Saturday, March 26, 2011

Libyan Woman Alleging Gang Rape By Gaddafi's Soldiers Dragged Away By Government Minders

I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to live as a woman in a Muslim country, let alone during times of upheaval. As much as Islamic scholars and others love to claim that women are revered and considered as equals in their religion, it's far from the truth. The majority of Muslim men have little to no respect for their women folk and we witness that lack of respect time and again.

Here's a very distraught Libyan woman who showed up today at a hotel in Tripoli where foreign journalists are corralled alleging she was beaten and gang-raped by 15 of Gaddafi's goons. What ensues is a harrowing encounter between hotel staff-cum-government minders who dragged the poor woman away while journalists tried to help her. At one point you can see someone actually trying to place a sack over her head, and we later see her being shoved into a car. Who knows what will happen to her, but I'm sure it doesn't bode well.

Another video, showing more of the scuffle between those intent on shutting her up and those journalists trying to protect her.

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