… on another subject entirely. And, honestly, this one is also ‘read between the lines, a bit’.

So there’s this story making the rounds that Egypt’s Moslem Brotherhood-dominated parliament is considering this law that would make it legal for a man to have sex with his wife up to six hours after her death…

… Sounds a bit unlikely, huh? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m not terribly fond of the Islamists, either. Not at all, even. But c’mon. Seriously?

This hasn’t stopped a whole pile of people quoting it, passing it around. Including, y’know, several actual newspapers…

(… ‘kay. So The Daily Mail barely qualifies as a newspaper, exactly. Anyway.)

Anyway, for what it’s worth, this is what is out there: al-Arabiyaís Abeer Tayel is quoting al-Ahramís Amro Abdul Samea as reporting itís a letter from Egyptís National Council for Women protesting this…

Which, you may already note, is a bit convoluted. And note also that the al-Arabiya story doesn’t quote the alleged parliamentarians considering the law, and I note that the NCW site seems to make no mention of this, at least on the front page, so far as I can work out through machine translation.

… and, also, The CSM’s Dan Murphy thinks it’s ‘utter hooey’.

Shorter: a little skepticism is in order, here.

(/Or, really: more a lot.)

(/Updated: This Egyptian blogger says she follows parliament pretty closely, and that this has no basis.)

(/Updating again: The part about ‘farewell sex’, yes, is bullshit. The 14-year old age of marriage thing, not as much so. Details at link.)