"In Shi'ite Islam, Muslim males can take temporary wives for periods ranging from a few hours to several decades," writes Robert Spencer of Dhimmi Watch. Isn't that special?
In Iran, Khadijeh Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of soccer star Nasser Mohammad Khani, is likely to be executed for murdering Khani's wife, Laleh Saharkhizan. This Telegraph story (thanks to jonascot) calls Khadija the "mistress" of Nasser, but way down in the story we discover that that is not quite what she was.
Temporary wife? That's right. In Islam Unveiled I discuss this phenomenon, which Shi'ites defend as founded upon the Qur'an and a command of Muhammad. Iranian men can enter into marriage with women for a specified period: a week, a month, or just a weekend or a single night. "Temporary wives" proliferate in holy cities where lonely seminarians congregate.
Update: "It's being seen as completely confessional, totally honest, the whole story," Ms. Hendra said. "It's not the whole story. By not saying anything, I felt I was being complicit in it. This book is an erasing of what happened to me. I want people to understand these things don't go away."
In the new best-selling book Father Joe, Tony Hendra recounts his 40-year friendship with a wise Benedictine monk whom he credits with salvaging his soul and enabling him to accept God's love. Throughout the book Mr. Hendra, a noted satirist, appears unstinting in his contrition, exhuming his recurrent failings as a husband and father and his wayward indulgences in alcohol and drugs.
But when Jessica Hendra, his 39-year-old daughter from his first marriage, read the book recently, her reaction was stunned anger. Unmentioned in the narrative, she said, is the far darker story of how her father sexually molested her when she was a child and consistently discounted the devastating effect on her.
Once again, how can these men live with themselves? When you think of these gals that are used as props in the men's fantasies and then discarded, you have to wonder. These are not honorable men.