Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sharia By the Backdoor, Britain to Recognize Polygamy

Not everyone may be aware, but Britain has effectively recognized Sharia compliant polygamy.
One wonders what the consequences will be for equality under objective law and for demographics.
We are effectively creating an apartheid regime, with Sharia law for Muslims and another law for everyone else.
H/t @WelshToy

The Telegraph has this:
Officials have admitted that polygamous households, of which there are an estimated 1,000, could be handed more money under reforms to the welfare system.
Currently the state effectively recognizes polygamous marriages by paying extra wives smaller amounts of income support in addition to the normal sum received by the husband and their first spouse.
When the streamlined Universal Credit regime is introduced this year, this policy will be scrapped. But a House of Commons library paper admits that as an unintended consequence of this, any second or third wives in a household would be able to claim a full single person’s benefits in addition to the standard amount claimed by the husband and their first wife. So in total the polygamous family would receive more than they currently do.