Skip to comments.We need to talk about polygamous refugee families, says Irish Muslim leader
Posted on 07/09/2017 5:33:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A Muslim religious leader in Ireland has called for a debate around the recognition of polygamous families after a court refused to recognise the second wife of a Lebanese refugee who has become a naturalised citizen. Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said families fleeing warzones are disintegrating because of laws in this country that dont exist at home. Now is not yesterdays situation, he told i. People are forced to leave their country, where they used to live in accordance with the legislation of that country. This raises questions we have not faced before.
The principle of equality Irish Supreme Court justices decided that recognising polygamous marriage would be contrary to the constitutional principle of equality. The Lebanese man, who married both women before arriving in Ireland, will have his first marriage recognised by the Irish state, but not the second, even though the second wife was the first to arrive in the country. There are children by both marriages. Some were accepted as asylum seekers in their own right and some were brought through family reunification rules. Polygamy is illegal in the UK and throughout Europe and pre-existing polygamous marriages are rarely given status, whether arriving through immigration channels or as refugees. This risks destroying family units that are already established, says Dr Selim. Do we only recognise part of the family?
Family is the foundation of the whole society, he says. When we have a good family, we have a good society. So when a family is established in a certain way in accordance with the legislation of their country, and then they are forced to leave, what do we say? Do we say that we only recognise part of that family, and deprive some of the children of their father, deprive a wife of her husband? Or do we say that we need to have a legal debate about this situation? It is estimated that there are around 20,000 polygamous families in the United Kingdom, although the British state does not recognise the marriages and has a policy of trying to stop polygamous households from forming. De facto recognition in Britain However, there is some de facto recognition of the unions when it comes to social welfare in the UK. Second wives are blocked from receiving benefits that might be owed to a single mother. Polygamy is permitted in Islam, with men allowed to marry up to four women as long as they spend equal time and money on each one. It is legal to varying degrees in more than 50 countries, the majority of them Muslim. Dr Selim stresses that his appeal is specifically about refugee families who were forced from their homes. He does not advocate any liberalisation of polygamy laws for others in Ireland. He adds that a European recommendation could help to clear up the situation in many countries which have accepted refugees.
I’m boiling mad; benefits are set up for those in need, not those breeding like animals in heat. They don’t belong in Western countries and frankly I am fed up with how they can’t just go about their business, they keep starting up BS.
Hate to say it but I think it’s only a matter of time. The language in the US Obergfell opinion is so broad as to justify polygamous or polyamorous marriage. I believe Scalia pointed that out forcefully in his dissent.
Sorry Abdullah, no harem for you.
Eventually, the Provos will take care of this.
Social justice is designed to decimate western civilization.
My Irish ancestors are spinning in their graves over what Ireland is becoming.
Ya don’t like our laws-—THEN LEAVE!
This is how the muzzies breed armies of jihadists. The rich men get all the women; the poor men get to eat sh*t, die, and believe in 72 virgins in the afterlife.
I’ve heard what happens in the US (Dearbornistan or Somali-sota) is the husband will claim his wives as extended family, pretend they are sisters or aunts, to eventually get them all on welfare.
We’re being had, big league. And we taxpayers are subsidizing the “charities” who bring these leeches to the country.
“We need to talk about being allowed to behead all you infidels, says Muslim leader in Ireland.”
Pretty much the next step after this.
Oh, by the way, there is an error in the title. This guy isn’t an Irish Muslim leader. He is a muslim leader who happens to be invading Ireland.
Child rape, bestiality and murder for fun is legal in their home countries. I suppose they wish those “rights” too.
Let’s talk about how we send them back in the next few days.
If diversity and multiculturalism is so grand, then why not introduce it to one of the least diverse, broken and monocultural countries on the planet?
Kill them all.
Do it now.
Well, faith and begorrah! Where’s the I.R.A. when you really need them?
I like your policy.
But I fear the land of my ancestors will be Third World dump before I die.
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