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Russian Muslim leaders encourage polygamy ‘to help women’

Russian Muslim leaders encourage polygamy ‘to help women’

Country: 
Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
27/09/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Muslim leaders in Russia have appealed for men to be allowed to have more than one wife to stop the spread of “sinfulness and fornication”.

Polygamy is illegal in Russia but Ildar Alyautdinov, the mufti of Moscow, said that allowing the custom in Muslim regions would help to tackle social problems. Polygamy is a broad term, however, also allowing women to have more than one husband. The mufti insisted that he was advocating polygyny, under which only husbands can have more than one spouse.