Monday, January 7, 2013

Nude Protest Over Egyptian Constitution

in Sweden where it's sort of safe:

Uncensored version here.

Of course, this didn't go over well back home.

An Egyptian activist filed a complaint to the general prosecutor calling for the citizenship strip of Egypt’s controversial Alia al-Mahdy, commonly known as the “nude poser,” for protesting naked against the country’s newly-adopted constitution.

The plaintiff, Mahmoud Abdel Rahman, accused Mahdy, who protested naked in front of the Egyptian embassy in Sweden, of tarnishing the image of Egypt and deriding religion. Abdel Rahman also called for placing Mahdy on a watch list so she can be arrested when entering Egypt.

In his charges, Abdel Rahman stated that Mahdy “wrote on her naked body statements condemning the constitution with the help of two female activists from FEMEN, an international women’s rights organization.”

He added that Mahdy then headed to the Egyptian embassy in the Swedish capital Stockholm and the three of them stood there stark naked. “By standing there naked, she tarnished the image of Egypt and derided religion,” Abdel Rahman wrote in his complaint.
How's that Arab Spring thing going?

Lifted from the Jawa Report.

Wombat-Socho linked this in the mega-Rule 5 compendium "Body Love" at The Other McCain.  Also picked up by the Classical Liberal in his Rule 5 post "Pistol Grip Pump."

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