Saturday, October 10, 2009


In 2006, an article at Asia Times referred to Jihadis and whores

According to this article:

In Iran, rural misery and urban squalor "drive Iranian women into the brothels of Dubai and Brussels."

There has been a proliferation of Iranian prostitutes in Western Europe as well as the Arab world.

A European Commission survey of human trafficking found that Iranian women made up 10-15% of the prostitutes working in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.

The ADNKronos website reported on April 25:

"Prostitution is on the rise in Iran ... The age of prostitutes is increasingly younger, and girls as young as 12 are selling their bodies on Iran's streets.

"Overall, the number of prostitutes is also on the rise and there are an estimated 300,000 of them in Tehran alone ...

"The clerical regime vacillates between repressing prostitution and sanctioning it through 'temporary marriages', an arrangement permitted under Shi'ite jurisprudence. In the latter case the Muslim clergy in effect become pimps, taking a fee for sanctioning several 'temporary marriages' per women per day...

"From Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur to Sarajevo to Tirana, the criminals who trade in women overlap with jihadist networks."


In March 2008, Tehran's police chief was reportedly discovered in a brothel. (Iran anti-vice chief 'in brothel' )

Local media reported that General Reza Zarei was found with six naked women in a house of prostitution in Tehran.

He was taken to jail, a spokesman for Iran's judiciary said.

General Zarei was in charge of enforcing Iran's anti-vice laws, which include a ban on prostitution.





Most heroin sold in Europe comes from Afghanistan.

Some of that heroin travels through Iran on its way to Europe.

In 2004, the BBC reported that Iran had the highest proportion of heroin addicts in the world. (Tackling Iran's heroin habit)

"It has been said that the ubiquitous Rafsanjani family and also Ayatollah Vaez-Tabasi ... are deeply involved in the drug trade..." (Opium, Brown Sugar & Mullahs in Iran « Plateau of Iran )

"The gossip on the street, going well beyond the observable facts, has the Rafsanjanis stashing billions of dollars in bank accounts in Switzerland and Luxembourg; controlling huge swaths of waterfront in Iran's free economic zones on the Persian Gulf; and owning whole vacation resorts on the idyllic beaches of Dubai, Goa and Thailand." (Millionaire Mullahs - (Author of "Millionaire Mullahs" Shot Dead )