Hello from Washington. I’m Jim Tedder. Today we are off to the Philippines to hear about a special place that honors thousands of soldiers from World War 2. Then we travel to Madagascar. There is an invasion taking place there, but it is not what you think. But first, we head to the Middle East.
As the security situation in Egypt continues to worsen, a growing number of Egyptians and Islamists have decided to act. In some neighborhoods in Cairo and in other areas of Egypt, neighbors are filling in for the lack of police protection.
Egyptians are forming what is called a ‘watch group.’ In some cities, Islamist leaders have called on unofficial militias to provide security when necessary.
Egypt’s disliked police force mostly disappeared after the 2011 revolution. Many who returned say they are not well treated. They say they are poorly paid and lack weapons. Some officers have once again left their jobs.
Recently, Egypt’s top lawyer, Talat Abdullah, urged Egyptians to fill in for the lack of police. However, some believe it is dangerous to give civilians the right to arrest each other. Human Rights Watch researcher, Heba Morayef, worries about how civilians will react to being given this right.
最近，埃及高级律师Talat Abdullah敦促埃及人弥补警察的缺乏。然而，一些人认为，赋予平民逮捕他人的权利是危险的。人权观察组织研究员Heba Morayef担心平民获得逮捕权之后会如何反应。
"This new license that's been given to private citizens to become involved in violence is an even more dangerous one. Because you see a weakening of the role of the state, and honestly this opens the door to vigilantism moving forward, and that's not a healthy environment in which to protect rights ultimately."
While some Egyptians have called for the military to intervene, Miz Morayef says it is better to reform the police into a responsible force. But with Egypt’s political situation not moving forward, a decision to even start the reform process will probably not take place anytime soon.
eg. They all trembled at the prospect of an enemy invasion.
2.worsen vt.& vi.（使）变得更坏，（使）恶化； 恶化，更坏
eg. Social and economic problems can only worsen.
eg. No one knows how big the unofficial financial system is, but it is large.
eg. The meeting mostly concerned trade and agriculture.
eg. The judge fined the man and suspended his license.
6.ultimately adv. 最后，最终；基本上；根本
eg. Whatever the scientists ultimately conclude, all of their data will immediately be disputed.
1.In some neighborhoods in Cairo and in other areas of Egypt, neighbors are filling in for the lack of police protection.
fill in填补； 代替
He was called on to fill in in an emergency.
2.But first, we head to the Middle East.
3.Because you see a weakening of the role of the state, and honestly this opens the door to vigilantism moving forward, and that's not a healthy environment in which to protect rights ultimately.
open the door to 为……创造条件
If these stick they could open the door to class-action suits being brought by customers.