Cairo Report

The sisters of the Muslim Brotherhood

As tensions escalate in Egypt, a group previously ignored by the global media is trying to establish their voice: women of the Muslim Brotherhood. A conservative Islamist group, the Brotherhood (which helped lead the 2011 Egyptian revolution) is generally perceived as a boys' club, with little regard for women's voices. Not so, say women cited in a Daily Beast piece. Women have been out in force in the most recent round of protests, despite widespread sexual violence. Brotherhood member Fatma Saad El Din said she felt obligated to participate. “I have a national duty as a woman, as an Egyptian, and as a Muslim to defend my rights and my role as a Muslim Brotherhood member,” she said. “I stand for truth.”

Read it at the Daily Beast

July 9, 2013 12:23 PM