Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Arab Spring: Egypt’s Parliament Poised to Pass Legislation Allowing Necrophilia

From Al Arabiya News via Improbable Research:
Necrophilia might soon become specifically legal in Egypt, within specific bounds, according to this report by Abeer Tayel in  Al Arabiya News:

Egypt’s women urge MPs not to pass early marriage, sex-after-death laws: report

Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) has appealed to the Islamist-dominated parliament not to approve two controversial laws on the minimum age of marriage and allowing a husband to have sex with his dead wife within six hours of her death according to a report in an Egyptian newspaper…. [The controversy] to two laws: one that would legalize the marriage of girls starting from the age of 14 and the other that permits a husband to have sex with his dead wife within the six hours following her death…. Zamzami Abdul Bari [pictured here] said that marriage remains valid even after death adding that a woman also too had the same right to engage in sex with her dead husband.

I'll probably put this in the Things I Don't Understand file:

Things I Don't Understand: Pyrotechnically Speaking
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