April 27, 2012
Whew! Dead Egyptian Wives Declared Off-Limits After All
Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 27, 2012 9:31 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
To be fair, the Koran also permits husbands to give their wives one last beating.
Posted by: Gagdad Bob at April 27, 2012 9:45 AM
There really is just SO MUCH that's wrong with islam... to even consider this is crazy.
Posted by: Former Lurker at April 27, 2012 10:00 AM
Ann Barnhardt wrote a very eloquent smackdown of this practice. Is there anything she can't send up in glorious flames with that fabulous word power thingy of hers?
Posted by: Jewel at April 27, 2012 11:34 AM
Actually, there's at least one translation that says Mohammed married one of his dead in-laws and had sex with her dead body, for the alleged purpose of sparing her time in Gehenna.
Apple of Islam doesn't fall far from the tree.
Posted by: Maureen at April 27, 2012 11:39 AM
Oh goody, so now they have more energy left over for beheading people on video slowly with a rusty knife.
Posted by: Don Rodrigo at April 27, 2012 11:51 AM
Evil isn't just evil. It's stupid.
Posted by: Jewel at April 27, 2012 12:06 PM
Goat, sheep, camel, dead wife? Inshallah,you don't have to chase the dead wife!
Posted by: Shooter1001 at April 27, 2012 12:13 PM
Surprisingly, this story was debunked. It's not true.
Posted by: Daphne at April 27, 2012 2:30 PM
Yes, that's what the headline says. Which reports what Egyptian representatives in London say. And that's the source. Is it trustworthy? Who knows? It's Egyptian and Islamic.
Posted by: vanderleun at April 27, 2012 4:07 PM
The Egyptian embassy will also tell us that Coptic Christians are not persecuted, and that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is not a perennial best-seller. I think some other, more reliable source is needed.
Posted by: pst314 at April 27, 2012 5:51 PM
Despite the headline of the article, the text itself was less than categorical in refuting that this sickening change to the Egyptian law had been proposed. Whether such a proposal existed or not, at least some Egyptians seem to think that it did, and there was no denial of the Moroccan imam's fatwa permitting necrophilia.
Posted by: waltj at April 28, 2012 10:56 AM