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Egypt's "Farewell Intercourse" Law

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Circle_One, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Circle_One

    Circle_One Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine just posted THIS LINK on Facebook stating a law that is trying to be passed in Egypt that will allow husbands (or wives) to have sex with their dead spouse up to six hours after death.

    I find it HIGHLY suspect and incredibly unbelievable, so I figured I'd post it here to hear from our members who live in Egypt. I hate anti-any religious propaganda and would very much like to inform my idiotic, gullible Facebook friends who'll believe anything they read without bothering to research it, that this is in fact, a total falsehood.

    Has anyone heard about this?
     
  2. Debater Slayer

    Debater Slayer Born-again Glompist
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    I haven't heard about such a thing, only the proposal to lower the legal age of marriage (which is disputed, too, as the parliament chose before to enact a law forbidding marriage for anyone under 18 years of age).

    Based on this, and the fact that such a law would have most definitely resulted in absolute riot, I think it is safe to say that this 'news' was intended as anti-religious and anti-Arab/anti-Egyptian propaganda.
     
  3. Circle_One

    Circle_One Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I figured it was, I just wanted to see if anyone had any proof of this story being fake.

    I've, so far, found THIS article on the subject.
     
  4. fallingblood

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    It does seem to be making it's rounds, but yes, it probably is false.

    Egypt 'necrophilia law'? Hooey, utter hooey. - CSMonitor.com It seems like it is "Hooey, utter hooey."

    *Edit*, Circle_One, I guess you beat me to it.
     
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    Egypt 'necrophilia law'? Hooey, utter hooey. - CSMonitor.com
     
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    geez. got ninja-ed times two...
     
  7. Circle_One

    Circle_One Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! That seems to be the only article stating that it's false. I haven't found any others yet. I suspect there'll be more tomorrow though.
     
  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Perhaps the 2nd article claiming the 1st article is hooey is hooey itself, eh?
     
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    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    The article also appeared in Al-Arabia the day before the Daily Mail copied the story.

    Al-Arabia article Last Updated: Wed Apr 25, 2012 14:44 pm (KSA) 11:44 am (GMT)
    Mail Online article 09:28 GMT, 26 April 2012 | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 26 April 2012

    Al-Arabia - Egypt By Abeer Tayel

    For the record, the CSMonitor article cites the Al-Ahram Weekly which is "state owned", as the source of the article and the writer being a staunch supporter of Mubarek. Likewise, Al-Arabia is largely Saudi owned, but based in the UAE.

    Exit question: Why would a Mubarek supporter, a government run news service and the Saudi's news service wish to discredit the lawfully elected members of the Egyptian parliament? In effect, the government is airing a piece about what members of the government are supposedly looking into. One obvious answer is that the military isn't so keen on the newly elected representatives and wishes to discredit them and thereby retain power. Then again, if the Salafi's are involved in this alleged "review" almost anything IS possible.
     
  10. fantome profane

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    Update: Several Egyptian sources are claiming via Twitter that the story below is false. It has been suggested by some that a rumour may have been placed by sources loyal to former dictator Hosni Mubarak. More to follow.


    Farewell Intercourse Law: Egypt Drafts Measure To Allow Husbands To Have Sex With Dead Wives

    (For those who can't follow the link... that's on the Huffington Post)
     
  12. Gharib

    Gharib I want Khilafah back

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    :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

    You guys are serious about trying to find sources that 'disprove' that stupidity?

    What's the world coming to?
     
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    I've never understood what the big deal is about having sex with a recently dead body, particularly if that body had been your wife's. It's not as though the person is being violated per se, being dead. Does anyone believe that a portion of the person's spirit is still inside the dead body but unable to communicate acceptance or refusal which would make the act rape? Not that I'm aware of.

    Such an act would seem to me somewhat akin to how relatives tend to eat a huge meal after a funeral in Western Christian churches. It's an affirmation of life, and in this case would represent a farewell to a very personal aspect of the couple's relationship.

    I suspect that some of the taboo associated with necrophilia relates to religious beliefs that the body is the sacred temple of the spirit or something along those lines and thus must be handled respectfully once the person is gone. Otherwise, I really don't see what the big deal is as long as no one's going around having sex with bodies indiscriminately.
     
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    Eselam, we are not trying to prove the story. It clearly seems to be a setup by supporters of the old regime and the Saudi's. Go figure.

    Evidently a chill has settled on the "Arab spring".
     
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    Some religions, of which Islam might be one, say a person becomes impure by coming in contact with a corpse. And you know how Muslims are with washing themselves and ritual purity and all that.
     
  16. Gharib

    Gharib I want Khilafah back

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    I didn't suggest that anyone was trying to prove the story, I was suggesting that many seem to accept it as true unless otherwise proven so. That's even more disturbing than trying to 'prove' it.
     
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    No, in my case at least, I don't buy the story at all. It is clearly manufactured. Though if the Salafi's are involved... all bets are off.
     
  18. Circle_One

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    That was my whole point of this thread. I knew it to be obviously false, but considering there are many people in the world who take things at face value and run with them without doing research, I wanted to find a source stating it was false to share with my friends on Facebook, so they wouldn't be among the idiot masses who choose to believe all they read.

    I apologize that my attempt to stop my friends from propagating nonsense religious slander is disturbing to you.
     
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  19. Gharib

    Gharib I want Khilafah back

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    Don't take it personally I didn't mention anyone specifically.

    I did see that you doubted it's authenticity and gave good reasoning.
     
  20. Gharib

    Gharib I want Khilafah back

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    I'm not offended, it has nothing to do with me. And I probably didn't understand your query of why you are seeking a rebuttal source, but if your friends have sunk to such a low level for real, then they are a lost cause.
     
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