UK legally recognises multiple Islamic wives


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We will end up with the law of unitended consequencies.

If a man can't support many wives then he would not marry them.

However if the UK takes over this role and is then the supporter of many wives. The would be , supplying them with large houses and social welfare. The result may encourage people to move to the UK for an easier subsidised life to the detriment of UK nationals requiring help.

I am all for helping the needy but charity should begin at home.

len behan

yes but surely the legal requirement of a man is that he can support the wives that he has taken on. so where is it that getting housing and social security supporting them. this comes out of the uk. citizens funds which should go towards helping. homeless and other good causes.

Albert Rogers

I do not know why a man needs more than one wife, if he chooses the first wisely. But if a polygamous marriage is in fact exclusive, it should at least permit lovemaking between the wives also. It will still mean that there are young men excluded from having full sexual relationships.

But if a man is permitted to have more money than he can possibly spend, why not more wives than he can bossibly ..ah .. spend time with?


I agree totally with you tunisian girl.If the first wife knows who her husband is with , then its surely better than her being in the dark and him sneeking away and keeping second or subsequent wife.

Tunisian girl

I really hope that all the countries start to think seriously about allowing polygamy, at least with conditions. Polygamy can solve many problems in our world if it is applied correctly.
They ban it with the pretext that it is against women's right etc...but at the same time they do not punish the adultery; this is what we call hypocrisy! I am not talking about religion here but about morals and logic: most of the men even happy with a first wife have a huge need for a second or a third one, so why not legalizing it under reasonable rules!

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