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Egyptian prosecution to investigate TV host over porn discussion

Legal complaints claim that opinions expressed by the well-known actress Entsar on her show 'would lead to the destruction of an entire generation, creating youth of unknown parentage'

Ahram Online , Tuesday 13 Oct 2015
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Egypt's prosecutor ordered Tuesday the investigation of TV host and actress Entsar after complaints were submitted accusing her of lewdness, debauchery, and blasphemy in the way she discussed porn on her show, which aired on Al-Qahira Wa El-Nas channel.

The prosecutor also ordered investigations into Entsar's co-host, actress Heidi Karam, along with businessman and owner of Al-Qahira Wa El-Nas channel, Tarek Nour.

In the three police reports filed, complaints said Entsar, who is known for her daring TV roles as an actress, "called on her audience to watch pornography as it is very beneficial to educate youth before marriage."

During the nightly show, Nafsana (roughly meaning rancour) that focuses on women and social issues that aired last week, Entsar said that she herself watches pornography, a statement that many criticised and ridiculed on social media.

Entsar also said that sex education should be introduced in schools.

A third host in the show, Hoda, opposed the opinions of Entsar and Karam, saying that porn should be banned.

The complaints called on the prosecutor general to promptly refer Entsar, Nour, and co-host Karam to criminal court, as the content of the show's episode "would lead to the destruction of an entire generation, creating youth of unknown parentage with no principles or ethics."

The Cairo prosecution will investigate Entsar, Karam, and Nour. The prosecution can then decide to either file charges, referring them to court, or it could dismiss the complaints with no charges.

In May, an administrative court ordered that the prime minister take the necessary measures to censor pornography websites inside Egypt.

The court's decision was theoretically enforceable but no steps were taken to implement the ruling. The decision could still be appealed at the Supreme Administrative Court.

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Nagi Abdelhamid
15-10-2015 06:47pm
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Freedom of expression
I do believe the public prosecutor has too many important matters to deal with, the lady Entsar has every right to express her opinion obout sex and porn. If some people don't like it, there are too many, who welcome to discuss sex matter. Sex is part of every one life, why some stone heads and backward thinking people demand to dictate what any one can talk about, did those stone heads had sex and still practicing sex or not. Also, Egyptian parents must start talk and teach their children the fact of life and how the reproduction in the human being instead of having the children ignorant until they meet their opposit sex. It is not a sham or anti Islam to talk about sex. Those people should start clean their streets, talk about how to build motorways, roads, railways, innovations, human rights and democracy instead of using Islam as tool to stop progress and wast the public prosecutor time and the nation money.
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Sam Enslow
13-10-2015 09:56pm
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Ignorance is death
It seems morality in Egypt concerns itself only with sexual matters. A girl is 'a good girl' as long as she has not 'been opened'. It makes no difference if she is cruel, nasty, ignorant, etc. She only need be virgin to be a 'nice girl.' Everyone pretends that sex outside of marriage doesn't happen. With the impossibility for many to marry until they are over forty, everyone pretends everyone is a virgin until the big night. The 'Let's pretend' attitude allows the spread of STD's, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, prevents the reporting of rape (if a girl is raped, she is not pure), and prevents many from seeking medical treatment because they fear not only the police but also their neighbors. At about 12 kids become interested in sex. That is how God made us. Knowledge is power. Ignorance is death. Who buys porn? People who live where it is prohibited and teenagers. When available, it soon gets boring. Stop the sexual hypocracy and save lives and make people happier.
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Taz
13-10-2015 09:36pm
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This is getting too ridiculous
People are getting arrested and imprisoned for expressing themselves. Shakira, Berdesse, El-Beheiry and now her. Where is this freedom of expression and freedom of speech?. I don't have to agree on the content or share their opinion, but freedom of expression is the one most basic form of god given right and if this is not recognized in Egypt we will never get ahead.
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Noir
13-10-2015 06:25pm
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Porn is good for Egypt!
Young people who have no jobs, can’t marry, sexually frustrated … If they don’t have porn they will blow themselves up killing more people. They’d better blow some steam rather than innocent civilians! Enough with judicial minutia!
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Farida
13-10-2015 05:36pm
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Nope
She was completely wrong on so many levels. First of all Porn isn't real sex. The actors in those are desensatized, usually have been trafficked or on serious drugs, and have no regard or thought of emotion of love. What parents NNNEEEEEEED to do before their children get married is be open about sex. Teach them that it's ok to explore their own bodies and openly discuss all those nerves and emotions that God gave them in the first place.
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