A woman who is described by Egyptian television as an expert on Islamic law has leveled a blast at sex offenders, asserting they should be strung up, killed “with a capital K” and then chopped into pieces by women.
The vitriol comes from Malika Zarrar, who appeared on Egypt’s Al-Hayat 2 TV for an interview about punishment for sex offenders.
It’s being reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which has posted a video of the interview.
It seems Zarrar wants no second offenders.
And she wants the punishment to be memorable for all.
Such an offender, she said, “should be strung up by his feet in Tahrir Square, and then he should be killed with a capital K. Each of us women … should have the right to cut off a piece of his flesh.”
Preaching to the program’s emcees June 10, Zarrar said there is “no such thing has harassment.”
“It is rape. If you take a look at the penal code – by Allah, it would make you laugh. The law refers to ‘violation of women’s honor.’ It confuses between violation of honor, indecent exposure, and rape. It is ludicrous.”
She said one gets three to seven years for “violation of honor.”
“The appropriate punishment is the one reserved for hiraba in its most severe forms: ‘The penalty for those who wage war against Allah and his messenger is that they be crucified, that they be killed, that their hand and foot on alternate sides be chopped off, or that they be banished from the land.’”
Reaching full volume, she said, “I demand the abolishment of the word ‘harassment,’ because we are making fools of ourselves.”
An interview asked: “So what is it if not harassment?”
“It’s rape!” Zarrar said. “I say to the president: Egyptian women demand that a special tribunal be established, to rule specifically in cases of the violation of women’s honor.”
She continued: “Some say that a 15- or 16-year-old offender is a minor. Human rights advocates say: We can’t do this to him. He’s a minor. What minor?! You are defying our lord’s decree that when they reach majority at 13, they can be tried like anybody else.
“We are not worth less than the Kuwaitis. In Kuwait, they grabbed eight people and executed them in the city square. I am not calling for these people to be merely executed. Such a man should be strung up by his feet in Tahrir Square, and then he should be killed with a capital K. Each of us women, Egyptian or not, Arab or not, should have the right to cut off a piece of his flesh.”
Some of the atrocities reported as Islamic jihadists march across Nigeria and Iraq have included crucifixion, beheading and dismemberment.