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Moslems cashing in on benefits for 4 wives.

GROWING numbers of Muslim men are “marrying” up to four wives in Britain, a leading Muslim peer warned last night.

Tory Baroness Sayeeda Warsi fears a sharp increase in polygamy in the UK is becoming a threat to community cohesion.

And she accused Labour ministers of turning a blind eye to the practice, which is common in some Islamic countries.

The Government must make it clear to Muslims that “in this country, one married man is allowed to marry one woman,” she said.

Most Muslim polygamous arrangements are not illegal because the “weddings” are private religious ceremonies that are not recognised by British law.

But Baroness Warsi, Tory spokesman on community cohesion, feared that multi-wife marriages could increase tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims in Britain.

There are also concerns that some Muslim men are claiming benefits for several wives.

“There has been a failure on the part of policymakers to respond to this situation,” she said.

“Some of it has been done in the name of cultural sensitivity and we’ve just avoided either discussing or dealing with this matter head on.

“There has to be a culture change and that has to brought about by policymakers taking a very clear stance on this issue.”

She urged ministers to consider introducing a system of registration for religious “weddings” to curb the growth in polygamy.
But her remarks provoked an angry backlash from some Islamic experts last night.

Manzoor Moghal, chairman of the Muslim Forum, said the Government should not interfere.

He said: “Why would you not allow Muslims to conduct their affairs in their cultural, religious framework, without interference from the state? Why should we take them to task for having a second, third and a fourth nikah [marriage] which is compatible with their religion?”

Islamic law only allows a man to marry up to four wives in very specific circumstances and he must treat them all equally.

Professor Haleh Afshar, professor in politics and women’s studies at the University of York, said: “Sadly it is increasing on the part of British-born men who... sometimes marry British-born girls, but more often... someone in the sub-continent then go back and abandon wife number one and take wife number two.”

A Ministry of Justice spokesman denied that polygamy was being ignored by the Government and insisted the practice was illegal in Britain.

Which is slightly different from that stated by the Department of Work and Pensions who have been forced to admit they pay out an allowance to each “wife” in a polygamous marriage.

Polygamous husbands settling in Britain with multiple wives can claim extra benefits for their "harems" even though bigamy is a crime in the UK, it has emerged.

Opposition MPs are demanding an urgent change in the law, claiming that the Government is recognising and rewarding a custom which has no legal status and which is "alien" to this country's cultural traditions.

Yet should a non moslem choose to marry another woman he ends up before the bench charged with bigamy. Strange that?
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Dazed and Confused said...

Isn't it amazing to how many blind eyes fat boy can turn, when faced with one of his beloved politically correct subject matters.
He seems to have no problem with his mono vision however, in seeing to it that the rest of us downtrodden saps are made to adhere to countless new laws, removing as many of our civil liberties as humanly possible under the new labour mantra of:

"We know whats best for you"

Apparently that logic doesn't apply to our Islamic brethren, but no doubt that's because New Labour are frightened to upset their core vote so close to election time.

Houdini said...

He said: “Why would you not allow Muslims to conduct their affairs in their cultural, religious framework, without interference from the state? Why should we take them to task for having a second, third and a fourth nikah [marriage] which is compatible with their religion?”

I suppose the fucker wants the State to ignore it when the cunts marry six year olds too eh?

mksviews said...

All in the name of leftist tolerance, diversity and effing multi-culturalism that. The left will tolerate pretty much any old evil from the looks of it.

Perhaps they're hoping to score a few for themselves too, you can never tell with the left.