Egyptian female activist defecates on ISIS flag

The Norway-based activist has reportedly received death threats following the controversial post.

Controversial Egyptian Femen activist Aliaa Magda al-Mahdy has posted a photo of her and a fellow activist defecating and menstruating on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) banner, the Blaze news website reported.

In the photo, al-Mahdy is shown facing the camera while the other unidentified activist, wearing what appears to be a hijab, has their back to the camera. Al-Mahdy has “IS,” an acronym for ISIS, drawn on her chest and the other protester has the Femen logo on her back.

The Norway-based activist has reportedly received death threats following the controversial post.

This is not the first time al-Mahdy has used provocative means to voice her message. In 2012 the 23-year-old took part in a protest by the International women’s movement Femen in Stockholm “to say NO to Sharia constitution in Egypt!”

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) waves an ISIS flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. (Reuters)

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) waves an ISIS flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. (Reuters)

 

Speaking to Al Arabiya News in 2012, Inna Scevchenko, a leader Femen France said Alia was kidnapped in Egypt in 2011 after she posted nude pictures on the internet.

Al-Mahdy shared a post by one of her followers saying, “I have a feeling Facebook will shut down this profile in a not too distant future. That is because I refuse to stop sharing the protest against ISIS … the photo is censored and should therefore not be against Facebook standards. Still Facebook seem to let the moral-fascists win and they keep removing it as I keep reposting it.”


 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42
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