The latest news to hit your local news stand and newspaper is that apparently it is perfectly fine in the eyes of Egyptians and Muslims to have sex with your dead wives! Why yes! That is the latest spin in the media vomit that we like to take in every day. A rumored story that spun from such a limited; restricted and unrelated source has suddenly spiked and made its way through the major journalists in the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, AOL News, News.com.au, Yahoo news and more!
The story began on an opinion column written by pro Mubarak (and Anti Muslim Brotherhood) supporter Amr Abdel Samaii- in the Al Ahram Newspaper. It stated that “Egypt’s new Islamist-dominated parliament is preparing to introduce a controversial law that would allow husbands to have sex with their deceased wives up to six hours after death. Known as the “farewell Intercourse” law, the measure is being championed as part of a raft of reforms introduced by the parliament that will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 for girls.”
With any news story one must gather the information and provide evidence suggesting the said statements and in this case- there is absolutely no evidence that this was suggested in the Egyptian Parliament– that it is even being considered nor by who- and most importantly WHY would this be a law seeming there is nothing in the practice of Necrophilia that belongs in the religion of Islam, nor in the culture of Egyptians/Arabs- or in fact next to no race in the earth!
Egyptians from all walks of life took to the twitter universe to save the dwindling reputation of their nation by stating such a news story is nothing short of a rumor- nothing but an irksome hoax led to slander Egypt in its latest developments post the “Egyptian Spring“. Naturally once worldwide media outlets jumped on this bandwagon the disgrace and outcry of the Public from around the world was loud, and this rumor spread like wildfire- again dehumanizing Egyptians and making Muslims not only the “Cheerleaders” for Terrorism and Pedophilia- but now add Necrophilia to that mix! Also when it comes to the age of Marriage- only 5 years ago was the age for marriage increased in Egypt to 18 years of age. Despite there being no complete fact to the legislation to make 14 the legal age of marriage why is this open to a world of contempt when we have the following nations that allow Marriage for a girl between 14-16 years of age- Kenya, Mali, Niger, Afghanistan, Iran, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Netherlands,Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, England, Scotland, Canada, Chile, Colombia and certain states of USA + More. (These mostly apply with Parental Consent).
Some comments included: “It’s to be expected from people who follow Islam. They degrade women, even in death.” “There is only one explanation(Islam). absolutely disgraceful.” And “Islam so respects women doesn’t it.?“. Yet many other people managed to see the lies within such stories– they commented “This is a lie as usual please make sure before spreading any information to defame a country stop lying.” and “I hope the Daily Telegraph will apologize for republishing this crap without attempting to verify its sources first. What a joke.” Even a Christian Blog titled “The Christian Science Monitor” saw straight through this seedy story and they cited- “There’s of course one problem: The chances of any such piece of legislation being considered by the Egyptian parliament for a vote is zero. And the chance of it ever passing is less than that. In fact, color me highly skeptical that anyone is even trying to advance a piece of legislation like this through Egypt’s parliament. “
The most shocking thing for me- is this news spread down here in Australia and was published in the Daily Telegraph– the most read newspaper here in Australia and to my horror it was the #1 most read news story– which shows how many eyes were exposed to this and without a doubt this would leave people with an extremely sour taste for Arabs/North Africans and Muslims- believe me, i know the power of the media- its manipulation of minds and the terrible effects it has in our societies.
It is strange how people seem to allude that having sex with the dead is a Muslim trait all of a sudden, when a supposed saying of the Prophet Muhammad was-
“Do not abuse the dead, for they have gone on to what they sent before.”
Clearly this abuse is in all forms- do not abuse the dead- with your tongues or with your own hands. During the burial and cleansing in a Muslim setting it is extremely clear how much respect is shown for the deceased- their privates covered- they are scented and washed- wrapped in a white fabric and only seen by the closest eyes. This story needs to be halted and all the evidence needs to be gathered because right now the evidence is nearly non existent and surely it is not substantial enough to make local- yet alone international news!
Let us not leave alone the fact that perhaps a few loonies somewhere out there in this crazy universe may feel Necrophilia is perfectly okay- yet that ignorance is only for themselves. There is simply nothing to show that this “law” is near the horizon- let alone has even been talked about by the Egyptian parliament. Such lazy journalism really proves to us that we sometimes have to do the job for these sloppy journalists– research. They copy and paste attractive headlines, plaster up photos of shocked Niqab wearing women with “DEAD” written in bold to highlight the sex these dirty Arabs are to engage in- is indeed with the DEAD. Such sights is an Islamophobes and racists playground- it is the Willy Wonka of Islamophobia- a wonderland of lies and scattered rumors and myths blended with perhaps a few real people – to summarize it is a mush up of nonsense disguised as “news”.
Do you blame me for doubting?
Peace, Salam Alaykum.