Cases of Islamic polygamy are beginning to surface all across the Western world where there are Muslim immigrants. Even though polygamy is against the law in most Western countries, authorities are either in denial or ignore it entirely since the marriages were not performed in their country, or were not ‘officially’ registered, and there is no legal paper trail.
Here is one case that came to the surface in Toronto with the typical non-response from the authorities.
Aly Hindy, a controversial Toronto imam, performed the marriage. He is said to have “blessed” over thirty polygamous unions. Hindy offers only defiance to those who question his illegal actions:
“This is in our religion and nobody can force us to do anything against our religion, if the laws of the country conflict with Islamic law, if one goes against the other, then I am going to follow Islamic law, simple as that.”
Since this polygamous marriage and others are not officially registered with the government, authorities have decided to do nothing.
Response: What other illegal Islamic practices will be tolerated in Western countries in the name of ‘cultural and political correctness’. What about killing ‘apostates’ and family honor killings, will they eventually be sanctioned in the name of good cross-religious relations? Probably not, but one does wonder where religious toleration will find its limits in Western societies.