Newspapers continue to run unverified stories of Egyptian Necrophilia law that allows husbands "Farewell Sex" right upto six hours after the death of spouse
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Newspapers continue to run unverified stories of Egyptian Necrophilia law that allows husbands "Farewell Sex" right upto six hours after the death of spouse

Cairo : Egypt | Apr 29, 2012 at 2:35 AM PDT
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Well known news sources have continued publishing articles that suggest that the Islamist dominated Egyptian parliament is considering passing or has already passed a law that they call "Farewell Intercourse" allowing husbands the right to have sex with their dead wives upto six hours after their death, even after clarifications from Egypt's Embassy in London.

The article first appeared on the Saudi owned Al-Arabiya satellite channel's english language website and was taken up by the UK's right wing Daily Mail newspaper initially titled "Outrage as Egypt plans ‘farewell intercourse law’ so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six hours after their death".

Daily Mail appears to have made slight modification to its headline yesterday and the article now reads "Egypt’s ‘plans for farewell intercourse law so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives’ branded a ‘complete nonsense’".

However, the article is ambiguous as to whether the proposed law is nonsense to the Egyptian embassy which branded the news as ‘completely false’ and ’forbidden in Islam’ or to the other personalities who it has cited in the article like the Egyptian TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty who, the Daily Mail refers to have said "slammed the notion of letting a husband have sex with his wife after her death.".

News articles continue to be written some claiming "Egyptian govt wants men to have sex with their dead wives! ‎"

Independent analysts believe that there is no truth in the news and that it has been published without completing the basic editorial checks on the original sources.Craig Silverman in his analysis on the topic finds that " News orgs repeat but don’t check reports of Egyptian necrophilia law" while Reuters has completely removed the story from its website.

Daily Mail has a habit of publishing unsubstantiated and unverified reports simply copying elements from one or other Arabic world websites. In January this year it published reports copied from a fringe Egyptian website Bikyamisr.com that claimed that a Muslim cleric from somewhere in Europe advised Muslim women to abstain from touching cucumbers as they would sexually arouse them. The article was published in many mainstream newspapers and discussed in forums all around the world citing Daily Mail.

The article was pulled from its website after it was taken to the UK's Press Complaints Commission when Bikyamisr published a clarification saying that it shouldn't have ever been published.

Meanwhile, Twitter is also abuzz with tweets expressing disgust at the unverified rumours of proposed law, which many Twitter users continue to believe to be true while some Twiter users have started making fun of the largely unfounded news reports with some tweeting that there are reports that Egyptian government is considering making facilities for the Farewell intercourse at mortuaries and some even suggesting that terminally ill western tourists are flocking to Egypt to avail of the new experience.

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Some state-owned dailies in Egypt have accused ElBaradei of being out of touch
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