Islam, like all tyrannical ideologies do corrupts.
I agree with Vlad’s observation that it’s not illegal in Islam, especially under Shiia Islam where the cleric acts as the pimp. Its illegal only under Indian and Western law.
The victim, Nausheen Tobassum, revealed the scale of the problem when she escaped from her home last month after her parents pressured her to consummate a forced marriage to a middle aged Sudanese man who had paid around £1,200 for her to be his ‘wife’ for four weeks.
She told police she had been taken by her aunt to a hotel where she and three other teenager girls were introduced to a Sudanese oil company executive. The ‘groom’, Usama Ibrahim Mohammed, 44 and married with two children in Khartoum, later arrived at her home where a Qazi performed a wedding ceremony.