On this date I posted an entry about some negative events in Siwa, including an attack and rape of a foreign woman who lives here. I subsequently decided to remove that post (removed 10 October, 2011).
Apart from leaving out the details of my close friendships and relationship in Siwa (because I will not take liberties with the privacy of those people) I have tried to be straightforward in writing about the ups and downs of life here. But after what had happened I felt it was unfair to give a heavily edited look at Siwa life and pretend to readers that they are getting real insights, so I decided to include some less attractive reflections.
Call me a coward, but I then became concerned that by reporting these events I would jeopardize not only my safety here but perhaps that of others.
If you did not see the post and are interested, and are family or friends, email me and I will email you the blog entry that has been removed.
I do not like to censor, but as it may problematic for me to remain in Siwa if I run the information, I feel that I have no choice. The police now seem to be taking some action, but whether any real changes here will happen is doubtful.
Regular readers note this entry has nothing to do with the angst of my recent blog entry Inside out.
I will get back on track and address some of what prompted that odd entry and what has been happening in my life when I have more time and energy. Work and staying focused is the current priority, and for now the blog must wait a bit for me to catch my breath…