One of the criticisms often made against Muslims living in western countries is that they see the host culture as impure and they make constant demands for the culture to adapt to them, rather than the way most migrant cultures see things of the migrant having to adapt to life in the new culture.
England and France, where there are regular calls for sharia law to be recognised have been further down this road than Australia. But now it looks like the campaign is beginning in earnest here also.
From the ABC:
Legalise polygamy, says Islamic leader
An Islamic leader in Australia is calling on the Federal Government to recognise polygamous marriages.
Keysar Trad from the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia says there are polygamists in the Muslim community in Australia who would like their relationships to be legal.
He has told triple j's Hack program that the women are left in a vulnerable financial position if the man dies.
"If this woman has wilfully chosen to enter into this relationship and make a lifelong commitment to this person to be married, it shouldn't matter," he said.
"If it was a business and the business had four partners we'd recognise that, but why don't we recognise it when it comes to consensual relationships amongst adults?"
It doesn't matter that western legal tradition is built on 2000 years of Christian law that says marriage is about one man + one woman. It doesn't matter that history shows that polygamy is actually detrimental to women in nearly all cases. It doesn't matter that the overwhelming majority of Australians think that marriage should be monogamous.
Let's just ignore this and demand that we can have what we want.
Of course, it's easy to see that the homosexual lobby would back this because anything that undermines the sanctity of monogamous heterosexual marriage supports their political agenda.
Of course if they, the Islamists, were to get their way in this the results would horrify them. Why is one man + four women particularly sacred? In our "anything goes" culture it would become any group of people irrespective of gender that could become married. Why stop at adult humans? Why can't I marry my horse/ cat/ car/ computer? In opening up one particular combination or more than two partners, in our "rights" society there is nothing to place boundaries or limits on where this kind of "marriage" can be taken. If adults, why not children? The Islamists already think that twelve year olds should be married.
Of course with the total depravity that would come from this agenda, the Islamists would then be even more justified in their thinking for demanding sharia law.
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