Muslims Claiming Cash for Numerous Wives

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Muslims Claiming Cash for Numerous Wives



Islamic leaders: Hundreds in GTA get extra welfare for polygamous unions

Hundreds of GTA Muslim men in polygamous marriages -- some with a harem of wives -- are receiving welfare and social benefits for each of their spouses, thanks to the city and province, Muslim leaders say.

Mumtaz Ali, president of the Canadian Society of Muslims, said wives in polygamous marriages are recognized as spouses under the Ontario Family Law Act, providing they were legally married under Muslim laws abroad.

"Polygamy is a regular part of life for many Muslims," Ali said yesterday. "Ontario recognizes religious marriages for Muslims and others."


martin dufresne

Please read the article to the very end before falling for this blatantly manipulative islamophobic Sun-ny lead.
"Extra" women in these households are receiving welfare benefits as individuals, not "numerous wives". Sheesh, some people are really gung-ho on an "endless war".


(...)Brenda Nesbitt, the city's director of social services, said benefits are only paid to one spouse and names and addresses are cross-checked for possible fraud.

"There may be polygamous cases we are not aware off," Nesbitt said yesterday. "They can apply as single people and we won't know."

Ontario Community and Social Services spokesman Erike Botond said a social assistance benefit may only include one spouse. "Other adults residing in the same dwelling place as a recipient and their spouse may apply as individuals."

"I can assure you that polygamy is not recognized under immigration legislation," immigration spokesman Karen Shadd-Evelyn said yesterday. "A conjugal relationship, whether involving marriage or a common-law partnership, must be exclusive."

adam stratton


Progressive people do not aid and abet spreading such right wing, xenophobic, islamophobic propaganda.

And what are your thooughts on the topic that you posted?

Erik Redburn

Oh Islamosocialist is just another rightwing troll, hiding behind a false identity and few words. They're not going to listen to reason, they don't know what it is.

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