Egypt: Call for Ban on Imports of 'Fake Virgin Kit'

News article, posted 03.24.2010, from Egypt, in:
[Excerpts] Egyptian politicians want to ban on imports of a Chinese-made kit meant to help women fake their virginity. The Artificial Virginity Hymen, distributed by the Chinese company Gigimo, costs about 30 dollars and is intended to help newly married women fool their husbands into believing they are virgins...The product leaks a blood-like substance when inserted and broken and Gigimo advertises delivery to every Arab country...Sheik Sayed Askar, a member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who is on the parliamentary committee on religious affairs, said the kit will make it easier for Egyptian women to give in to temptation. He demanded the government take responsibility for fighting the product to uphold Egyptian and Arab values...Prominent Egyptian religious scholar Abdel Moati Bayoumi said anyone who imports the artificial hymen should be punished: "This product encourages illicit sexual relations. Islamic culture forbids these relations except within the confines of marriage," he said. "I think this should absolutely not be allowed to be exported because it brings more harm than benefits. Whoever does it (imports it) should be punished."