Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh has been sentenced to jail for saying that women who wear ripped jeans should be raped in punishment
Nabih al-Wahsh, a prominent conservative, was also fined 20,000 Egyptian pounds (£839; $1,130).
The lawyer made the remarks on a TV panel show in October, during a debate on a draft law on prostitution.
“Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?” he said.
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.”
Mr Wahsh said that women who wore revealing clothing were “inviting men to harass them”, and said “protecting morals is more important than protecting borders”.
The prosecutor brought charges against Mr Wahsh after a public outcry.
The National Council for Women’s Rights condemned the remarks, saying they were a “flagrant call” for rape, in violation of “everything in the Egyptian constitution”.
The council has now filed a complaint about the statement to the Supreme Council for Media Regulation about the broadcast which aired on 19 October.
He’s clearly quite a guy
Mr Wahsh has previously called the Holocaust “imaginary” and declared himself a proud anti-Semite.
“If I see any Israeli, I will kill him,” he said during a separate TV panel show.
This is also not the first time he has been in the news regarding an item of clothing
So forgive me for not shedding a tear at the possibility that in prison, he might end up having done to him what he wishes on women wearing ripped jeans – especially when he goes for an al-Wahsh in the shower.
Meanwhile, I do not recall fellow Egyptian lawyer Nagla Al-Imam being sentenced to prison, or the subject of complaints from Egypt’s National Council for Women’s Rights after she proposed that young Arab men should sexually harass Israeli girls wherever they may be and using any possible method.
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