Read about new legislation coming out in Egypt, the center for the Obama-endorsed Arab Spring, via Weasel Zippers. When it's all said and done, Mubarak will be looking pretty good compared to what is taking place in Egypt since his ousting.
Egypt’s New Islamist-Led Parliament To Legalize Men Having Sex With Dead Wives For Up To Six Hours After Death, Allow Girls To Marry At 14-Years Old…
And it is Sharia compliant.
(Daily Mail) — Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives — for up to six hours after their death.
The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.
It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women’s rights of getting education and employment.
Egypt’s National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that ‘marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country’s human development’.
Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Dr Saad al-Katatni addressing her concerns.
Egyptian journalist Amro Abdul Samea reported in the al-Ahram newspaper that Talawi complained about the legislations which are being introduced under ‘alleged religious interpretations’.
The subject of a husband having sex with his dead wife arose in May 2011 when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death.
He also said that women have the right to have sex with her dead husband, alarabiya.net reported.