed before it was the worst thing ever, and it is what exists in Islam today.

Until that Mosaic Law was written, parents could kill their children with impunity. This was not a stipulation to kill children. It said that if a parent had a disobedient child, he could bring it before the council and explain to them why the child deserved to die. Of course, no children were ever killed in this way, because no parent ever really wanted to have to explain to the revered elders what stupid little thing had set him off, nor hear someone else’s judgment that his child should be killed. Before this law, there were no punishments for killing a child.

But I guess this is probably beyond you. Wouldn’t it occur to you to judge a faith by those who practice it, rather than what they do not practice? Because then, you wouldn’t have to pretend to be a theologian, exasperating the rest of us with your ham-handed understanding of the Bible.

winoceros on December 20, 2011 at 6:11 PM

My God Egypt is a terrorist country. The Egyptian military is nothing shot of cold blooded murderers.

RiCkY.D. on December 20, 2011 at 7:33 PM

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