Today the far right Casuals United blog
is leading with 'Islamists add necrophilia to their list of vices' – echoing a report they obviously read on the Daily Mail website
, who in turn picked it up from Al Arabyira
, who had spun their story from part of an opinion piece by Amro Abdul Samea in the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram
. All the articles claim that the Egyptian parlaiment is about to pass a law allowing men to have sex with their wives up to six hours after death.
Unsurprisingly this 'news' turns out to be almost entirely made up. No such law has been proposed or stands any chance of ending up on the books. Samea was one of deposed dictator Mubarak's biggest fans and probably invented the prospect of the law in an attempt to stir up fear of the democratically elected government that replaced him. On the face of it he's been pretty successful.