Just when Egyptians were jubilating on the victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Morsi at the Tahrir Square in the historic Egyptian elections, completely unaware that just a short distance away a young British journalist was about to be savagely attacked. A young British journalist named Natasha Smith was subjected to horrific sexual assault by hundreds of men while covering the Egyptian elections.
21-year-old Miss Smith feared for her life after she was stripped and violently attacked by the mob of ‘animals’ who, according to her tossed her like fresh meat in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The young journalist student managed to escape only after putting on a burka and pretending to be the wife of a local man who smuggled her to safety. From there, she eventually landed into the British Embassy.
A Masters student in International Journalism at Falmouth College, Cornwall Miss Smith was in Egypt for her documentary project based on women rights. In extracts from her own blog she has provided terrifying details of the vicious sex attack. She writes that once they were surrounded she and her friend Callum could not do anything. There were hundreds of men who were dragging her away. Her rucksack was torn from her back, but she could not feel it. Men began to rip off her clothes.
She writes: ‘I was stripped naked. Their insatiable appetite to hurt me heightened. These men, hundreds of them, had turned from humans to animals.’ She was dragged naked across the ground. Men pulled her blonde hair-a beacon of her foreign identity.
After five to ten minutes her friend was finally able to rescue and guide her into a medical tent where the Muslim women covered her naked body. Natasha was told that the attack must have been motivated by rumors spread by trouble making thugs that she was a foreign spy. But for Miss Smith this was just an excuse to sexually molest a young Western girl.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time incidents of such horrific and disgusting nature have taken place in Egypt. In 2011 CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was attacked by 200 men in Tahrir Square while covering the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak. Along with this US-Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy became a victim of brutal physical and sexual assault inside the interior ministry of Cairo.
According to the journalist she had been beaten and sexually assaulted while covering protests. Under the light of such horrendous nature Egypt and Egyptians really need to re-question themselves about the objectives of their so-called revolution.