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Salafist to be Probed Over Polygamy Row

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  January 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
An investigation into Salafist Sheikh who accused a politician of apostasty for calling for a ban on polygamy will now be opened by prosecutors in Morocco.
 Salafist to be Probed Over Polygamy Row
Salafist to be Probed Over Polygamy Row
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Driss Lachgar, head of the opposition Socialist Union of Popular Forces, called for the ban several days ago and urged a debate on the share of women's inheritance, which is half what men receive on the death of a relative.

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In response, Salafist sheikh Abdelhamid Abounaim distributed a video in which he accused Lachgar of "apostasy".

"After the statements of Abdelhamid Abounaim that undermine organised bodies, an investigation will be opened," the Casablanca prosecutor said in a statement.

King Mohamed VI reformed Morocco's family code in 2004 to make polygamy more difficult, with the consent of other spouses and the permission of a court needed for a man to take another wife, but he stopped short of banning it.

Source: AFP
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