UK: Muslim claims his estranged wife doesn't deserve a divorce because polygamy allowed under Sharia
But Sharia is not British law. At least not yet. "Muslim tycoon in divorce fight over affair 'allowed under Sharia Law,'" by Andrew Hough for the Telegraph, September 4 (thanks to all who sent this in):
AN unfaithful millionaire Muslim does not believe his estranged wife deserves a divorce because polygamy is allowed under Islamic law, he told a court today.
Houshang Jafari, 60, was unfaithful to his wife, Aghdas Bidaki, 53, with a younger woman by whom he has two children.
He moved out of the family home and moved his mistress, Katrina, 20 years his junior, into his L1.2 million apartment. She has taken his name despite not being legally married.
In a tense divorce hearing today, the property developer, who styles himself 'Lord’ and was once jailed for attacking a helicopter, told Bristol county court that he was allowed a second wife under sharia.
Ms Bidaki argued that her husband’s affair and illegitimate children were grounds for a divorce.
They married in Iran in 1978, when she was 19, before moving to Britain, where they had three children and he built his business, the court heard. (...)