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Muslim husbands with more than one wife to get extra benefits as ministers recognise polygamy
London Evening Standard ^ | January 13, 2011

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: formerlygreatbritain; homosexualagenda; islam; izlam; oncegreatbritain; polygamy; polygyny; taxes
Good grief. They are out of their minds over there. How long until our Overlords think this is a good idea here?
1 posted on 01/13/2011 9:28:20 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Britain is not so slowly going insane.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 9:29:50 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: La Lydia

Looks like a lot of Britains will be having new overseas marriages.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 9:30:50 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: La Lydia

Why should england have its own country and laws?


4 posted on 01/13/2011 9:31:00 AM PST by edcoil (Democrat's and vampires should never be invited in your home.)
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To: Clara Lou

No, the disease is progressing pretty quickly, if you ask me.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 9:31:36 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: La Lydia

one wonders if a mormon with multiple wives would be afftrded the same benenfits...


6 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:13 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: La Lydia
Marriage should be between one man and one woman. If you open the door to other arrangements, then everything is fair game, and marriage means nothing.

Which is precisely what they want.

7 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:53 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: La Lydia

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.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 9:37:51 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: La Lydia

Is this story from The Onion?


9 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:27 AM PST by what's up
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To: Clara Lou

stick a fork in England...it is DONE


10 posted on 01/13/2011 9:40:53 AM PST by OilCanDan23
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To: ClearCase_guy

Marriage should be between one man and one woman.

EXACTLY.

And THIS is where Homosexual Unions will lead!


11 posted on 01/13/2011 9:40:58 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: what's up

No, it is from a legitimate newspaper in the UK.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 9:43:04 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Good bye England hello Englandstan!


13 posted on 01/13/2011 9:45:12 AM PST by melsec
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To: La Lydia
They should be allowed to have as many wives as they can afford... /sarc

...but if they could afford them, they wouldn't be trolling for state benefits.

14 posted on 01/13/2011 9:46:00 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: bunkerhill7

My mid-morning coffee is now on my keyboard! Thanks for the belly-laugh!!


15 posted on 01/13/2011 9:47:17 AM PST by LadyShires
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To: La Lydia

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?


16 posted on 01/13/2011 9:47:38 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: La Lydia

And this is under a “Conservative” government.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 9:51:56 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Little Ray

“No, the disease is progressing pretty quickly, if you ask me.”

Maybe that’s why they call them “progressives”.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 9:51:59 AM PST by aquila48
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To: La Lydia

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.


19 posted on 01/13/2011 9:52:35 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: La Lydia

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.


20 posted on 01/13/2011 9:56:41 AM PST by pallis
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To: Clara Lou
I believe we should nuke Britain and put it out of its misery.
21 posted on 01/13/2011 10:01:26 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: camle

This going to get good when they try to say that Mormons can’t have several wives but moose-lim can, because “their religion allows it” ...

There is a valid LEGAL question here- when moose-phlem from overseas marries 4 wives THEN comes to usa (legally)

How do we recognize that?


22 posted on 01/13/2011 10:03:59 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: La Lydia

Oh but remember how during the gay marriage debate, we are told it’s ridiculous to ask won’t this lead to legalizing polygamy?

I know a little about muslim polygamy. It is my understanding only the first wife has inheritance rights, etc. Muslim men often hide their 2nd wife from the 1st, and visa versa. Also it’s not uncommon for a muslim man to be shot when wife #1 finds out.

I don’t think the muslim practices justify govt benefits for wife #2.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 10:04:20 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: ZULU

Homosexual ¨marriage¨ will not be an issue in Britain much longer.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 10:15:04 AM PST by onedoug
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To: La Lydia

And the British people calmly accept all this foolishness?

Really?

Joe Teacup has no problem with his tax money being spent this way?

I suspect there is a submerged rage in England that is slowly building. And when it blows, it will be very, very ugly.


25 posted on 01/13/2011 10:16:06 AM PST by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: DNME

The Brits have been so well programmed by now that when it blows the non-mooselimb Brits will be the minority. So it will not blow because sheep don’t attack the wolves.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 10:17:37 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: DNME

The Brits who complain are labeled racists and hooligans, and marginalized.


27 posted on 01/13/2011 10:18:47 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
If same sex marriage is allowed here, why not this?
28 posted on 01/13/2011 10:20:13 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: bunkerhill7

“He could also be entitled to more generous housing and council tax benefit,”

That statement sounds very Soviet.


29 posted on 01/13/2011 10:31:33 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: La Lydia

I reckon polygamy is its own punishment.


30 posted on 01/13/2011 10:32:18 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: MBB1984

Heh heh! You violent conservative, you! Barack Obama might read your post, take it seriously, and act on it.


31 posted on 01/13/2011 10:42:42 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Williams

“I know a little about muslim polygamy. It is my understanding only the first wife has inheritance rights, etc. Muslim men often hide their 2nd wife from the 1st, and visa versa. Also it’s not uncommon for a muslim man to be shot when wife #1 finds out.

I don’t think the muslim practices justify govt benefits for wife #2.”

May government legally and ethically supply guns & ammo to wives #2, #3, #4?


32 posted on 01/13/2011 10:53:20 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: onedoug

What I meant was ONCE you allow the camel’s nose under the tent by defining marriage as anything OTHER than between ONE man and ONE woman, you open the door to all sorts of Constitutional challenges and logical abberrations like polygamy, bestiality, group marriages, etc.

A society has a RIGHT and a RESPONSIBILITY to define acceptable standards of behavior and morality.


33 posted on 01/13/2011 11:18:24 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: La Lydia

Good grief.

Why are you posting a story from 2008?.

BTW, the extra benefits never happened.


34 posted on 01/13/2011 4:10:55 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: La Lydia

Bump.


35 posted on 01/13/2011 4:13:24 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Clara Lou; edcoil; Little Ray; OilCanDan23; melsec; Paleo Conservative; pallis; MBB1984; DNME; ...

The OP posted an obselete story from 2008 (check the link).

The ‘change’ never happened, even Labour in 2008 couldnt swallow that one. Polygamous husbands do not get extra benefits here.

Besides, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands all have different legal systems to England and Wales and a change couldnt have been enforced across the whole of Britain even if it happened.

Which it didnt.


36 posted on 01/13/2011 4:15:29 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman

Really? What happened? Do tell.


37 posted on 01/13/2011 4:29:58 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: the scotsman

Glad to hear it didn’t.


38 posted on 01/13/2011 4:32:42 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: the scotsman

Cool!
Good decision on the part of Parliament.


39 posted on 01/13/2011 11:36:23 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: the scotsman

Was he deported or is he sill allowed to live in the country with his multiple wives? Or, did he not get the benefits but all the wives do?


40 posted on 01/14/2011 5:46:41 AM PST by edcoil (Democrat's and vampires should never be invited in your home.)
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To: camle

It’s certainly possible, but it’s all a question of how it works step by step. They have taken the first step towards tolerating polygamy in letting the so-called “foreign marriages” count, it’s only a matter of a few steps of rising acceptance until all polygamy is legal.


41 posted on 02/15/2011 3:07:43 PM PST by Morpheus2009 ("God doesn't play dice" - Albert Einstein)
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To: Morpheus2009

i think that polygamy is the next thing, then age limits, then incest, then animules, then hardware...


42 posted on 02/16/2011 3:53:09 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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