Heba Kotb, a consultant on Islamic medicine and marital life, said on a recent Egyptian TV show that the Jews “have had the highest rate of sexual perversions in history.” She argued that this is due to a “psychological imbalance” caused by strict religious rules.
Kotb, a regular guest on the program “Bil-Wuduh” that airs on Egyptian al-Hayat TV, is known for giving advice on marital relations often focusing on sex.
During the program, which aired on January 16, host Amr al-Lithi asked Kotb a question — which came from viewers — regarding her opinion on whether sex is “for procreation only” or merely “as a means for pleasure.”
Rather than answering the question, Kotb goes off on a tangent of how, in Judaism, sex is only for procreation.
“In Jewish thought, sex has to be for a reason,” she said. “There are very strict rules among the Jews, it has to be done through a buffer, after sunset, without touching, and so on.” This, she says, creates a “psychological imbalance” that leads to deviant behavior among the Jews.
The clip was translated into English and posted online by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
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