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Archive for April 26th, 2012

Farewell Intercourse Law: Egypt Drafts Measure To Allow Husbands To Have Sex With Dead Wives

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 26, 2012

Ed’s note: This is outrageous, disgusting, sickening.

Persecution of women and minority Christians is intensifying, Egypt and Iran are aiding Sudan to bomb Christian South Sudan, (please watch this horrific video here ) Egypt just canceled gas supply deal with Israel, and the US State Department approved a $ 1.3 Billion in military aid to Egypt – with the statement and continuing military and other assistance to Egypt is rewarded for the extraordinary progress the country has made since the overthrow last year of its autocratic president, Hosni Mubarak. Egypt has elected a new Parliament in a vote widely seen as free and fair, and it has scheduled a presidential election in May, with a runoff to follow in June.

We’ve seen more progress in 16 months than we’ve seen in 60 years,” that is what the senior State Department official said.

Free and fair election” Were there neutral observers like in sub-Saharan Africa or Eastern European countries? Just overnight, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco have become one of the freest nations on the planet? The world upside down – I better start a pig farm close to the sources of the Nile in Ethiopia!

A DRAFT Egyptian law that would allow a husband to have sex with the corpse of his wife up to six hours after her death is being contested by a national woman’s group, reports al Arabiya News.

The proposal, dubbed the ‘Farewell Intercourse’ law, is currently going through the majority Islamist parliament. Fighting it is the National Council for Women (NCW), which says the law “marginalises” and “undermines” the status of women in Egypt.

The group is also contesting another draft law that would permit a 14-year-old girl to marry. Currently the age limit is 16.

Egyptian journalist and TV anchor, Jaber al-Qarmouty, lent his support to the NCW protest. “It is a catastrophe to give the husband such a right! Has the Islamic trend reached that far? Is there really a draft law in this regard? Are there people thinking in this manner?” he asked.

He was not alone in finding the proposal unbelievable. On Twitter, several users have asked whether it is a hoax. But reputable Egyptian news sites continue to report the story.


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