The “farewell Intercourse” bill was inspired by a Fatwa issued by a Moroccan cleric last year. Speaking on the legalization of necrophilia Zamzami Abdul Bar said that since the couple would meet in Heaven again anyway it was okay to have one last romp, I know that each culture has its different practices but this one is truly difficult to understand, having sex with a body as long as it is warm is just wrong!
Critics have slammed the law. Prominent journalist and TV host Jaber al-Qarmouty used his program to lash out at the law.
He spoke out saying: “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 really thinking in this manner.”
Along with the rather grim “farewell Intercourse” draft law, parliament is also set to approve legislation that would allow girls as young as 14 to get married.
Lawmakers are also seeking to eliminate a reform implemented over a decade ago that allows women to end unhappy or abusive marriages without interference from their spouses.
Dr. Mervat al-Talawi NCW head sent a message to the People’s Assembly speaker outlining the plight of women in post-revolutionary Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood is securing the biggest bloc in parliament and posed to take the presidency in the next elections, the rights women enjoyed during the Mubarak era may soon be a thing of the past.
This shows us that western view on installing these new leaders as part of the Arab spring and a democratic reform is false.
Often we are told that these regimes abuse women’s rights and in order to bring greater freedoms to them and others in the region we must support these uprisings, this change of law in Egypt tells a different story.