Skip to comments.Muslim husbands with more than one wife to get extra benefits as ministers recognise polygamy
Posted on 01/13/2011 9:28:17 AM PST by La Lydia
Husbands living in a "harem" with multiple wives have been cleared to claim state benefits for all their different partners. A Muslim man with four spouses - which is permitted under Islamic law - could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone. He could also be entitled to more generous housing and council tax benefit, to reflect the fact his household needs a bigger property.
Ministers have decided that, even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, polygamous marriages can be recognised formally by the state - provided they took place overseas, in countries where they are legal. The outcome will chiefly benefit Muslim men with more than one wife...
Income support for all of the wives may be paid directly into the husband's bank account, if the family so choose. Chris Grayling, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said that the decision was "completely unjustifiable".
He added: "You are not allowed to have multiple marriages in the UK, so to have a situation where the benefits system is treating people in different ways is totally unacceptable and will serve to undermine confidence in the system.
"This sets a precedent that will lead to more demands for the culture of other countries to be reflected in UK law and the benefits system."
(Excerpt) Read more at thisislondon.co.uk ...
Britain is not so slowly going insane.
Looks like a lot of Britains will be having new overseas marriages.
Why should england have its own country and laws?
No, the disease is progressing pretty quickly, if you ask me.
one wonders if a mormon with multiple wives would be afftrded the same benenfits...
Which is precisely what they want.
A Muslim man with four married Goats - which is permitted under Islamic law - could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone. He could also be entitled to more generous housing and council tax benefit, to reflect the fact his household needs a bigger Barn.
Is this story from The Onion?
stick a fork in England...it is DONE
Marriage should be between one man and one woman.
And THIS is where Homosexual Unions will lead!
No, it is from a legitimate newspaper in the UK.
Good bye England hello Englandstan!
...but if they could afford them, they wouldn't be trolling for state benefits.
My mid-morning coffee is now on my keyboard! Thanks for the belly-laugh!!
Islam itself says that you are only “allowed” more than one wife if you can support her equally with your previous wife(s).
I suppose if the government is supporting ALL of you....no limits?
And this is under a “Conservative” government.
“No, the disease is progressing pretty quickly, if you ask me.”
Maybe that’s why they call them “progressives”.
I am beginning to really believe in Cloward Piven. This decision is wrong on every single level unless you really DO want to destroy western democracy.
Political correctness, multiculturalism, tolerance, Islamic hegemony are nothing but a gun to our head, and Britain can’t wait to have its brains blown out. It would have been better to let the Nazis have them.