Saturday, April 28, 2012

Egypt's "Farewell Intercourse Law".

I heard of this story on Sean Hannity's, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh's radio shows. All three give the U.K. Daily Mail as the source of their information. That site links to Al Arabiya News as their original source.

The Islamist-dominated parliament in Egypt is on the verge of approving a law which will allow husbands to have sex with their dead wives - within six hours of her death.

The controversy about a husband having sex with his dead wife came about after a Moroccan cleric spoke about the issue in May 2011. Cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari maintained that marriage between husband and wife remained valid even after death; so, accordingly, he said sex with one's dead spouse was allowed in Islam. Unless one thinks that Islam is sexist, the cleric also claimed that a woman would likewise be permitted to have sex with her dead husband.

Zamzami is not new to making controversial pronouncements concerning Islam. Two years ago, he said it was permissible for pregnant women to drink alcohol. Considering that drinking alcohol isn't even permitted in Islam - not to mention the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome - this statement is odd, indeed.

As they say, if there's no photo (or video) it didn't happen. I was able to locate a video of Zamzami explaining himself from a blog called Blazing Cat Fur. Of course, Zamzami is speaking Arabic in the video, but fortunately for us, the writer of the blog managed to put in a translation via subtitles.

3 comments:

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

"Unless one thinks that Islam is sexist, the cleric also claimed that a woman would likewise be permitted to have sex with her deadhusband."

Excuse my bluntness, but how??

Robert said...

That was the same question posed by Rush Limbaugh on his radio program. I don't have an answer.

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