Dealing with an undercover reporter, BBC Arabic’s Nawal Al-Maghafi investigates Shia clerics at several of Iraq’s holiest shrines. She uncovers the grooming and exploitation of susceptible girls and ladies, caught into prostitution and pimped down with a religious 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 lady he thinks become just 13.
Each year scores of Shia Muslims visit revered shrines that are holy Karbala and Baghdad’s Kadhimiya region. Some clerics are offering pleasure marriages in marriage offices near the shrines. A pleasure marriage allows a man to pay for a temporary wife in a society like Iraq, where unmarried couples can’t have sex. They’re illegal, but some clerics say they’re allowed under Islamic law and can be a source of income for divorcees or widows under Iraqi civil law. Continue reading “Undercover Utilizing The Clerics – Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade”