Shrouded high flyers? Do freedom sacks come with wings?
High-flying Muslim career women willing to ‘share husbands’ because of a lack of suitable men
Spare me the BS!
Muslim career women in Britain are choosing to become involved in polygamous relationships because of a lack of suitable men.Â Some of them even choosing to become second or third wives to married men, according to the Islamic Sharia Council.
Read more: Daily Mail
Back to reality:
You might call it “Free sex for me, but not for thee.” It’s not prostitution if you call it “temporary marriage.” Meanwhile, a man’s other wife or wives will be sitting ducks for whatever venereal diseases hubby brings home, and may even end up getting blamed as a cover story.
AndÂ everyoneÂ knows that nothing strengthens the bonds of holy matrimony and the fabric of society like temporary polygamous unions contracted in secret. What could go wrong? An update onÂ this story. “Iran rejects obligation to register temporary marriages,” by Farshid Motahari forÂ Deutsche Presse-Agentur, March 6 (thanks toÂ The Religion of Peace):
Tehran (dpa) â€“ The Iranian parliament rejected a draft bill Monday which would have obliged men to register temporary marriages, Fars news agency reported.
The bill was aimed at increasing the rights of women who become the second or third wives of polygamous men, in a practice used to get around a religious ban on sex outside marriage.
Unregistered temporary marriages are those made by clerics â€“ de facto only making the couple religiously legitimate â€“ butÂ without any written contract which could at least give some rights to the women.
The bill was rejected by a majority of deputies.
Temporary marriage â€“ or Siqeh â€“ is a highly controversial issue in Iran.
The supporters, mainly among clergy circles and religious people, say that it is a legitimate way to counter social immoralities.
ButÂ opponents term Siqeh as a legalized form of prostitution and a humiliation for women.
Sexual relations between unmarried couples are strictly prohibited in Islamic Iran and can lead to arrest and heavy cash fines.
Islamic law allows men to have four wives at the same time, while women are only allowed one husband.
Temporary marriage is virtually unheard of among modern Iranian families, but some traditional and religious families still turn to the practice.
High living costs and unemployment also drive some young people who cannot afford to get officially married to choose the Siqeh option.
Siqeh allows couples to live like husband and wife, but the bond is neither officially registered in identification cards,Â nor can children from these marriages obtain legal rights.