Dealing with an undercover reporter, BBC Arabic’s Nawal Al-Maghafi investigates Shia clerics at a few of Iraq’s holiest shrines. She uncovers the grooming and exploitation of susceptible girls and ladies, trapped into prostitution and pimped away with a spiritual elite. a new widow alleges that the cleric from an essential shrine offered her to his buddies in a prostitution band, while key recording reveals another cleric performing a pleasure wedding with a woman he thinks become just 13.
Each year an incredible number of Shia Muslims visit revered shrines that are holy Karbala and Baghdad’s Kadhimiya region. In marriage workplaces close to the shrines, some clerics are providing pleasure marriages. A pleasure marriage allows a man to pay for a temporary wife in a society like Iraq, where unmarried couples can’t have sex. Under Iraqi civil law they’re illegal, however some clerics state they’re allowed under Islamic law and will be considered a revenue stream for divorcees or widows. Continue reading Undercover Aided By The Clerics – Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade