Originally posted by Solomons
Lets make one thing clear,it is for domestic issues...british law still reigns supreme.It is simply giving muslims some leeway in the courts like jewish law already has in Britain.And the daily mail...who wudda thunk it
[edit on 29-6-2009 by Solomons]
A Saudi Arabian princess who had an illegitimate child with a British man has been granted asylum in the UK, the Independent newspaper has reported.
It said the married woman was allowed to stay after telling a judge that her affair left her at risk of being stoned to death in her home country.
The Independent says the woman is one of a small number of Saudi Arabian citizens whose asylum claims are not acknowledged publicly by either country's government.
Originally posted by symmetricAvenger
reply to post by poet1b
so what about Mormons?
you can NOT have more than one wife in the UK... im sorry but this is not the united states of America.
At present, most jurisdictions will permit marriage only between a man and a woman, and will not permit either to have multiple spouses. A legal marriage can be ended by death, divorce, or annulment.
Prohibited Marriage - almost all jurisdictions restrict who can get married, so as to prevent unions between close relatives. Sometimes these laws also extend to in-laws and step-relatives. Similarly, western jurisdictions prohibit marriage where one spouse is already married - and will hold a marriage invalid even if that spouse mistakenly thought that a prior marriage had been ended by divorce or annulment.
On October 22, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Thousands of Muslim men in Britain may have exploited a loophole in British law banning multiple marriages by holding religious marriage ceremonies in mosques, Islamic leaders said. Muslim men can contract a 'nikah,' or religious ceremony, in a mosque without going through a civil ceremony, allowing as many as 4,000 men in Britain to have multiple marriages, the leaders said in issuing guidelines warning against the practice. 'We are concerned for the 'women � the second wife or subsequent wives usually find they have no rights if the relationship breaks down,' Mufti Barkatullah, a judge on Britain's Shariah Council, said Friday."
Originally posted by Laurauk
reply to post by jeasahtheseer
Each to thier own, I suppose. Everyone is entitled to believe in what ever religion they want to, aslong as they do not try and imposs that religion on others.
I is about respect, I suppose.
But I do admit there are, those from every religion, whom use that religion, to further thier exreme views on other people. Weither it be Islam, Christinaity, Jewish, They are all guitly off this, notone religon is better than the other.
The Home Office:
According to a Home Office spokesman, if polygamy is legalised it will allow everyone, not only Muslims, to have more than one spouse. 'You cannot limit legislation to one group,' he said, adding that polygamy or polyandry are unlikely to be made law in the UK. 'Some rights are very broad but will have to be taken into account with existing laws. It will be up to the courts to decide. We are a one-man, one-woman society and this is unlikely to change'.
Four departments - the Treasury, the DWP, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Home Office - were involved in the review, which concluded that recognising multiple marriages conducted overseas was 'the best possible' option. In Britain, bigamy is punishable by up to seven years in prison.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued new guidelines for income support which state: "Where there is a valid polygamous marriage the claimant and one spouse will be paid the couple rate... The amount payable for each additional spouse is presently 33.65 pounds ($66.41).
If the family agrees, income support for all of the wives may be paid directly into the husband's bank account. A husband with many wives may also be eligible for additional housing benefit and council tax benefit under the deal agreed by ministers, in order to reflect the larger property needed for his family."
I agree however, if they went to another country, and married it is not illegal. But Could it be illegal if they bring those wifes to this country, and claim benefits for them. This will set a precident, were other cultures or groups will demand the saame rights.