Egyptian Lawyer Says it’s his Patriotic Duty to Rape Women in Torn Jeans

 In Foreign, opinion

Nabih al-Wahsh is an Egyptian lawyer who recently went on Egyptian TV and stated that any woman who dresses immodestly or wears torn jeans should be punished and that it was a “patriotic duty to sexually harass her, and a “national duty to rape her.” His statement created a firestorm of reactions.

“Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing? I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her, and a national duty to rape her.” Nabih al-Wahsh

The remark came while discussing a potential law on prostitution, and has at least one women’s organization filing a complaint against both him and the Al-Assema Television station, according to Breitbart.

Cairo Egypt is reportedly the most dangerous city for women in the world. France 24 wrote:

Cairo established itself as a city often unsafe for women in 2011 with a series of high-profile sexual assaults in Tahrir Square. Since then, the situation has only grown worse, according to a poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. In a survey of experts looking at how well women are protected from sexual violence, harmful cultural practices, access to healthcare and financial independence, Cairo came in last of 19 megacities those housing 10 million people or more behind Delhi, Karachi and Kinshasa.

Women in Cairo are subjected to harassment on a daily basis, experts said. Since 2011, economic conditions in the Egyptian capital and throughout the nation have deteriorated. High unemployment means fewer opportunities for women to gain financial independence, as well as a glut of frustrated, jobless men, particularly among the young. The poor economy also means that health services in the country have worsened.

The reactions to the story on Breitbart were sad, yet predictable (see below).

But then, we are shocked at the actions of people like Harvey Weinstein, or Kevin Spacey, or the head of the NPR news, Michael Oreskes, who just resigned over allegations of sexual abuse/harassment. As more and more “big deal” celebrities  are exposed for doing these heinous acts we are reminded of the mindsets of people who wish to control women, whether they be sexual predators looking for power, or jihadists looking to create fear. Then there’s the women who try to control men with their attributes. It’s all the same.

It’s never really been about sex. It’s about power and control.


Some of the responses were:

  • “The definition of a psychopath: 
    Seeing something beautiful and wanting to destroy it, to drag it down to ones own level of emotional misery.  And there’s 1.6 billion of them out there, people…”
  • “British man says it is the national duty to kick this man in the nuts and all of his ilk.”
  • “There you have it. An opinion from a so-called learned Egyptian regarding the rape of women. Remember the EU is importing millions of people who are not as educated as this person. I wonder what their view on this subject is?”
  • “This is the mind set of the immigrants Democrats are demanding entry into the US.”


  • Tracy

    Not to out to fine a point on it…a country with GREAT tourist ability… just screwed itself out of a large income… Mamma don’t feel safe traveling there, Daddy ain’t going…stupid is asses.

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