Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:24 AM
bananas (25,238 posts)
Aliaa Elmahdy & Femen protesting against Egyptian constitution
Femen Egypt was created last month: https://www.facebook.com/femenegy
The body paint on the three women says:
APOCALYPSE BY MURSI, SHARIA IS NOT A CONSTITUTION, NO ISLAMISM - YES SECULARISM
A news article about the protest:
Egypt's famous naked blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy has staged a nude demonstration along with members of the Femen radical feminist group against the planned Egyptian constitution.
Elmahdy, who last year caused a controversy across the Arab world for posting nude pictures of herself online, posed naked with "Sharia is not a constitution" painted on her body along with other two Femen activists. The protest was held outside the Egyptian embassy in Stockholm.
The blogger, 21, branded an Egyptian flag while her Ukrainian allies held banners stating "No religion" and "Religion is slavery".
Egypt has been riven by protests over the draft constitution, which President Mohammed Mursi wants enacted.
Yesterday, a legal challenge to the constitution was filed:
Former Judge Challenges Egypt's Constitution
By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press
CAIRO January 8, 2013 (AP)
The only female judge to sit on Egypt's highest court said Tuesday she has filed the first legal challenge against the country's highly contentious constitution, which cost her the seat she held.
Tahani el-Gebali said she filed her complaint to the Supreme Constitutional Court questioning the legality of the charter, which she said was drafted and passed illegally.
But experts said they doubted the constitutional court would try to intervene in the charter now that it was approved in a referendum last month. Doing so would likely spark a direct clash with Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Though Morsi and judges have been sharply at odds throughout the constitution-writing process over the powers of the executive and judiciary, judges have hesitated to outright overrule him.
The constitution has sharply polarized Egyptians. The opposition organized massive rallies last month against the charter, deadly clashes erupted and there were calls for delaying a national vote on it. Still, the document passed by a 64 percent 'yes' vote in a referendum in which around only 33 percent of voters participated.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:45 AM
Victor_c3 (1,446 posts)
1. Femen always gets my attention
I love some of the articles and pictures that I see posted in the German news organization "Der Spiegel". It always makes the government they are protesting look extra-bad when they are arresting and rough handling a bunch of naked women.
It takes a lot of courage to protest some of the stuff they protest to begin with, but to do it naked adds another dimension.