Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Well, right off the bat, here's a concrete example of how the introduction of "some aspects" of Sharia law, namely those cited by Rowan: marriages, are being generously "accommodated" by the British. Under Sharia law, a man who has enough money and time can have up to four wives. Under British law he often has some difficulty bringing his entire harem to live with him when he comes here. But never fear, the generous and accommodating British have provided helpful loopholes.
In addition, officials have identified a potential loophole by which a man can divorce his wife under British law while continuing to live with her as his spouse under Islamic law, and obtain a spouse visa for a foreign woman who he can legally marry.

"Entry clearance may not be withheld from a second wife where the husband has divorced his previous wife and the divorce is thought to be one of convenience," an immigration rulebook advises. "This is so, even if the husband is still living with the previous wife and to issue the entry clearance would lead to the formation of a polygamous household."

thus enabling him, and his presumably submissive wives, to live without having to make that vexingly "stark alternatives of culture loyalty and state loyalty" that Rowan said was such a problem. You see? Britain has already found ways to "accommodate" the cultural sensibilities of our new friends from the East.


Anonymous said...

Hilary is being linked by the neocons at InsideCatholic... is she going mainstream? I remember Nirvana before they were cool, too...

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Um. Kurt?

Unless you're writing from the afterlife,

You can't use that name.

Take a quick look at the commbox rules on the sidebar.

Anonymous said...

Gives new meaning to the old limerick:

There was a young fellow of Lyme
Who had three wives at a time.
When asked why the third
He replied, "One is absurd
"And bigamy, Sir, is a crime."