Finally, I jump on a weird article before Idiot does...
Bwah ha ha!
April 26th, 2012 5:58pm
Sent article to printer NOW and will be on my office wall in a couple minutes.
April 26th, 2012 6:00pm
>Good thing that asshole Mubarek is gone.
It's still good despite this.
April 26th, 2012 7:19pm
April 27th, 2012 2:37am
It seems to me it's highly unlikely it's true at all. Just some absurd nonsense the Guardian made up to get people wound up.
April 27th, 2012 2:40am
April 27th, 2012 2:41am
Cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said, "There are enemies of islam that say this law is sexist, that it is disrespectful to the glory that is the muslim woman. Let me assure you my friends, nothing could be further from the truth! The fact of the matter is that marriage remains valid even after death, and every woman also had the same right to engage in sex with her dead husband for up to six hours after death as well. There is no difference whatsoever in this regard between men and women, the same right applies to both. Thus you may be assured that those who speak out against this new law are liars and enemies of the Prophet."
April 27th, 2012 2:47am
"> Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death."
I see nothing wrong with that, as long as there's no danger of infection. I think it's a quite romantic piece of legislature.
"> It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14"
Like it was in Spain until 1999.
"and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment."
That's the part which is worrying.
April 27th, 2012 5:07am
This marriage age thing is a classic example of an anti-Islamic prejudice in the West. If Spanish parliament decided to lower the marriage back to 14, back where it was barely 13 years ago, the most you'd say would be "weird, huh?". But because it's about the Muslims, you raise howls of moral outrage.
April 27th, 2012 5:12am
And about the post-mortal sex thing: there are people for whom cremation of a dead body is an outrage (Orthodox Jews, for example). People have different ideas about what is respectable and what is not in connection with death, and we should respect that. It's not as if someone was being hurt, it's all about a piece of dead organic matter, so get over it. I think the feelings of a grieving surviving spouse are more important than some Westerner's preconceived notions of how the spouse's dead partner's body should be treated.
For me, what is outrageous is a classic European funeral, where people come to have a chat, show off a new hat, get some food and pretend they cared about the dead person. What's worse, some don't even know how to behave properly.
April 27th, 2012 5:18am
No one in the west is telling Egypt they shouldn't have child brides, sex slaves, and legalized necrophilia.
And rich banksters can't tell the world that it isn't disgusting and reflects very poorly on them, making them look like even more of a backwards country filled with inbreds, retards and perverts than was even imagined previously.
April 27th, 2012 5:56am
"And rich banksters can't tell the world that it isn't disgusting"
Disgusting is in the eye of the beholder. You should pick up some relativism, Idiot.
April 27th, 2012 6:04am
>> Idiot: No one in the west is telling Egypt they shouldn't have child brides, sex slaves, and legalized necrophilia.
Agree. Also, they can't enter my country (or EU) given they hold such beliefs (facts not required, provided one clearly expresses these options :P).
>> Quant: For me, what is outrageous is a classic European funeral, where people come to have a chat, show off a new hat, get some food and pretend they cared about the dead person. What's worse, some don't even know how to behave properly.
Well, I'm all used to that :)
Went to a lot of them as a kid. It was the principal attraction in my grandparent's village - only only 2-3 per year - compared to absolutely nothing happening.
Went to two of them as an adult - buried by grandparents.
It's not so bad on either side you find yourself on. At some point the villagers will come to mine and at least I hope they throw a good party :)
April 27th, 2012 6:29am
"Went to two of them as an adult - buried by grandparents. "
How could they do this to you? Did you have difficulties digging yourself out?
April 27th, 2012 6:30am
>> Did you have difficulties digging yourself out?
Not sure I get it :P
>> How could they do this to you?
Ask them, if you can find them :)
April 27th, 2012 6:33am
You said you were buried by your grandparents.
April 27th, 2012 6:41am
Oh, now I see... "by" instead of "my" :D
April 27th, 2012 7:06am
This actually is a hoax. The Daily Mail quietly inserted the following in the original link:
>Although reported in local media, there are some suggestions from within Egypt that the plans do not exist and were merely seeded by journalists loyal to ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
Hey, it is almost as much fun as that old urban legend where some lady dries her poodle in a microwave.
>'Necrophilia law'? Don't believe everything you read on the Internet, kids. At least until there's like, you know, some proof.
April 27th, 2012 12:52pm
"It seems to me it's highly unlikely it's true at all. Just some absurd nonsense the Daily Mail made up to get people wound up." said Idiot on April 27th, 2012 at 2:40am.
April 27th, 2012 1:03pm
Was that before, or after, you printed it out and stuck it to your wall?
April 27th, 2012 1:06pm
@hubble: posted here 8.5 hrs after putting it on wall. It's still there. Several have commented on it gleefully, as it feeds their profound racism of non-whites and non-christians. One coworker took it to make a photocopy, which he then faxed to his wife.
April 27th, 2012 1:09pm
Have you written in large red letters over the top of it: "FALSE. Made up by the Daily Mail."
Seems to me, that's the responsible thing to do.
April 27th, 2012 3:44pm
Do you write FALSE in red letters on the Dilbert strips in your cubicle? This is right in with them, in the humor section.
April 27th, 2012 3:55pm
The big difference is that Dilbert doesn't "feed their profound racism of non-whites and non-christians."
Dilbert is trying to reveal truth through fiction and humor. This article is corrupting the truth with an evil fiction and propaganda.
Thus, by putting it on your wall without indicating in no uncertain terms that it's false, instead of serving truth you too are serving prejudice and evil.
Dilbert seeks to pop the bubble of lies and hypocrisy. Your posting this article serves to inflate it. Very different goals.
April 27th, 2012 4:11pm
Dilbert feeds into hatred of management though the ridiculous stereotypes of management, which are nothing more than vile bigotry in a humorous package.
Just because it has a cynical dog and talking rat doesn't mean it's not hate speech.
April 27th, 2012 4:58pm
^ Dilbert makes hate speech so cuuuuute.
April 27th, 2012 10:37pm
Last time I looked, "Management" isn't a race, or subject to racism.
April 28th, 2012 11:38am
Race doesn't exist. It's a concept thought up by Racists.
Managers do though and they are a hated minority that is abusively stereotyped as we see in Dilbert, Office Space and other examples, where such hate is socially accepted.
April 28th, 2012 12:58pm
How can there be racists when race does not exist?
April 28th, 2012 4:08pm
Same way there are atheists who are "against god" even though god's don't exist.
April 29th, 2012 12:34am