The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

It could happen to anyone we know

This al-Masri al-Youm report highlighted by Hossam is truly terrifying:

Two police corporals are currently under investigation for attempting to rape a woman in Tahrir Square’s underground metro (Sadat Station) on Wednesday, Al-Masry Al-Youm reports.

The woman approached a police corporal inside the underground station, asking him for directions to the nearest exit to KFC at 1:30pm. To her surprise, he pointed at the security office in the station, and told her that was her destination, before grabbing her to the office and attempting to rape her with the help of another police corporal. The woman managed to escape, in complete trauma with torn clothes.
This could happen to your sister or mother.