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Egypt Facebook admin Sobki referred to court for 'spreading false news'

El-Sobki claimed in a TV interview that 30% of Egyptian women have a readiness for immorality

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Feb 2016
Taymour El-Sobki after his arrest last week in Giza. (Photo: His Facebook page)

Giza prosecution referred Wednesday the administrator of a Facebook page to the misdemeanors court on charges of "spreading false news" during a television appearance last December.

Popular Facebook page admin Taymour El-Sobky Taymour was arrested last week following an arrest warrant that was issued by the prosecutor-general after he was reported by nine different people for insulting Egyptian women.

El-Sobky created controversy when he opined on the programme Momken ("It's Possible") on CBC channel with host Khairy Ramadan about infidelity among married women, predominantly in Upper Egypt.

In an episode about marital problems on the popular talk show, El-Sobky claimed that 30% of women have a readiness for "immorality" but could not find someone to encourage them.

Sobky asserted that he attained the particular percentage from messages he received on his popular Facebook page "Diaries of miserable man."

Recently, El-Sobky's statements have been circulating on social media and have been highlighted by Upper Egyptian parliamentarians who have decried them as insulting to local women.

El-Sobky, who said he has also received death threats from angry Upper Egyptians, issued an apology, claiming that his words were taken out of context and that his Facebook page is intended to be humorous.

El-Sobky's Facebook page has over one million likes.    

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