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 young women, caught into prostitution and pimped down by a spiritual elite. a new widow alleges that a cleric from an essential shrine offered her to his buddies in a prostitution band, while key recording reveals another cleric conducting a pleasure wedding with a lady he thinks become just 13.
On a yearly basis an incredible number of Shia Muslims visit revered holy shrines like Karbala and Baghdad’s Kadhimiya region. In wedding 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 legislation they’re illegal, many clerics state they’re allowed under Islamic law and will be considered a revenue stream for divorcees or widows. Continue reading “Undercover Utilizing The Clerics – Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade”