Islamist 'Morality Police' to train volunteers in using electric batons

A controversial hardliner group in Egypt announces that it purchased 1000 tazers to help its cadre defend themselves as they 'promote virtue' on the country's streets

Ahram Online , Thursday 12 Jan 2012,
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The official Facebook page of Morality police in Egypt
The official Facebook page of Morality police in Egypt (Photo:Facebook)

The self-proclaimed Islamist "Morality Police" announced on its new official Facebook page that it has acquired 1,000 tazers to be distributed to volunteers who will promote "virtue" and combat "vice" in the Egyptian street.

The "Morality Police", which models itself on a similar group in Saudi Arabia that monitors citizens social behaviour, added in its announcement that these electric shocks batons will help in self-defence against any possible attacks on volunteers, adding that volunteers would be instructed to use the tazers only in "extremely necessary" situations.

The Facebook  page announced that the first field training session for volunteers will be on Thursday evening in El-Mandara neighbourhood in Alexandria.

Meanwhile, Suez Port authorities announced last week that they foiled an attempt to smuggle in 1,000 tazers while it was not clear who the shipment was intended to reach.

Islamist and organised Salafist forces such as the Nour Party have distanced themselves from the "Morality Police" group, which has so far only operated in cyberspace.

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no wrote:
15-01-2012 04:18am

NO


These morality police need to be quickly hunted down and ENDED otherwise they will grow and Egypt will become as repressed as Saudi Arabia.
B. Kellen wrote:
14-01-2012 08:37pm

Sex Strike


All it might take to stop the stun gun attacks is for the Egyptian women to secretly select a date when all requests for sex are denied. Of course this will be a conspiracy among married women, since single women are not allowed any such activity. This could lead to beatings, but for the sake of justice, this is the only ace card the female sex has to exert any control over events. It would make an interesting excperiemnt!
-MA- wrote:
14-01-2012 03:11pm

To Medo..


Don't know what planet you are from, but "Egypt is predominantly Muslim, with around 80 million Muslims, comprising 94.7% of the population, as of 2010."
Dikwid Al-Asfuk wrote:
14-01-2012 07:43am

After the election


Today, the taser. Tomorrow, STONING! Get your front row seats now! ALLAH IS GREAT!!
John wrote:
13-01-2012 07:17pm

Egypt is not an Islamic state


Egypt is not an Islamic state I will be very shortly !!!
Diver wrote:
13-01-2012 02:04pm

So Sad


So Sad to hear this. I am a scuba diver and I love Egypt and the Red Sea, In the last 4 years I have allways spent my holydays in Egipt, some years I have been there twice. But if this nightmare becomes true I won't be back and all the scuba divers that I personally know they'll do the same. I was glad for egyptian people to end a dictatorship that lasted so long, but now they don't choose freedom they choose to be slaves of a wrong morality that will put you in the medieval age, so sad really.
dawoud wrote:
12-01-2012 08:34pm

Militia


Are private militias allowed in Egypt ? This is the open door to any excess...
medo wrote:
12-01-2012 06:26pm

i wonder


A group such as this goes against national security and should be banned and closed down, the police should be the ones policing the streets not a bunch on nobodies who think they have the right to push their views on everyone, Who do they think they are fooling?? Their views are not views expressed by regular Muslims, If there were a bunch of people called "The Christianity Police" who were patrolling the streets doing the same there would be fire! Egypt is not an Islamic state and the Salifies should remember this! God Bless Egypt!

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