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article imageHave sex with your dead wife — Egypt's Islamic gov law proposal?

By Lesley Lanir     Apr 27, 2012 in World
It appears unsubstantiated controversial news reports are circling regarding the fact that Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament has proposed a controversial law allowing husbands to have sex with their dead wives within six hours after death.
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'.
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