Every concession to the backward and ugly practice of Islam is yet another victory on the war on the West. Why would polygamy be encouraged. This is an assault on the basic tenet of Western civilization - family.
The collective descent into irrational thinking continues apace. Quicker, faster.
Multiple wives will mean multiple benefits By Jonathan Wynne-Jones Telegraph hat tip rut
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.
Have your say: Should multiple wives get recognition from the state? 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.
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.
Islamic law is incompatible with free societies. It should be outlawed not subsidized.
Chris Grayling, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said that the decision was "completely unjustifiable".
"You are not allowed to have multiple marriages in the UK, so to have a situation where the benefits system is treating people in different ways is totally unacceptable and will serve to undermine confidence in the system.
"This sets a precedent that will lead to more demands for the culture of other countries to be reflected in UK law and the benefits system."
Mr Grayling also accused the Government of trying to keep the ruling quiet because the topic is so controversial.