Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Egypt:lawyer says it's a national duty to rape girls

(Cairo)  An Egyptian lawyer has prompted outrage for saying harassing and raping girls who wear revealing clothing such as ripped jeans is a “national duty”. Nabih al-Wahsh, made the controversial comments during a TV panel show discussion debating a draft law on prostitution:

 "Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?"
 the lawyer said on Al-Assema earlier this month. He added:
 “I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”
His remarks have prompted fury across the country and Egypt’s National Council for Women announced it plans to file a complaint against the TV channel. It also issued a plea for media outlets to refrain from providing a platform for individuals who make incendiary comments that incite violence against women.