Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Islamofascist word of the day: MUTA'A

'Pleasure marriages' regain popularity in Iraq
By Rick Jervis, USA TODAY Posted 5/4/2005
BAGHDAD — In the days when it could land him in jail, Rahim Al-Zaidi would whisper details of his muta'a only to his closest confidants and the occasional cousin. Never his wife.
Rahim Al-Zaidi, who is married with five children, is awaiting permission for his third 'pleasure marriage.'
Al-Zaidi hopes to soon finalize his third muta'a, or "pleasure marriage," with a green-eyed neighbor. This time, he talks about it openly and with obvious relish. Even so, he says, he probably still won't tell his wife.
The 1,400-year-old practice of muta'a— "ecstasy" in Arabic — is as old as Islam itself. It was permitted by the prophet Mohammed as a way to ensure a respectable means of income for widowed women.


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