In a peculiar blend of tech and culture, U.K.-based entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala created a website that speeds up the process of searching for more wives. SecondWife.com is now live, and Muslim men, who can have up to four spouses, are welcome to sign up.
Because registration is free, it comes as no surprise that the web service now boasts 35,000 members, with the bulk of users reportedly coming from the West Midlands. According to The Sun, Chaiwala insists that the site promotes fidelity, morality and old-fashioned family values. In addition, he believes polygamy will soon be legal in the U.K.
Abusers of the web site are closely monitored and the website has a strict a no-cleavage policy.
Chaiwala, who became a millionaire at 21, is now 33 years old and plans to select his next two wives from the same service. He also created Polygamy.com, which caters to users of all belief systems. The site is said to have more than 7,000 members, being more popular among women, The Daily Express reports.
It must be noted, however, that bigamy remains illegal in Britain. One can be jailed for up to seven years, Daily Mail points. But Chaiwala denies promotion of criminal activity and explains where he comes from:
“This is my wedding, I do not need to have a piece of paper. Is it illegal to have a mistress? People go to a nightclub and have a one-night stand and that’s the end of it. Men go with prostitutes; people look for swingers’ clubs.”
As a father-of-two, Chaiwala emphasizes a man’s desire to share what he has, but points that polygamy is not for everybody:
“A man wants to get married to multiple partners in an honourable manner, he wants to share his love and resources — why do you have an issue with that? It is not for everyone – some men are not physically, or financially, capable of taking care of other women.”
Furthermore, the East Midlands businessman argues that polygamy is not just for Muslims, but other religions as well. Pointing his finger at “a lot of human isolation,” he claims that polygamy is more relevant in this century than any other time in history.
Chaiwala’s statements are met with backlash from those who do not approve of his ideologies. Nevertheless, the site owner remains firm in his goals, and leaves a word for critics:
“Those who protest about what I’m doing are mistaken. It’s hypocritical to say it’s wrong.”