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New app helps Muslim men find second wife

By WITW Staff on July 20, 2015

A new app aimed at polygamous Muslim men looking for a second wife has become popular in the U.K. My Diaspora is open to both women and men, and the men upload pictures and say what qualities they want in a second wife, while the women answer questions such as how strongly they approve of being a second wife, and whether they are willing to move countries and even convert religions. The expectations the men put in their profiles include “beautiful Muslim girl should be modest and [have] Islamic cultural values,” and “I want good women who married with me.” Men can talk to up to three potential brides per day and in keeping with Muslim tradition, there is an “add father” feature on the app, which allows a father or brother to be a part of the conversation, so a patron is there to witness the meeting. The marriages are often unregistered, and according to The Daily Mail, there have been about 200,000 polygamous marriages in the U.K. Arsen Kazibekov, creator of My Diaspora, said that he was “simply responding to demand” and the app has labeled itself as “dating according to Oriental traditions.” The developers aim to help those moving out of Muslim countries to adapt to new cultures while still adhering to their own traditions.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.