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    There was a news item on TV last night concerning a Sydney man who has several 'wives' living in various homes, all of whom were receiving lavish state welfare benefits from Centrelink for themselves and their tribe of kids. When questioned, a bloke from Centrelink confirmed that they were aware that payments were being made to a man and his several (illegal) spouses but their rules did not forbid it so there was nothing they could do. When a TV reporter tried to speak to the man, let's call him 'Mohammed', he responded in predictable fashion by hurling abuse and furniture at the TV crew, assaulted the female reported and started bleating about victimisation and 'racism'. He said that because his religion permitted him to have several wives that's what he was going to do because he does not put Australian law over his own religious beliefs. No representative from any Islamic organisation was available for comment (as usual).
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    Fuck him! Civil law comes before religion in nearly all cases. If he doesn't like it let him move to a theocracy! I hope they prosecute and deport his ass and pass some law to keep this shit from happening again. If not I am going to(somehow ) move to Australia and create my own "religion" that will require me to be provided with money and at least six good-looking men as 'personal servants" by the state!

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    From what I understand (& I'm not well versed on this multiple wives issue), you have to follow the law of the land. A Muslim man in the US cannot marry more than 1 wife, because it is illegal to do so here.

    & a man may only take more than 1 wife if he is able to treat each one equally, & if these people are pulling welfare checks, it sounds as if he does not have the resources to support his multiple wives.

    If that man wanted more than 1 wife, he should move to a place where doing so is acceptable.
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    But the worry is that the Govt welfare agency (Centrelink) is obliged to cough up thousands of taxpayers $$$ to support this 'family' because their rules don't say they can't. Somebody spotted a brilliant scam here. Polygamy is ILLEGAL in Australia, so Centrelink's 'rules' are irrelevant. Fucking bureaucrats.
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    From what I understand (& I'm not well versed on this multiple wives issue), you have to follow the law of the land. A Muslim man in the US cannot marry more than 1 wife, because it is illegal to do so here.
    That is true, to an extent, Elise. Here in the USA there are more than 100,000 polygamists even if it's against US law. Most are from fundie Mormon cults living on the fringes of various western states.

    My question about polygamy is why is it that the government turns a blind eye to the Mormons still doing this yet doesn't allow Moslims the same rights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UndercoverGator
    My question about polygamy is why is it that the government turns a blind eye to the Mormons still doing this yet doesn't allow Moslims the same rights?
    Because they are goddam Turrists, fool.
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    I have actually heard rumors of a few Muslim men in my town having more than 1 wife, but I don't know if those rumors are true or not.
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    Too bad polyandry isn't legal.

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    Hell no - one is more than enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O
    Hell no - one is more than enough

    Just think of it this way. They could keep each other company, watch sports together, get drunk together...and you'd have two times the disposable income.

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    And twice the fun on a Saturday night!
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    I personally have no problem with polygamy, as long as the man can afford his own families and not depend on tax dollars. Hate to say it, but we are already supporting tons of single mothers who just never marry...

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    Good point. My objection isn't about anyone's personal/marital arrangements, it's the fact that they are scamming the taxpayer to fund a domestic arrangement that the State does not recognise as valid.
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    Wouldn't polygamy create a surplus of unwanted single men since more women will be taken by a handful of rich, powerful handsome men? We'll need polyandry to balance things out...or maybe homosexuality is another good option.

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