Friday February 16, 2007
HULU TERENGGANU: Women should wear chastity belts to thwart rape
and incest which are rampant nowadays, a well-respected religious
figure here suggested.
Datuk Abu Hassan Din Al-Hafiz said chastity belts would protect
victims and also help reduce sex crime rate.
“We have even come across a number of unusual sex cases, where
even senior citizens and children are not spared. The best way to
avert sex perpetrators is to wear protection,” he told his audience
at the Maal Hijrah Forum in Kampung Pelandan here last night.
“My intention is not to offend women but to safeguard them from
sex maniacs. Probably, this is the best way,” he said.
“Besides, husbands could also feel more secure, if you know what
I mean,” he added.
Abu Hassan said the practice of wearing chastity belts could be
traced to as recent as the mid-1960s.