Friday, April 15, 2011

White House Islamists and Misprision of Treason

Misprision of Treason: Top DOJ Officials Abandon CAIR Terror Financing Prosecutions

It is a felony offense to know or have reason to know that seditious activity is underway and do nothing about it. The term used in the U.S. Code for such a crime is “misprision of treason.” Counterterrorism expert Patrick Poole reveals today that political appointees in the Obama-Holder Justice Department would appear, at a minimum, to be candidates for prosecution for obstruction of justice and perhaps guilty of violating this statute.

In a Pajamas Media article headlined “Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?” (and reprinted below), Poole reports that two Justice Department sources confirm that the decision not to prosecute unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial was taken “at the top” of the department, not by the federal prosecutors in Dallas who had secured convictions of five HLF officials and had planned next to put away their helpmates.

As a result, one of the most prominent and problematic of those listed by the prosecution – the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front known as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – has not only been allowed to continue to run its influence operations in Washington and elsewhere across the country. It has been free to enjoy what is, if anything, even greater access to and influence over the Obama administration than it enjoyed during previous presidencies.

A book published late last year by Patrick Poole and eighteen other national security professionals, Shariah: The Threat to America, documents how such access advances the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission in this country of waging a kind of “grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” As it happens, just yesterday, Chairwoman Sue Myrick (R-NC) convened the first of what she says will be a series of House Intelligence subcommittee hearings aimed at investigating the Brotherhood and its operations, here and abroad.

One of the most chilling passages of Poole’s article is a quote from a DoJ official who, on condition of anonymity, came forward with confirmation of this scandal:

"This is a national security issue. We know that these Muslim leaders and groups are continuing to raise money for Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Ten years ago we shut down the Holy Land Foundation. It was the right thing to do. Then the money started going to KindHearts. We shut them down too. Now the money is going through groups like Islamic Relief and Viva Palestina. Until we act decisively to cut off the financial pipeline to these terrorist groups by putting more of these people in prison, they are going to continue to raise money that will go into the hands of killers. And until Congress starts grilling the people inside DOJ and the FBI who are giving these groups cover, that is not going to change. My biggest fear is that Americans are going to die and it will be the very Muslim leaders we are working with who will be directly or indirectly responsible."

It is high time Congress starts “grilling the people inside DOJ and the FBI who are giving these groups cover.” If the facts warrant impeachment and prosecution on misprision of treason or other grounds, so be it.


Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?

It is high time Congress starts “grilling the people inside DOJ and the FBI who are giving these groups cover.” If the facts warrant impeachment and prosecution on misprision of treason or other grounds, so be it.

During the House Homeland Security hearing last month on the topic of radicalization in the American Muslim community, one exchange between L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN) concerned the relationship between the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and Hamas terrorist front the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Sheriff Baca told the congressman:
We don’t play around with criminals in my world. If CAIR is an organization that is a quote “criminal organization,” prosecute them. Hold them accountable and bring them to trial.
But according to a high-ranking source within the Department of Justice, who spoke exclusively to Pajamas Media on the condition of anonymity, Sheriff Baca, a long-time supporter of CAIR, was probably already in on the joke.
The joke is that a number of leaders of Islamic organizations (all of whom publicly opposed the King hearings on Muslim radicalization) were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade.
But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.

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Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?
High-level source concedes DOJ let off CAIR co-founders and others for political reasons.
April 14, 2011 - by Patrick Poole


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Friday, April 8, 2011

Another Big Lie

-b-b-but it's his fault ... He started it".....

The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009 as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period: (below)

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

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The Fantasy World of America's Numero Uno Dummy

Wall Street Journal Sizes up Obama - They've Got Him Figured Out

A "deadly" article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely circulated newspaper in America .

Article from the Wall Street Journal - by Eddie Sessions:

"I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros anybody?) took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams of My Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The "Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a "communist with a small 'c'" was the real author.

His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at his disposal.

He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?

He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.

And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska .. It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.

The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.

Now, nearly a full 2 years into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain .

The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world tour" were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.

Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.

Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.

He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America . He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.

The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual's life.

When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.

We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy at the teleprompter is President of the United States of America?

Running Scared of Islam

You choose. Which religious adherent would you want as a neighbor; to marry your daughter?

One of Broadway’s big hits this season is the musical The Book of Mormon, a creation of the scatological geniuses behind the cartoon South Park. As one would expect, the show is “blasphemous, scurrilous and more foul-mouthed than David Mamet on a blue streak,” as the New York Times put it, satirizing every dimension of Mormonism from its obligatory missionary work to the planet Kolob God supposedly lived on or near. But despite this ridicule, the Times reports, “there have been no pickets or boycotts, no outraged news releases by Mormon defenders and no lawsuits.” In fact, “The Mormon Church itself . . . has signaled to members to turn the other cheek, while quietly preparing to make the best of the publicity.”

Meanwhile, the burning of a Koran on March 20 by a fringe Florida pastor sparked riots in Afghanistan. On Friday, ten foreigners, including two who may have been beheaded, and several Afghans were killed when a mob of thousands, chanting “Death to America” and “Allahu Akbar,” attacked a UN compound in usually placid Mazar-e-Sharif in the north. The next day, nine Afghans died when riots broke out all over Kandahar, the spiritual homeland of the Taliban.

So a highly visible and critically praised Broadway play that will be seen by thousands is met by the insulted church with a shrug, while a solitary act by the leader of an obscure, 50-member, non-denominational congregation triggers lethal violence aimed at the same Western nations that are spending blood and treasure to give Afghans political freedom and liberation from bloody tyrants. What do we make of this contrast?

The obvious point is that such violence on the part of Muslims whenever they feel their religion has been insulted has been common for decades. The first major global outbreak of Muslim violence happened in February 1989 when Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa — reaffirmed by Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei.

from Islam in Aussieland at 4F.

Obama Slush Fund Pays the Media

Obama “Slush” Fund Pays for News Media Pensions
Posted on April 6, 2011 by Jane Jamison
NBC is also on the GE Obama stimulus payroll, so now he’s buying friends in the Washington Post and CBS?

By Abraxas

Obama just gave ‘change’ to his media buddies: in loose coins, that comes to $573,217 for the Washington Post and $722,388 for CBS.

Naturally, Barack wasn’t so gauche as to dip into his own pocket to pay for it. Instead, he got that money from a mysterious fund in the Healthcare package called the “Early Retiree Reinsurance Program”. Did you know about ERRP? Nope, neither did I. But a whole lot of Bama’s buddies sure have because they’ve been siphoning money off it by the handfuls. The ERRP was started last year with a $5 billion kitty with the funds meant to last until 2014. But less than a year later, the fund has already spent half its money and the rest is pouring out so fast that it will all certainly be gone by the end of 2011.

When you first see the fund’s purpose written down on paper, it certainly sounds noble: providing aid to organizations so they can pay for health insurance for their employees who are retiring early. But the kicker is, which organizations? Well, it’s “selected states, companies and labor unions”. And since we can all guess who’s doing the ‘selecting’, it’s no surprise Obama’s friends have such big grins on their faces. The ones with smiles from ear to ear are the United Auto Workers union which got $206,798,086, AT&T who received $140,022,949, and IBM which hauled in $12,989,690. Poor little General Electric ‘only’ received $36,607,818; but before you bring out the hankies for them, you should realize that GE just used a taxpayer loophole (which Obama refused to close) to avoid paying any U.S. taxes last year. Yes, Obama’s buddies are happy and he sure is sporting a big grin himself.

But Congress is furious; or at least those members of it who are Republican. They’re calling it ‘Obama’s slush fund’. Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns (who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations) tried to nail a government official to find out how the fund decides who gets what and how much, but Stearns only got the run around. He’s particularly incensed that the news organizations got money from the Healthcare package. Stating the obvious, he asked “How can the Washington Post and CBS be impartial on the issue of health care when they received funding under the health care law?” Not surprisingly, the Washington Post “declined to comment”.

Well, the media may be close lipped about all this money but the money itself is loudly answering one question for all us citizens with 20/20 vision. We finally realize why the media has been insisting that a pot-bellied, nasty-faced First Lady who dresses like a blind hooker is called a “fashion icon.”

Michelle Obama wearing a "boob tube" honor of CBS?

Ann Barnhardt rebuts Lindsey Graham's remarks

Ann Barnhardt for President!!!

Raw truth frequently offends, so get used to it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Holy Book Burning and Institutionalized Discrimination

CHRONWATCH, April 2011 By Sylvia Thompson

Again, we are inundated with talking heads berating and demonizing Pastor Terry Jones of Florida. He is the Christian pastor who is among the small number of people in this country, Christian and otherwise, who has the guts to stand up to Islam.
Again, I am nauseated at the vitriol spewed toward Pastor Jones because he shows that he has a spine. This is a comment from Rich Galen, writing for the blog:

“That preacher in Florida who burned a Koran is a _____ (Fill in the Blank). On that, I think we can all agree. [Wrong, we do not all agree.]

''The notion that a guy with a 30-person congregation can hold himself up as – literally – a judge, and some of his massive congregation as jury, to decide on the legitimacy of Islam as a religion would be laughable except we don’t laugh about those things anymore.” (From, April 5, 2011 article, “Terry Jones Is Not the Problem”)

If I ever hear similar vitriol spewed at the military for the destruction of Bibles, then I will be willing to view these Jones haters as worthy of consideration.

I don’t recall any mention from Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, or any others in the so-called conservative contingent at Fox News, or any conservative venues, of that travesty.

This is a report from Reuters (Kabul) regarding the incident (May 5, 2009):

“Bibles in Afghan languages sent to a U.S. soldier at a base in Afghanistan were confiscated and destroyed to ensure that troops did not breach regulations which forbid proselytizing…. The U.S. military has denied its soldiers tried to convert Afghans to Christianity….

'' ‘I can now confirm that the Bibles shown on Al Jazeera’s clip were, in fact, collected by the chaplains and later destroyed.’ ” (Quote from spokeswoman Major Jennifer Willis at Bagram air base, north of Kabul)

And this from, “Military burns unsolicited Bibles sent to Afghanistan” May 22, 2009:

“The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims,” Wright told CNN on Tuesday.

''Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said.'' (Quote from Lt. Col. Mark Wright)

I emphasize “trash.” The Holy Bible is considered trash and the Holy Koran merits protection. The military, of course, gave an excuse for why the Bibles were destroyed and not returned to America. The primary reason that those Bibles were destroyed is that Muslims are feared and Christians are not. As an American and a Christian, this scenario makes my blood boil.

I heard a comment recently from a Muslim on a radio talk show explaining why the Koran deserves reverence and the Bible doesn’t. His words: the Koran is “holy”; the Bible is not. Interestingly, every Bible in my house is titled “Holy Bible.” Further, the Koran was “written by Allah, himself.” The Bible was “written by men.” He also offered that even Christians say the Bible was written by men.

I expect such ignorance of Christianity from a Muslim, but I bristle that I haven’t heard any counter to this ignorance in the national media from Christian leaders. The Bible was indeed written by men, but it was inspired by God. What men would have been inclined to write the story of human existence the way the Bible does? Think about it, what human would pen such a candid, condemning epic, showing mankind to be the bumbling idiots that we are? In their infinite hubris, men would be more inclined to whitewash all of mankind’s inherent flaws.

Whether or not anybody believes the Bible as I and the many unsung, silent Christians out there do is irrelevant. My point is that Muslims, thanks to the savagery of many of Islam’s adherents, have gripped the people of this nation by the proverbial balls and they are squeezing. I can hear the high, painful, effeminate wail of frightened leaders.

I will not listen to any crap coming from General Petraeus or any other military big-wig about the hateful behavior of Pastor Jones. Nor will I listen to Sean Hannity or other so-called Christian conservatives until I hear an equal outcry about the despicable behavior of the military’s destruction of Holy Bibles and deeming them “trash.”

Wake up Christians! Wake up Americans!

Vital History lessons: The Nazi connection to Islam and the Holocaust


The Grand Mufti Haj Ameen Husseini a friend of Walid's Grandfather, was a participant in the Holocaust; so when Palestinian leaders state the the holocaust was nothing to with them, so why should they have to suffer, they are denying evidence of real collusion with Hitler and the Nazis.

Here is the documented evidence. Please share with the world who live in willful ignorance, especially the people who live in "liberal bliss."

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Violent reactions by Muslim's

Was Muslims' violent Reaction to Burning the Quran Preventable?By Tawfik Hamid

Last Friday, at least seven United Nations workers were killed (including two who were beheaded) and several more were injured after officials said a protest in Afghanistan against a Florida pastor's burning of the Quran turned violent.

On Saturday, the deadly attacks extended to Kandahar. Nine have been killed and several were also injured.

The violent reactions of the Muslim's on the streets which have resulted in the killing of many innocents are a result of the perception that Islam has been insulted. This has occurred on several other occasions such as the publishing of cartoons of prophet Mohamed by a Danish newspaper, the comments of one of the participants in a beauty queen competition about prophet Mohamed in Nigeria November 21, 2002, and rumors that US military persons have insulted the Quran.

Preventing Islamist violent reaction in the future cannot simply occur by preventing people from insulting Islam. This approach can be Un-constitutional and is practically impossible.
The barbaric reaction to the Quran burning demonstrates the existence of several factors that may have contributed to such unjustifiable and unacceptable atrocities.

These factors include:1- Tolerating - in several parts of the Muslim world the use of violence, when it empowers religious values, gives justification and prepares some Muslims psychologically to use violence or resort to its use to express their religious views and opinions.

2- Undervaluing the life of Non-Muslims- traditional mainstream Sharia Law books teach that the monetary compensation for killing a Non-Muslim is half of that of a Muslim. This is an important root cause for disrespecting human life and justifying attacking and killing Non-Muslims.

3- Failure to use Islamic Education to empower certain Quranic values that can prevent such violent reaction. These include "Not punishing someone for the mistakes of others" {Quran 35:18} and "respecting human life" {Quran 5:32}.

4- Individual Thinking- There is a failure of the educational systems and Media to encourage individual thinking instead of the mob or "Umma" mentality. The latter way of thinking suppresses individual thinking in favor of the thinking of the group around him. This makes that person more vulnerable to participate in such violent acts.

5- Failure of legal systems to make the Mullahs who incite hatred and violence responsible for the outcome of their teaching. The violent response against the UN personnel occurred after Friday prayer. It is vital to know what has been said exactly in the ceremony that could have led to such brutal demonstrations.

6- Failure of the Islamic scholars to denounce the terrorists (NOT terrorism) in strong words that are powerful enough to deter Muslims from participating in acts of violence. Using expressions to describe these acts as being "Un-Islamic", or "No religion will justify such acts" are too weak to deter Muslims who are driven by religious zeal to participate in such violent acts.

Prevention of similar barbaric responses in the future MUST be holistic and Multi-Dimensional.

Suggested steps to prevent similar violent reaction in the future include:
1- Islamic Religious scholars MUST issue a Fatwa, calling those Muslims who contributed to the violent attacks that result in killing "Apostates"-if they do not repent. Unfortunately, such expressions are needed to decrease participation of Muslims in such violent acts in the future.

2- Islamic teaching MUST give more emphasis on the Quranic values that can prevent generalization and show respect for Human life. For example; the Quran clearly states that it is unacceptable to punish a person for the actions of another one {Quran 35:18} and that "killing an innocent human soul is equal to killing all humanity" {Quran 5:32}.
The above values-if taught properly-could have prevented the attack on and the killing of the innocent UN personnel who have no relation, at all, to the act of burning the Quran.

3- Encouraging individual thinking instead of Mob or 'Umma' mentality in the Muslim world can be achieved via proper educational tactics. These tactics must modify the thinking process of individuals and can be assisted by certain Quranic verses that establish the meaning that each individual will be judged based upon his personal deeds and actions {Quran 19:95: "And everyone will come to the Lord singly on the day of judgment"}.

4- Negative reinforcement psychological tactics MUST be used to decrease the possibility of similar barbaric attacks in the future. These tactics include clarifying to radical Muslims that such an attack on the UN is likely to create more hatred to Islam and thus can cause more Qurans to be burned-rather than the other way around. The Muslim scholars need to explain this to the Muslim world and put the sin of burning Qurans-that may happen in the future-on the shoulders of Muslims who conduct these violent acts.

Feeling the individual responsibility for burning more Qurans as a result of the violent acts is an important deterrent factor that can prevent religiously motivated Muslims from participating in similar violent atrocities. The Quranic verse {Quran 6:108 "Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance"} can be used as a model to teach Muslims that merely insulting others-let alone killing them-is a major sin as these acts can bring more insults to the religion.

Finally, winning the war against Radical Islam cannot only occur at the Military front. Furthermore, it is practically impossible to stop criticism of Islam. The prevention of future-and probably more devastating-atrocities by violent Muslims requires the proper use of ideological, educational, and psychological tactics.

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CAIR Attacks Allen West

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Egypt Soldiers Tortured Female Protesters, Gave "Virginity Tests" Following Uprisings

Egypt Soldiers Tortured Female Protesters, Gave "Virginity Tests" Following Uprisings

Published March 24, 2011 |

Egyptian soldiers tortured female protesters and administered forced “virginity tests” on them following demonstrations this month, a human rights organization reported.

The officers detained at least 18 women after clearing Tahrir Square of protesters on March 9 and took them to a Cairo Museum annex, where they were reportedly handcuffed, beaten with sticks and hoses, called prostitutes and some given electric shocks in the chest and legs, Amnesty International reported in a Wednesday press release.

Salwa Hosseini, 20, told the group the she and other women also were forced to remove all their clothes to be searched by a female prison guard, in a room with two open doors and a window while male soldiers looked in and took pictures.
The women were then subjected to ‘virginity tests’ in a different room by a man in a white coat and threatened that “those not found to be virgins” would be charged with prostitution, Amnesty International reported.

"Forcing women to have ‘virginity tests’ is utterly unacceptable. Its purpose is to degrade women because they are women," said Amnesty International. "All members of the medical profession must refuse to take part in such so-called 'tests.' "
One woman whose test came up negative was beaten and given electric shocks, the group reported.

Journalist Rasha Azeb, who was also detained in Tahrir Square, told Amnesty International that she was handcuffed, beaten and insulted and could hear other women being given electric shocks during her detention at the museum. She was released several hours later with four other men who were also journalists, but the 17 other women were transferred to the military prison in Heikstep.
Testimonies from other women collected by the El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence also were consistent with Azeb and Hosseini’s accounts, reported.

The group is calling on Egyptian authorities to investigate the allegations and instruct army forces that such behavior will not be tolerated.

“Women and girls must be able to express their views on the future of Egypt and protest against the government without being detained, tortured, or subjected to profoundly degrading and discriminatory treatment,” said Amnesty International. “…the women could be at further risk of harm if the photographs were made public.”
The Egyptian military has repeatedly denied torturing civilians.

The head of the military police told an Egyptian newspaper last week that video footage showing torture was fabricated to create divisions between the public and the military.

Human rights groups also have criticized Egypt's new leaders for trying civilians in military courts.

Amnesty International reported that all 17 women detained in the military prison reportedly were brought before a military court on March 11. Several received one-year suspended prison sentences.

Hat tip to Peter, Act for America Chapter Leader - Thank you Peter.