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A bizarre Egyptian law that allows husbands to have sex with their dead wives up to six hours after their death, has come to light.

Local media has reported on the drafting of a so called ‘Farewell intercourse’ law as part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.

Other laws are said to allow girls from as young as 14 to marry, plus waiving women’s right to education and employment.

Egypt’s National Council for Women is reportedly campaigning against the new laws.

The notion of Farewell Intercourse arose in May 2011, when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death. He also said women have the right to have sex with their dead husband, according to alarabia.net.

However, it is rumoured the plans to embed the sexual rights were seeded by journalists loyal to ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty railed against the proposal.

He said: “This is unbelievable. 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?”

 

 


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Egyptian husbands can have sex with dead wives in bizarre 'Farewell Intercourse' law
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