Lawyer jailed for urging rape of women wearing ripped jeans

  • 03/12/2017

An Egyptian lawyer who said women who wear ripped jeans should be raped has been jailed for three years.

Nabih al-Wahsh had been charged with incitement to flout the law, the BBC reported.

He provoked a flood of complaints when he made the statement on a TV show in October.

"Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?" he said.

"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 protecting "morals is more important than protecting borders".

He's previously made headlines for denying the Holocaust and threatening to kill any Israelis he sees.

He also once got into a televised fight with a cleric who suggested woman perhaps shouldn't be forced to wear headscarfs.