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Miss Algeria 2019 in fresh row over support for polygamy

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Crowned the most beautiful girl in Algeria, the miss expressed her support for polygamy during a TV show.

Khadidja Benhamou stated “I would not be against if my husband married four women at the same time, a muslim man has the right to four and this is our religion. If my husband wants a second wife I would be a little angry, but I would accept it regardless and bend to the will of my husband“.

Generally speaking, misses across the world promote equality between men and women, defend human values and are against submission or sexism. Some have seen in her nonchalance and the acceptance of such statements by society, an increasing islamisation of the country.

More worrying, even some Algerian female politicians have expressed support for polygamous relationships, notably the controversial conservative figure Naima Salhi.