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The Joys of Polygamy

The Toronto Star via LFG:

"You think you know your husband. You don't know him at all," said the man, a friend of her husband's. "His car is parked outside my house right now. He is with my ex-wife. They just got married last week," the man said.

It took a minute for the news to sink in. Then she called her husband of 14 years, demanding to know if what she had just been told was true – that while she spent a year in Egypt raising their four children in a more Islamic environment, he had used it as an opportunity to marry not just one, but two other women in Toronto.

More:

He told her he was married in a small ceremony 20 days earlier, officiated by Aly Hindy, a well-known Toronto imam, at his Scarborough mosque.

That name rang bells; sure enough I wrote a post about Aly Hindy three years ago. Continuing with The Toronto Star:

"I cried for six days straight. Lost my appetite, ignored the kids, even had to start taking antidepressants," said Rigby, 35. "What I couldn't understand was how such a thing could happen in Toronto, my hometown, where polygamy is supposed to be illegal."

It was easy. He simply found an imam willing to break a Canadian law, in exchange for upholding an Islamic one.

Aly Hindy should either be deported or thrown in jail. There's no point in having a law if those who openly break it are not punished.

Comments

MikeT

True, but the Canadian state should stay out of the business of telling adults how they can marry so long as coercion is not involved. Doing that just spares society so much trouble from having different groups fight over how marriage should work.

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