Sunday, February 03, 2008

Extra Welfare to Polygamists

Britain has decided to reward immigrant husbands with multiple wives to claim extra welfare benefits. The Telegraph reports:

Husbands with multiple wives have been given the go-ahead to claim extra welfare benefits following a year-long Government review, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

Even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, the decision by ministers means that polygamous marriages can now be recognised formally by the state, so long as the weddings took place in countries where the arrangement is legal.

The outcome will chiefly benefit Muslim men with more than one wife, as is permitted under Islamic law. Ministers estimate that up to a thousand polygamous partnerships exist in Britain, although they admit there is no exact record.
Income support for all of the wives may be paid directly into the husband's bank account, if the family so choose. Under the deal agreed by ministers, a husband with multiple wives may also be eligible for additional housing benefit and council tax benefit to reflect the larger property needed for his family.
Ahh....the splendor of multiculturalism at the expense, of course, of the culture being stamped into the dirt.

As pointed out by Robert Spencer at DhimmiWatch:
The Eurodhimmis seem to have completely lost sight of the fact that they opened the floodgates of Muslim immigration in the first place in order to provide for themselves a source of cheap labor. And now we have arrived at the specter of polygamists receiving extra welfare benefits -- which, as Bruce Bawer has documented, many simply regard as jizya, as their due from the infidels.
Today's dhimmis will gladly pay the jizya to appease today's immigrants. Will future generations ever be able to put this particular djinni back in the bottle?

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