SEX IN IRAN
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.
HEROIN IN IRAN; RAFSANJANI