True love knows no bound, how should the girl, for whom the sacrificing man has paid such a high price to demonstrate his love, react or feel in such situation? You can see traditions still hold strong sway in many countries. Is status still so important? Status definitely plays a large part in the refusal of this father for the son to marry the girl he loves. Sad, real sad!
Family axes wedding plans, Egyptian cuts off organ
CAIRO – A 25-year-old Egyptian man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family, police reported Sunday.
After unsuccessfully petitioning his father for two years to marry the girl, the man heated up a knife and sliced off his reproductive organ, said a police official.
The young man came from a prominent family in the southern Egyptian province of Qena, one of Egypt’s poorest and most conservative areas that is also home to the famed ancient Egyptian ruins of .
The man was rushed to the hospital but doctors were unable to reattach the severed member, the official added citing the police report filed after the incident.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the press, added that the man was still recovering in the hospital.
Traditionally, marriages in these conservative part of southern Egypt are between similar social classes and often within the same extended families — and are rarely for love.
Our society has moved very much away from many of the traditions of our fore-bearers. Some traditions still have its values and usefulness. Hope we are apply discernment and wisdom when we want to discard traditions and traditional values.
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