Ukrainian Women Arrested For Getting Naked In Swedish Mosque

Ukrainian Women Arrested For Getting Naked In Swedish Mosque
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Three women from the Ukranian women’s rights group FEMEN protested Islamic laws that oppress women last weekend by stripping off their clothes in a mosque in Sweden.

According to the Huffington Post, their topless bodies were painted with phrases such as “No sharia in Egypt and the world” and “My body is mine, not somebody’s honor.”

They also shouted slogans like “Free women” and “No sharia” as they took off the long, black robes they were wearing when they first entered the mostly empty Stockholm mosque.

Mosque employees immediately called the police, who arrested the protesters on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

The women, however, told Swedish media outlets that they were grateful to live in a country where an extreme protest like this results in an arrest and not the torturous physical abuse of many Middle Eastern justice systems.

“If we did that demonstration in my country, we [would get] raped, we were going to be cut with knives, we were going to be killed,” Egyptian protester Aliaa Magda Elmahdy said to Swedish TV station AftonBladet.

Another protester told the station that the aim of the protest was to send messages regarding “freedom to women” and the “freedom to have your own individual choice to decide over your body.”

“We should not be called whores,” the protester told AftonBladet, “or that we are doing something shameful — like they were calling us today in the mosque. They were calling us whores, whores from hell.”

According to the FEMEN website, the “sextremists” who participated in the protest were of Egyptian, Tunisian and Swedish origin.

From the webpage:

“FEMEN calls upon the Egyptian women to take an active part in the overthrow of Islamism revenge for centuries of humiliation and slavery… The fire of revolution must burn!”

FEMEN was founded in 2008 and has led similar protests all over Europe. Their last large-scale protest was in April, when FEMEN members staged demonstrations near Tunisian mosques and the country’s embassy in the support of Amina Tyler, a Tunisian student who is being severely condemned by her countrymen for posting topless photos of herself on Facebook.

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