An Egyptian Muslim cleric has been filmed telling his followers that men can marry and have sex with their own daughters if they are born out of marriage.
Mullah Mazen Al-Sersawi who is a prominent lecturer at Egypt’s al-Azhar Islamic institution was filmed making the sick claims at an open lecture from 2012 and the footage has now gone viral, leaving many angry at the incestous preaching.
According to him, if a man impregnates a woman who is not his wife, the child is not technically the man’s child because it was born as a result of adultery.
The logic means that a man is able to have sex with his ‘illegitimate’ daughter.
In his words:
“So if a girl is born out of out of wedlock, the man can marry her according to these interpretations? What is this?”.
“She is not his daughter according to Sharia. She is not officially attributed to him”.