Egyptian Facebook Personality Arrested for ‘Libeling’ Women as Unfaithful

Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Reuters/Dado Ruvic

JAFFA, Israel – The administrator of a popular Facebook page has been arrested by Egyptian police after claiming that a third of the country’s women are ready to cheat on their husbands.

Taymur Alsabqi, administrator of the very popular page “Diary of a Downtrodden Husband,” was arrested following “numerous complaints that reached the state prosecutor’s office, saying that he cast aspersions on Egyptian women by libeling them as promiscuous,” a State Prosecutor statement said.

In the Facebook post in question, Alsabqi charged that a third of female residents of Egypt’s Delta region are ready to cheat on their husbands “but find no partners to do it.” He repeated the claim on television,

“Women in this region often marry several men to avoid being accused of prostitution,” he added. “They do it for material reasons.”

On television, he further stated that “many Egyptian women cheat on their husbands because they work abroad. Many men are aware of their wives’ infidelity, but then they forgive them once, twice, and sometimes thrice.”

The State Prosecutor also ordered the program that aired the interview be taken off the air for 15 days. The network, CBC, replied by saying that the host interjected during Alsabqi’s speech, and some angry viewers called in and were allowed to react to it during the broadcast.

Alsabqi deleted the post from his Facebook wall and apologized for it, but the inquiry continues.

Meanwhile, the authorities also investigated a video in which a masked man threatens to kill Alsabqi in retaliation.


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