No Evidence Of Egypt’s Farewell Intercourse Law
The news doing the rounds has been awash with news of a law that will allow necrophilia – sex with dead people – for husbands who have lost their wives for a period of up to 6 hours following their death.
The “farewell Intercourse” bill is reported to have been inspired by a Fatwa issued by a Moroccan cleric last year. Zamzami Abdul Bar said that since the two would meet in Heaven again anyway, death shouldn’t get in the way of one last post-mortem marital romp.
The law has proceeded to upset a lot of women who say that this highlights trend in the largely Islamist parliament to roll back legislation that empowered women, among them the right for women to end a bad marriage.
However it doesnt seem as if there is any evidence that such a bill exists or that it was under law at any point in time. Rather there seems to be a suggestion that the story about the law may have emanated from Egypt’s Glenn Beck aka Tawfik Okasha a known anti-Islamist.
With the scrutiny that the parliament is under in Egypt you would think that the full text of the bill would made available. If it is done for other bills, why not this one? There simply are no facts.
Also from our Islamic Sharia law sources it would seem as if there is no section of it that allows for necrophilia.
We suppose that is what the information age gives you.