Late last October, Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh appeared on the Al Assema (The Capital) network to discuss a proposed anti-prostitution law with Cairo-based civil rights activist Abeer Suleiman.
Keep in mind, an Egyptian civil rights activist is light years separated from the Western definition.
With that aside, Islamic fundamentalist al-Wahsh flew off in a tirade of, well… Islamic fundamentalist proportions.
In mid-freak-out, a frenzied al-Wahsh let slip the innermost thoughts of your average 7th century Islamist.
Egyptian Lawyer Nabih Wahsh: It Is a National Duty to Rape Girls Who Wear Revealing Clothes pic.twitter.com/5VsdiyzdYV
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) October 31, 2017
Sadly for the good lawyer, the Muslim Brotherhood is no longer calling the shots in Egypt.
As reported by London’s The Daily Mail;
An Egyptian lawyer has been handed a three-year prison sentence for saying it was men’s ‘national duty’ to rape women wearing tight, ripped jeans.
Nabih al-Wahsh said that if a woman wore such trousers she deserved to be sexually assaulted and harassed.
His comments during a television programme had provoked outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial.
The prosecution charged him with ‘publicly inciting to flout the law’ and ‘spreading with malice reports and statements meant to perturb public order… and harm the public interest’.
Wahsh was on Saturday sentenced in absentia as he didn’t show up to his hearing after being released on bail. The sentence can be appealed.