Just when you think that Canada’s multicultural mess can’t get any worse, something new always comes up. The case in question this time are the court proceedings going on in Bountiful, British Columbia. The judge must decide whether the small rogue Mormon sect there has the right to practice polygamy.
If you think that this is an exotic story worthy only of an HBO show like Big Love, about Bill Henrickson and his three wives, think again.
The trial is anxiously watched by an influential part of the Muslim community in Canada, which desperately wants to make polygamy an integral part of the Canadian life.
Winnipeg Free Press, which made the story public (with information from The Canadian Press), quotes an interview with imam Aly Hindi and he is not ashamed or concerned about his opinion at all:
Aly Hindi, an outspoken imam at Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Scarborough, Ont., said there are more than 200 polygamous Muslim marriages in the Greater Toronto Area alone. The figure is impossible to verify as polygamy among Muslim and other immigrant groups in Canada is often shrouded in mystery.
Hindi believes banning polygamy is harmful to women.
“If the three adults — the husband, the first wife and (the other) women — have consent, I don’t think the government should interfere in this,” Hindi said in a telephone interview.
By disallowing polygamy, the government is encouraging affairs, he told The Canadian Press.
“This is unjust law drawn by men who do not want to carry responsibility for the second woman,” Hindi said.
Hindi would not say how many polygamous marriages he has officiated at, but he did say that he has witnessed marriages where both women celebrated the relationship, contrary to popular views of polygamy.
Advocates say polygamy is justified in the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad himself is often cited as an example of being able to marry more than one woman. According to Surat al Nisaa, the “Book of Women” in the Islamic holy book, it is permissible to marry up to four women.
So we have here a “cleric” who openly admits that he and other Muslims in Canada have broken the law. Since when the ramblings of a medieval desert war lord supersede the Canadian common law, which guarantees equal rights to all individuals?
Am I too naïve thinking that everybody who advocates and gets involved into a practice, which is prohibited by the Canadian law should face the consequences in court?
Does that mean that now Muslims will be getting four welfare cheques, instead of one? In the dhimmi Great Britain they are already able to extort that much from the taxpayers.
Where is the federal government to investigate that blatant violation of the law, openly admitted by the arrogant imam? Never mind, Harper is not going to rock the boat by trying to go against multiculturalism…
Where is McGuinty? I forgot, he is busy erecting electricity-making windmills in the lake.
Where are “Taliban” Jack Layton and his wife Olivia? They’d rather let people marry their goats than losing even one “multicultural” vote.
Where are the “moderate” Muslims, who love Canada and respect her laws? There are none. Everybody is chasing people like Tarek Fatah, who dare criticize the cult…
That’s how things will work from now on – every custom established by desert savages will overwrite the Canadian law.
Hey, Canada, is anybody still thinking here?