04/04/13 16:21 CET
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Five women have staged a topless protest in front of an Islamic cultural centre and mosque in Brussels.
The Femen demonstration was in support of a woman in Tunisia called Amina, who posted pictures on the internet of her naked body bearing anti-Islamic slogans.
As a result, one cleric called for her to be killed. Wahabi Salafi preacher Almi Adel, who heads the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, said the 19-year-old should be stoned to death.
There are unconfirmed rumours that the woman’s family have locked her up at home.
One of the Femen activists at the Brussels protest, who gave her name only as Margaux, said: “It is an action in support of Amina who is locked up and under medication by her family because she had the courage to get naked, to advocate her rights to have her own body and to use her own body as she pleases, as she wishes; the situation of women in a lot of countries is unbearable but we will not let this go.”
Nobody came out of the mosque during the protest, which lasted 10 minutes, and there was no police presence.
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