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Egyptian scholar says women should 'wear hijab to live' after student murder

Mabrouk Attia's remarks stirred anger and controversy in Egypt after the killing of a female university student who refused a marriage offer.
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Renowned Egyptian scholar Mabrouk Attia stirred anger and controversy in Egypt after his comments following the killing of a university student by her colleague because she refused to marry him. In a video he posted on his Facebook page, he advised the girls and women to wear the hijab and cover their body in order to live.

Attia said, “So leave your hair touching your cheeks and wear tight clothes, then you will be mesmerized by a harasser who will kill you. The woman should wear a hijab to live and should wear broad clothes to not tempt youth.”

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