Mum’s the word.
The Islamist majority in Egypt’s parliament introduced a bill this week that would legally allow husbands to have sex with their deceased wives up to six hours after their death, the Daily Mail reports.
Consideration of the issue began when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid after death, pointing out that women have the right to indulge in sexual pleasures after the death of a husband.
Bari is known for starting controversy. Two years ago he said it was permissible for women to drink alcohol while pregnant.
The “farewell intercourse law” is just one in a set that the government is hoping to pass. Others propose legalizing the marriage of girls at age 14 and curtailing women’s rights to education and employment.
TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty said of the intercourse law:”‘This is unbelievable. It is a catastrophe to give the husband such a right!”
Egypt’s National Council for Women are also not happy with the proposal, appealing to the parliament to not approve it.