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Omar Karindu

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Frank

Subj: Harems are not "Muslim," particularly. They're more to do with the Ottoman Empire. The word is Turkish, not Arabic.
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 08:17:55 pm EST (Viewed 228 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Just What Is Ir With This Harem Thing?And What Daughter?
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 05:34:19 pm EST (Viewed 10 times)

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Sasha Hammer (aka the new Detroit Steel and Ezekiel Stane's girlfriend) is the daughter of Justine Hammer and the Mandarin.

Not sure about all of this harem stuff though. Was that from the IIM Annual?

-Frank

The Mandarin was shown to have a harem in Invincible Iron Man Annual #1. Harems, though not always called that, predate Islam by quite a bit -- Genghis Khan had a bevy of concubines, as did the Old Testament figure Solomon.

There's actually a Chinese word for the same thing, huogong,and that tradition goes back even further than the harem tradition in the Middle East. So that's presumably what the Mandarin would call it.




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