Polygamy

Saudi Arabia Debates Whether Polygamy Is Solution to Rising Issue of Single Women

TEL AVIV – Saudi Arabia has recently become embroiled in a debate over the notion that polygamy could provide the solution to the problem of single women in the kingdom, with some proponents saying men should take three wives – a single woman, a widow, and a divorcee – thus alleviating the burden of spinsters on society.

Saudi women praying at Eid al-Adha in Riyadh on November 27, 2009/Stringer

Judicial Submission: Top Australian Law School Teaches Sharia Law ‘Benefits’

Australia’s most prestigious law school accommodates two courses which call for elements of sharia law to be incorporated in the mainstream legal system — including allowances for polygamy and lowering the age of consent to end opposition to child marriage. The courses also chide judges who denounce Muslim values during sentencing.

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Mass Migration Brings Rise Of Islamic Polygamy In Europe

From the Gatestone Institute: A few years ago, Sweden’s Center Party, one of the four parties in the center-right governing coalition at the time, proposed legalizing polygamy. The idea caused outrage; the proposal was dropped. The party’s youth division, however,

Islamic Polygamy

Arab Twitterati Debate: Is Polygamy the Solution for Spinsters?

JAFFA, Israel – Ahead of Tuesday’s International Women’s Day, Arab social media has been abuzz with discussions about the troublesome phenomenon of “aness” (spinsters) – single women older than 35, and in some countries 30. The stigmatized phenomenon is seen as a

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Eritrea Allegedly Commands Polygamy to Restore Population

A memo from the infamously authoritarian government of Eritrea in east Africa — the Department of Religious Affairs, to be specific — is sending “ripples of shock throughout the country,” according to Ventures Africa, as it orders men to marry at least two wives or face life imprisonment with hard labor.

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