She ‘incited debauchery and can be legally stoned, beaten or hanged’

She ‘incited debauchery and can be legally stoned, beaten or hanged’ December 2, 2018

What women wear is a constant source of concern to law enforcement agents who work so diligently in mainly Islamic countries to preserve ‘purity’ – and woe betide those who stray from the straight and narrow.

Image via YouTube

The  latest personality to invoke the wrath of the authorities in Egypt is film star Rania Youssef, 44, above, who is due to face trial next month for “promoting immorality”.

Her crime? She turned up at the Cairo Film Festival on Thursday in a fishnet-style dress that revealed a swimsuit beneath – and much more flesh than is permitted in modest Islamic circles.

The BBC reports that she could be jailed for five years if found guilty of “inciting debauchery”

If she is jailed, this won’t satisfy sycam 3472, a prude who thinks she merits far harsher treatment. In a message beneath a YouTube report of her “flagrant” dress, she or he thundered:

She has incited debauchery and can be legally stoned or beaten. Either that or we the people of Egypt will arrest her and hang her in Tahrir square. It is the law. Call for fatwa.

But Qandil kakka commented

I have to say she have [sic] great looking ass.

Youssef has apologised. She said she would not have worn the dress if she had known it would cause such controversy.

Charges against her were brought by a pair of prodnoses  – lawyers Amro Abdelsalam and Samir Sabri, who are known for taking celebrities to court.

Sabri said that the star’s appearance:

Did not meet societal values, traditions and morals and therefore undermined the reputation of the festival and the reputation of Egyptian women in particular.

The Egyptian Actors’ Syndicate also criticised the “appearance of some of the guests”, which it said:

Undermined the festival and the union.

In a social media post, the actress said she had “probably miscalculated” in choosing to wear the dress.

It was the first time that I wore it and I did not realise it would spark so much anger. I reaffirm my commitment to the values upon which we were raised in Egyptian society.

Last year an Egyptian court jailed singer Shaimaa Ahmed for two years – later reduced to a year – for appearing in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana.

And in January prosecutors detained another singer, Laila Amer, after her music video, showing her dancing and making suggestive gestures, sparked a brouhaha.

H/T BarrieJohn


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  • Antonio Castillo-García

    I’m not an expert, but from what I gather from reading History, every human societal experiment so far, at some point reached a point of unbridgeable contradictions and cultural differences. No matter how much the powers to be try, sooner or later they will have to change and adapt or be replaced by something different, for better or for, (far more often and apparently more humanPsyche-like), worse.

  • Broga

    Whatever that warped government does it won’t stop us selling them weapons. Why do we never hear protests from the Pope, Archbishops, PM, Royals etc. Too inconvenient, I suppose.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    In principle I agree, as long as it is someone else’s society that has to do all the changing and adapting. So what is your proposed solution to the problem of loose women making Satan’s tingle in my trousers?

  • Antonio Castillo-García

    Cold showers and Brussels sprouts, I’d say 😉

  • Vanity Unfair

    It’s nice to know that men do not “incite debauchery” nor “promote immorality”. Imagine how upsetting that would be to all those upright defenders of religion and modesty.
    We can rest easy in the knowledge that men only incite stoning, hanging, mutilation, imprisonment and other such moral repercussions because because the poor weaklings are so lacking in self-control that the sight of a little skin can reduce them to a ravening mob.

  • P. McCoy

    Hey, it’s the simple lawvof the jungle:”Might makes Right” and ” The Strong Rule the Weak.”

    Women cannot physically or politically over come the donimant MALE patriarchy in Moslem countries . She can only hope for asylum and 24/7 protection.

  • kaydenpat

    Another example of how religious madness.

  • Jemolk

    Being stoned shouldn’t be illegal anyway. Oh wait, not that kind of stoned, you say? Never mind then. 😛

    In all seriousness, though, authoritarianism is why we can’t have nice things. As seen here.

  • Nerdsamwich

    Recognize that your reactions to your environment are on you, and not others?

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Terrific idea! But how do you propose to make all those uppity temptresses take them?

  • Sophotroph

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  • gedediah

    These women are balancing bravery in standing up to repression with recklessness for their own safety. Maybe suggestively eating a banana in a music video is on the reckless side in their culture.

  • Carl Wiggins

    All religion is just so messed up.

  • Michael
  • Michael

    I heard that Allah walks around Heaven butt nekid since,…for-ev-ah.