Italian Islamic leader wants legal recognition of polygamy

Aug 18, 2016 by

from Crux: Only months after Italy approved civil unions for lesbians and gays, a leader of the country’s Islamic community is using the move to argue for the civil recognition of polygamy. He also claimed that Pope Francis’ silence regarding his suggestion means that the pontiff has perhaps understood that it’s a “simple civil right” and a matter of equality. Hamza Piccardo is founder of the Union of Islamic Communities in Italy, an umbrella organization which represents most of Italy’s...

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Muslims Demand Polygamy In Response To Same Sex Unions

Aug 10, 2016 by

by Virginia Hale, Breitbart: Following the introduction of civil partnerships, Muslim representatives in Italy are now demanding the legalisation of polygamy. Responding to a new law allowing same sex couples to enter civil unions, Hamza Piccardo argued that if gay relationships, which Muslims disagree with, are a civil right then Italians must accept polygamy as a civil right too. The founder of the Union of Islamic Communities and Organisations (UCOII) in Italy took to Facebook to claim...

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Dating website finds British men SECOND wives – but owner says he is ‘promoting family values’

Jun 20, 2016 by

by Mike Lockley, Mirror: Muslim Azad Chaiwala, who plans to use his website to find himself two more wives, insists that the service promotes fidelity, morality and old-fashioned family values. A dating website has been set up to help men find second wives, and it already has 35,000 members. It has proved so successful among Muslim men that another site, this time for Westerners, has opened for business – and is especially popular with women. The man behind SecondWife.com is Azad...

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Germany polygamy: Minister says migrants must abide by the law

Jun 16, 2016 by

from BBC News: Germany will not recognise polygamy or marriages involving minors, Justice Minister Heiko Maas has said “No-one who comes here has the right to put his cultural values or religious beliefs above our law,” he told Bild. In some Islamic countries, men are allowed to take up to four wives, but in Germany polygamy is banned by law. Concern about polygamy and underage marriage has risen recently, as Germany has been taking in record numbers of migrants, many from Muslim...

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Polygamy: Europe’s Hidden Statistic

Jun 5, 2016 by

by Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute: A few years ago, Sweden’s Center Party, one of the four parties in the center-right governing coalition at the time, proposed legalizing polygamy. The idea caused outrage; the proposal was dropped. The party’s youth division, however, refused to let go: “We think it is important for the individual to decide how many people he or she wants to marry,” said Hanna Wagenius, head of Center Youth, predicting that polygamy would be legal...

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A Muslim pushes for polygamy in the wake of same-sex marriage

May 16, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: The United Kingdom has a large Muslim population – 5.4 percent, according to the Office of National Statistics, or about 3 million people. Although polygamy is permitted under sharia law, most Muslim men do not have two, three or four wives. In fact, according to “The Salafi Feminist”, a Canadian blogger, average Muslims view second wives “as little more than secret mistresses, home-wreckers, and simply selfish”. However, the growing influence of Islam in the UK...

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