- Posted April 27, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Egypt's 'Farewell Intercourse' Law
The Islamist parties (Muslims Brotherhood “MB” and Salafies) that lead the new Egyptian Parliament discussed a draft law called "intercourse Farewell," which gives the husband the right to sleep with his wife during the first 6 hours of her death.
Two days ago, Adel Imam, the Arab world's most recognisable artist, a comedic genius, he is also a UN goodwill ambassador alongside Zinedine Zidane and Angelina Jolie, was sentenced to three months in jail with hard labour and fined 1,000 Egyptian pounds on flimsy charges for "defaming Islam".
Two months ago, the Islamist parties in their first order of business finalized a draft to make it legal for any man regardless of his age to marry young girls under the age of 18 without her consent so long her father agrees and receives financial compensation.
Egypt's Islamists have shown that their assuring words about an inclusive, non-sectarian state are starting to sound hollow as they are trying to foist their religious views on the entire country. The picture is chilling. Egypt is at a crucial juncture. Can Egypt continue in this way hoping for change? the world must know that by allowing extreme radicals to dominate Egypt, we risk losing the freedoms for which Egyptians have fought so hard.
Islamic movements are protesting today in Tahrir Square.. are they protesting against humanity or to enforce their doctrine and the most backward and absurd belief?