Islamic polygamy arrives here

Islamic polygamy is going on underground throughout the West, including the United States. Canada allows multiple wives to collect welfare benefits, as long as the marriages were conducted out of the country. Read this.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://puttingoutthefire.blogspot.com Frank Gillespie

    There is nothing to be concerned with here. Didn’t you read Duke University professor Miriam Cooke argueing that “polygamy can be liberating and empowering.” See, it’s all good.

  • http://puttingoutthefire.blogspot.com Frank Gillespie

    There is nothing to be concerned with here. Didn’t you read Duke University professor Miriam Cooke argueing that “polygamy can be liberating and empowering.” See, it’s all good.

  • Carl Vehse

    I agree with Dr. John Warwick Montgomery; the sooner we outlaw Islam in this country, the better.

  • Carl Vehse

    I agree with Dr. John Warwick Montgomery; the sooner we outlaw Islam in this country, the better.

  • http://puttingoutthefire.blogspot.com Frank Gillespie

    Herr Vehse, in a culture that fears even calling the Mohammadians evil what are the chances of that. Remember, that’s hate speech.

  • http://puttingoutthefire.blogspot.com Frank Gillespie

    Herr Vehse, in a culture that fears even calling the Mohammadians evil what are the chances of that. Remember, that’s hate speech.

  • S Bauer

        Fundamentalist Mormons in the US have been practicing polygamy and the welfare scam for years. As long as they keep it underground and well-contained within their midst, American society pretty much just ignores them. If they try to push things too far into the open or seem to grow beyond a certain level of visibility, the rest of the country reacts strongly against them. I think the same would hold true for this practice among Muslims. The abusive practices that appear to grow out of polygamy set the practice at odds with what are considered to be the norms of our society. It seems to me that the practice would make little headway in the face of those norms.
        Of course, if the “movers and shakers” of our culture adopt the view that polygamy is “liberating” and appropriate, then all bets are off. I don’t think this will happen unless there is an egalitarian side to it, i.e. acceptance of polygamy and polyandry. If that happens, the pressure won’t be coming from Muslims.

  • S Bauer

        Fundamentalist Mormons in the US have been practicing polygamy and the welfare scam for years. As long as they keep it underground and well-contained within their midst, American society pretty much just ignores them. If they try to push things too far into the open or seem to grow beyond a certain level of visibility, the rest of the country reacts strongly against them. I think the same would hold true for this practice among Muslims. The abusive practices that appear to grow out of polygamy set the practice at odds with what are considered to be the norms of our society. It seems to me that the practice would make little headway in the face of those norms.
        Of course, if the “movers and shakers” of our culture adopt the view that polygamy is “liberating” and appropriate, then all bets are off. I don’t think this will happen unless there is an egalitarian side to it, i.e. acceptance of polygamy and polyandry. If that happens, the pressure won’t be coming from Muslims.

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    What S. Bauer says. Nothing new here. What would be new would be a welfare requirement requiring mothers to name the father of their children to get benefits.

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    What S. Bauer says. Nothing new here. What would be new would be a welfare requirement requiring mothers to name the father of their children to get benefits.

  • http://www.cockahoop.com/ tODD

    “The sooner we outlaw Islam in this country, the better.” (@2) Pity, I sort of liked the 1st Amendment. I suppose even that must eventually fall to fear of Muslims.

    Though, on second thought, we could just enforce the laws against polygamy, rather than doing away with large swaths of the Bill of Rights.

  • http://www.cockahoop.com/ tODD

    “The sooner we outlaw Islam in this country, the better.” (@2) Pity, I sort of liked the 1st Amendment. I suppose even that must eventually fall to fear of Muslims.

    Though, on second thought, we could just enforce the laws against polygamy, rather than doing away with large swaths of the Bill of Rights.


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