Talk of the new "Farewell Intercourse" law proposal has hit several news sources causing uproar and differing reactions.
Al Arabiya report
that Egyptian columnist Amro Abdul Samea in an opinion piece in Al-Ahram
discussed the new law proposal.
The British Daily Mail online
, and Al Arabiya
both cover the story and report that Egypt’s National Council for Women
is campaigning against these laws stating that Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, has listed her concerns in a letter to the Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Dr Saad al-Katatni.
Other sources state there is no evidence of an Egyptian government 'sex with dead wife' law proposal.
The Huffington Post who covered the news story
are now reporting there are claims that the story is false. Andrew Sullivan in The Daily Beast
says "There is no evidence that such a bill exists or was under discussion in parliament at any point". Dan Murphy, staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor
mentions the facts around this story are backed up by 'zero evidence'.