In an interview with Egyptian newspaper Youm7, Egyptian parliament member Agina called for the Minister of High Education to order women to have mandatory virginity tests for admission to universities. Results of the tests would be reviewed by the Ministry officials prior to accepting students.
"Any [woman] who enters university, we have to check her medical examination to prove that she is a Miss. Therefore, each [woman] must present an official document upon being admitted to university stating she's a Miss," said Agina, with ‘Miss' indicating a woman who is a virgin.
"No one should be upset by this decision," Agina declared in the interview. "If you're upset then that means you're scared that your daughter is [or was] in an ‘urfi' marriage behind your back."
Agina has a record of extremely controversial statements. Earlier this week he claimed that the victims of a capsized boat carrying migrants from Egypt to Europe "deserve no sympathy." He said that illegal immigrants try to reach Europe in pursuit of "unguaranteed fantasies."
Earlier, the notorious fundamentalist called for Egyptian women to undergo genital mutilation, as the removal of the clitoris would serve to reduce "sexual appetite."
Female genital mutilation has been outlawed in Egypt since 2008. Agina has been widely criticized and disciplined for his comments.