Polygamy in Toronto

miércoles, mayo 28, 2008

Daimnation!: Polygamy in Toronto:

"Polygamy is happening in Toronto; it's not common, but it's happening,' said Hindy, imam at Salahuddin Islamic Centre.
Hindy, hardly a stranger to controversy, is well known for his friendship with the family of Omar Khadr, the young Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and his outspoken views on the implementation of Islamic law. In the past five years, Hindy said he has officiated or 'blessed' more than 30 polygamous marriages; the most recent was two months ago. Even some imams in the GTA have second wives, he added.

'This is in our religion and nobody can force us to do anything against our religion,' he said. 'If the laws of the country conflict with Islamic law, if one goes against the other, then I am going to follow Islamic law, simple as that.'"
Oh, OK, so he is defending the fulfillment of the religious laws instead of the civil ones, which are universally applied in any modern system. Because they are the ones who sustain the equality of all citizens living under the State, regardless of sex, date of birth, place of birth, religion... I would like to know the opinion some people would have had if this statement was made by a Christian (regardless of his/her denomination) religious man or woman. I bet it would have been in the first page of ALL the newspapers...

H/T Free Mark Steyn.

Interesante reflexión sobre la poligamia y las leyes que hace este imán extremista canadiense: "Si las leyes del país entran en conflicto con la ley islámica, si una está contra la otra, entonces voy a seguir la ley islámica, es tan sencillo como eso". Y, por tanto, voy a casar a la gente poligámicamente... Muy bien, abanderando el incumplimiento de la ley civil (que se caracteriza por su universalidad) y el cumplimiento de la ley religiosa... Me gustaría oír lo mismo que se hubiera dicho si esto hubiera sido dicho por un cura o religioso de cualquier denominación cristiana...
Lo sé, soy una ilusa.