Egypt’s first female Muslim clerk threatens to sue Hanan Turk
Egypt’s first female Muslim clerk, Amal Suleiman, has threatened to file a lawsuit against Egyptian actress Hanan Turk and her upcoming television drama “Nouna Al Ma’thounah” (Nouna the Clerk).
Amal claims that Hanan ridicules the profession of a Muslim clerk in the comedic drama that revolves around the life of the first female clerk in Egypt.
Amal said that she refuses to have her profession portrayed in such a ridiculous manner, just to get a few laughs from viewers.
"It is insulting and disrespectful to a sacred position," said Amal.
The advertisements for the drama shoe Hanan wearing men’s clothing and dancing in the streets, and then she is arrested, which is a direct insult to all clerks, said Amal.
On a similar note, a conservative group has launched a campaign against Hanan demanding that the drama be banned from being aired during the holy month of Ramadan, due to its portrayal of what they consider a sacred position.
Others in Egypt have complained about the drama, asserting that a clerk’s profession demands that one must act in a very respectable manner.
In the drama, Hanan plays the role of Egypt’s first female clerk who is on a quest to find a couple to marry off and practice her duties.