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Husbands living in a "harem" with multiple wives have been cleared to claim state benefits for all their different partners.
A Muslim man with four spouses - which is permitted under Islamic law - could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone.
Originally posted by TheoOne
p.s. Having multiple wives are nice though, I think lol.
Islamic law permits men to have up to four wives at any one time - known as a harem - provided the husband spends equal amounts of time and money on each of them.
Originally posted by Dock6
It's not uncommon for Muslim males to have several wives and families. These wives and families live in separate government-provided (tax-payer funded) houses. Each individual family-unit of wife and children, are financially supported .. totally supported .. by the tax-payer.
Potentially, the benefits bill for income support could reach £10m. New guidelines on income support from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state: "Where there is a valid polygamous marriage the claimant and one spouse will be paid the couple rate (£92.80). "The amount payable for each additional spouse is presently £33.65."
Income support for all of the wives may be paid directly into the husband's bank account, if the family so choose. Muslim couples are only married in the eyes of the British state if they undergo a register office wedding as well as a Nikah, or religious ceremony. Muslim groups say it is quite common for men here to undergo more than one Nikah with different wives. This does not count as bigamy since only the first marriage is legally recognised.
A DWP spokesman said: 'There are fewer than 1,000 polygamous marriages in the UK and only a small percentage of these are claiming social security benefit. "We recently reviewed the rules regarding benefit payments to customers in a polygamous marriage, which conclude that the rules in place since 1987 provide the necessary safeguards to ensure there is no financial advantage for claimants in a valid polygamous marriage."
However, if a husband and his wives arrive and settle in Britain having wed in a country where polygamy is legal, then the UK benefits system recognises his extra wives as dependents and pays them accordingly.
If the people in the UK do not start pressing their political leaders into doing something they will be supporting the growing majority unemployed and their growing families.
Four wifes and not birth control can yield a big population boost.
Yet if you're a Muslim, it appears you ignore all that and exploit other nations' generosity until you've drained it dry.
And when Muslims rob their host-nations blind and scoff at the host nations' laws ... that's not racist ???? It's not ??? Then what the hell is it ?
When are First World societies going to wake up and STOP betraying their own forefathers who fought and gave their lives for the very nations their grandchildren are handing over without a whimper or protest to migrants who SPIT on the values and generosity of their hosts ?
Originally posted by scobro
What splendid news!
How about ministers recognising the long term continually employed,(23 years for me),and give us a damned tax rebate!
[edit on 4-2-2008 by scobro]
.... let me just say that a goodly number do .. and will uphold same.
what makes you think they will remember the sacrifices of their forfathers?
I'm not going to give you more than that, other than to say, I very much doubt you've 'steered, formed or influenced' anyone's opinions too much via your post. Try harder maybe, or you may not get paid ?