An Egyptian lawyer, Nabih Al-Wahsh is under attack after he said that harassing and raping girls who wear revealing clothes such as ripped jeans is a “patriotic and national duty”.
Mr al-Wahsh made the controversial statement during a debate over a draft law on prostitution on Al-Assema TV panel show broadcast early last month.
”Girls must respect themselves so others respect them. Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders
“Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?”
“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.” al-Wahsh said
The National Council of Women said it would be filing a complaint against Mr al-Wahsh himself and rebuked his assertion. A spokesman said in a statement:
“All the members of the council denounce and decry this statement that explicitly promotes rape and sexual harassment.”