Skip to comments.70% OF AMERICAN MUSLIMS SAY US SHOULD IMPOSE SHARIA: LEGALIZED POLYGAMY
Posted on 11/17/2011 11:39:34 PM PST by expat1000
I believe the government should legalize polygamy because it is lawful in Islam. It would enable all the wives to have the same legal status." -- Muslima in an Islamic polygamous marriage
nearly 70 percent said they believe that the U.S. should legalize polygamy 42 percent of those surveyed said they were either in, or knew others in polygamous marriages within the local Muslim community. Thirty nine percent said they would engage in a polygamous marriage if it were legal in the United States.
Islamic supremacism on the march in America. Just as the Muslim Brotherhood groups in the US, like Hamas-linked CAIR, exploited the the black experience in America to impose Islam on the secular marketplace by playing the civil rights card. They are now using the "gay marriage" narrative to legalize multiple wives under the sharia. Read it all.
I have written on Muslim polygamy in the US here. And here: 100,000 US Muslims engage in polygamy.
What's next? Child brides? That is sanctioned under the sharia. That's an "alternative lifestyle" sanctioned by Islam and "religious freedom under the Constitution." Honor killings? Clitorectomies? All sanctioned under the sharia, and as Ground Zero mosque Imam Rauf reminded us in his book, you cannot cherry-pick the sharia. It's all or .........
In his own book from 2000, "Islam: A Sacred Law," he wrote this on p. 58: "And since a Shari'ah is understood as a law with God at its center, it is not possible in principle to limit the Shari'ah to some aspects of human life and leave out others."
Survey: 70% of Muslims say U.S. should legalize polygamy MuslimLink.com via creeping As Legal Marriage Is Redefined, Some Muslim Call for Decriminalizing Polygamy
The legalization of gay marriage in six states and the continued efforts toward legalizing it in the rest of the country has opened the flood gates that have, for hundreds of years defined legal marriage in the United States as the union between one man and one woman.
As more proponents of gay marriage push bills through Congress and rally votes that support marriage as a constitutional right for all citizens regardless of sexual orientation another group that remains decidedly outside the legal confines of marriage is slowly entering the limelight.
Over 130 years ago a decision was made that criminalized the practice of polygamy in the United States.
Despite the redefinition of legal marriage to include homosexual couples, the country still grapples at the idea of polygamy, a commonly misunderstood primarily religiously based practice.
With an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people living in polygamous situations in the U.S. today, few have seen their actions reprimanded in court. This is likely because many live in secrecy out of fear that exposure of their practices will result in loss of jobs, break apart their families, or land them in jail. However, even in cases where polygamy is known, few states move to actually prosecute the individuals involved.
While some choose to quietly live their lives as they please, married legally only to one woman but to others only through religious ceremonies, there are murmurs among the polygamist community as the country moves toward the legalization of gay marriage.
Just as the gay community has fought for equal treatment under the law, polygamists argue the same. As citizens of the United States, they argue, they should have the right to legally marry whoever they please, or however many they please.
In the same regard that the gay community faced stark opposition from religious organizations that diligently fought, and continue to fight the idea of gay marriage on religious grounds, polygamists communities face similar religious stigmas.
While the U.S. Constitution boasts a separation of church and state, which ultimately helped the gay community overcome the opposition, it also guarantees the free exercise of religion which has somewhat ironically been the biggest obstacle for the polygamist community.
Because polygamy is considered a derivative of certain religious beliefs it would logically seem as though the practice of polygamy would then be protected under constitutional law. However, this is not the case, and has not been since Reynolds vs. United States in 1978 in which the court refused to recognize polygamy as a legitimate religious practice. Instead, it was deemed it as almost exclusively a feature of the life of Asiatic and African people. Later decisions showed no progress in accepting polygamy as a legitimate religious practice despite its longstanding historic presence in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Instead the court declared it to be contrary to the spirit of Christianity and of the civilization which Christianity has produced in the Western World, equating it to a type of barbarism.
Many argue that polygamy is an exception to the free exercise of religion because known cases of polygamous marriages of young girls. This cast a shadow on the practice and many ignorantly equated it with pedophilia. Recent attacks on the Prophet Muhammad also equated his marriage to Aisha, who was nine at the time, as an act of pedophilia. In cases where religious practices are deemed harmful to individuals or to the public, the free exercise of religion no longer applies.
While Islam itself does not condone acts of homosexuality and though the mainstream Muslim community remains largely uninvolved with polygamy in the United States, there are a minority who still engage in the practice though largely in secrecy for fear of retribution. While some masajids require legal proof of marriage prior to granting an Islamic marriage, some Imams like Baltimore citys Hassan Amin believe polygamy to be a god-given right that cannot be denied to those who are willing and able despite the potential legal ramifications.
I dont have any problem with that because its Deen. Im doing it for religion, said Amin who admits to performing polygamous marriages.
bet they didn’t ask women.....
with all the “niceties” of sharia, that would be a valid issue all right.
wonder what these moose would say about letting a woman have multiple husbands?
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It is an attempt to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to bully them into thinking that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.
The problem people have with Islam is its teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation. Yhe ultimate danger posed by a program presenting the normal side of life for American Muslims is that it isnt accurate.
The danger is in the deception and obfuscation of the truth which results in the intellectual disarming of the American people.
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I’d drink to that in Mecca - if it were legal.
No surprise at all...
Over 130 years ago a decision was made that criminalized the practice of polygamy in the United States.
Polygamy was always against the law...
it was called “unlawful cohabitation”
What happen 130 years ago in 1890 was a Mormon leader decided that he berrer pretend to end polygamy amongst Mormons or the US government would put him and his fellow serial adeulterers in prison and confiscate their lands and belongings..
However that Mormon leader called a “prophet” continued to have morte than one wife until his death as did several others...
In fact that same Mormon “prophet” “married” another “wife” about 1895 a few years after his so called “proclamation...”
The Mormon doctrine for polygamy D&C 132 is still a viable belief in the Mormon religion...
Mormons believe that a male must have several wives in order to become a “god” and rtherefore go to the Mpormon afterlife and live in the highest “heaven” as god over his own planet..
Moermons believe that when trheir mormon jesus returns he will initiate polygamy again...
The Mormon candidate for POTUS Williard Mitt Romney and his cousin Jopn huntsman are the descendants of a polygamous family...
When Romney was asked about his grandfathers many wives he said polygamy was awful but he never denounced it or saiud that it should be unlawful...
Like the Moslems of whom “Thirty nine percent said they would engage in a polygamous marriage if it were legal in the United States.”, about the same percentage of Mormons said the same thing just a few years ago...
Tens of thousands of Mormons living in Utah still practice polygamy today...
As long as its not homosexuality, the Mormons dont seem to see the practice of polygamy as deviant sex...
THe LORD God of the Christian Bible condemns polygamy along with homosexual activites equally...
and both have always been against the law in the United States..
Sharia will not work in my house. My wife will kill me immediately, if I told her I was getting a 2nd wife.
bet they didnt ask women...
They did ask
a Muslima is a female Muslim...
“I believe the government should legalize polygamy because it is lawful in Islam. It would enable all the wives to have the same legal status.” — Muslima in an Islamic polygamous marriage
However she doesnt mean “the same legal status.” as the men...
just other women who are concubines to the same guy ...
Muslim women from Muslim countries who are living in the U.S. ostensibly as single women are obsessively secretive and evasive about their personal lives and seem to be living with huge secrets.
And we've been hearing so much noise from them too !
100% of the muslims in America should convert to Christianity.
The true meaning of 'scum bag'
"It would enable all the wives to have the same legal status"? Now THAT has got to be THE most hypocritical statement I've ever read in my life! The "legal status" of women under Sharia is that of PROPERTY.
So it's no wonder it was uttered by a propertied female "muslima" - after being cleared by her "husband/owner."
Good GOD these people are sickening!
I bet Mitts is having some wet dreams after he heard about this....
And then there is newt and his past wives, he could have a harem soon by backing this Moslem ideology.
How about instead of instituting sharia, we just stone them all and they can pretend?
There, fixed it for you, as you intentionally left something out.
Jihadists ought go get out while the gettins good!
I don’t see any actual poll here. What is the methodology? Is this the author’s opinion?
I guess that any Americans who oppose sharia law should have their heads cut off?
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