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The scholars note that highly disproportionate rates of incarceration, drug use and HIV/AIDS in the black community add to the dilemma.

While its founder says it benefits women and leads to at least two successful marriages every week, a dating website that helps Muslim men find “second wives” is drawing criticism both in the United States and abroad.

Founded by 34-year-old British-born entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala, Second functions like any other dating service – with users filling out a questionnaire about their interests and posting photos of themselves in the hopes of finding a match – except the site is meant for married Muslim men looking to start a polygamous marriage.

A verse in the Quran, which is quoted at the top of Second Wife.com’s homepage, states: “Then marry women of your choice, two or three, or four, but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly, then only one.” Chaiwala and the website have faced a strong backlash from a number of politicians and women’s right activists in his native U. “The popularity of this site worries me deeply,” Jess Phillips, a Labour Party member of the Commons women and equalities committee, told the Times. S., where polygamy is generally associated with fundamentalist sects of the Mormon faith in rural areas of western states, the practice of plural marriage is actually more prevalent among orthodox black Muslim communities living in major cities like Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago.