Thursday, April 26, 2012

Islamists at work in parliament

"Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death.  The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.  It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment."

PS H from Egypt sent me this: "As you probably already know by now, the Daily Mail story about the Egyptian parliament discussing a sex-after-death draft law is an unsubstantiated, likely fabricated one. Here is a comment from well-respected activist Sarah Carr re the story:
And an interesting blog post from a former Egyptian journalist on the fabrication of stories in Egyptian media: