But what in the name of Chewbacca's hairy nether regions is wrong with lawmakers in Egypt?
Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their deathSo let me get this straight. Your wife dies, you're stricken with grief, and you think it would be a good idea to have a goodbye romp with her cooling corpse? I've been lucky to never have lost a wife in that manner, but I cannot imagine why a law allowing such a thing would be needed, much less conceived and debated. I love Irish Woman with all my heart and soul, but in the event that she dies, I cannot imagine wanting to have a quickie with her corpse in the first six hours after her death.
You know, I try to remember that the god of the Muslim is the god of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. I really do. I try to not have hard feelings about the differences in beliefs between us, and emphasize the good in all my fellow hairless apes. But I think I draw the line at state sanctioned necrophilia. I don't think that abusing a corpse is a proper expression of grief in any sane worldview.
I'm not a Koranic scholar, but if anyone can point to the sura that makes this OK, I'd appreciate it. My gut tells me it doesn't exist.