The BBC recently broadcasted a documentary titled “Undercover with the Clerics: Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade.” The program focused on Iraqi religious leaders who are turning young Muslim women and girls into prostitutes, convincing them to practice “nikah mut’ah” (pleasure marriage or temporary marriage). Shockingly, British Muslims posted a change.org petition demanding that the BBC remove the documentary, claiming that it is disrespectful to Shia Muslims and that it will spread Islamophobia. Should the BBC comply? David Wood discusses the issue.
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