Brit taxpayers subsidize Muslim harems

Thomas Lifson
The United Kingdom has gone mad with cultural "sensitivity"  and is now officially subsidizing polygamy for Muslims on welfare, despite the fact that bigamy is a crime in Britain. From James Slack writing in the Daily Mail: 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. Ministers estimate that up to a thousand polygamous partnerships exist in Britain, although they admit there...(Read Full Post)