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Archive for the 'Polygamy' Category

-Federal Judge: Utah’s Law Criminalizing Polygamy is Unconstitutional

Monday, December 16th, 2013

                  ( ‘Sister Wives’ TV Series: Wikipedia) A federal Judge has ruled that Utah’s law which criminalizes polygamy is unconstitutional. This does not mean that polygamy is now ‘legally’ recognized  in Utah only that there will no longer be a penalty for multiple people to live together in some kind of committed relationships. Here’s the […]

-Brazil: Controversial ‘Three-Partner’ Civil Union

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

                    (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Polygamy is legal in most Muslim dominated countries but in nations with a Christian background and heritage it is unheard of in modern times. Now comes news of the first legal ‘three-partner’ civil union in Brazil. It has created considerable controversy particularly among Christians in the nation. Most Western nations are […]

-Muslim on Trial for ‘Honor Killing’ of 3 Daughters Says He Would Do It Again

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

This is actually a tale of two countries with very different cultures- Canada and Afghanistan. A Canadian Muslim is on trial for the ‘honor killing’ of his 3 daughters and his first wife in 2009. Incredibly he was recorded telling his 2nd polygamous wife that he would do it again 100 times. What did his […]

-American Muslims and Polygamy

Monday, August 8th, 2011

In the midst of writing the previous post about the FLDS, I was reminded that they are not the only religious group in America that allows polygamy or marriages for women at a very young age. Muslim men are allowed by their religion to have more than one wife. Also in many Muslim countries, arranged […]

-Harems Becoming Common in Western Countries?

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

As Muslim populations have grown in Western Europe and North America, so has polygamy. All Western nations have existing laws against bigamy and polygamy but many jurisdictions are beginning to recognize polygamous marriages that were already in place prior to immigration.  It is estimated that there are more than 2,000 polygamous families in the UK, […]

-Canada in Denial Over Islamic Polygamy?

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

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 […]