The Right Hand Has No Idea What the Left Foot is Doing

You may dissolve into hysterical laughter or cry in sympathetic pity at the report of Britain’s latest tippy-toe move down the dark tunnels of dhimmitude:

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.

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.

This article say “the outcome will chiefly benefit Muslim men”…I wonder how many Mormons there are in Britain and if they have plans to come out of the closet…except Mormons don’t live on welfare, so maybe they don’t count.

The decision has been condemned by the Tories…

Gee, I wonder why? Maybe they share a brain among them, which is more than we can say for their honored assemblages on the other side of the political fence.

Here’s the nitty-gritty:

New guidelines on income support from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state: “Where there is a valid polygamous marriage the claimant and one spouse will be paid the couple rate … The amount payable for each additional spouse is presently £33.65.”

Income support for all of the wives may be paid directly into the husband’s bank account, if the family so choose. Under the deal agreed by ministers, a husband with multiple wives may also be eligible for additional housing benefit and council tax benefit to reflect the larger property needed for his family.

Please note the oxymoron: “valid polygamous marriage.” It’s known as bigamy by real people, but bureaucrats have their own separate lexicon…which yields terms like “valid polygamy.” Next there will be “obligatory honor killings,” and government will pay for the burial expenses.

The Telegraph estimates:
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The ruling could cost taxpayers millions of pounds. Ministers launched a review of the benefit rules for polygamous marriages in November 2006, after it emerged that some families had benefited financially.

The review concluded in December last year with agreement that the extra benefits should continue to be paid, the Government admitted. The decision was not publicly announced.

Four departments – the Treasury, the DWP, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Home Office – were involved in the review, which concluded that recognising multiple marriages conducted overseas was “the best possible” option. In Britain, bigamy is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

But not if you’re Muslim. For British Muslims, it’s not gaol, it’s government gold.

And Mohammed scores another big one against the British government. Way to go, Mo!

For the byzantine regs on how to actually get away with this chicanery read the whole article. Then line the birdcage with it.

Hat tip: TR

24 thoughts on “The Right Hand Has No Idea What the Left Foot is Doing

  1. Let me get this straight. If I am a young Muslim man in England with citizenship, I can get me four obedient wives from Pakistan, marry them there, import them all, breed them all, and suck the government dry while I never work and bitch about how Muslims get no respect. Is that right? Dirty kufars disrespectin the Muhammedan.

  2. In a Muslim country, only a wealthy man can afford 4 wives. What a bonanza now! Poor men can take four wives and immigrate to Great Britain. There the men can live like idle kings compared to their previous circumstances with a harem provided by taxpayers.

    Mark Steyn’s predictions of demographic doom for Europe will have to be advanced now, with 4 wives having 10 children each, so a family of 45 in one generation.

  3. Fictitious wives will soon outnumber the real ones, provided the foolish government makes payments for them. Just compare the inclination of some Americans to invent fictitious children in order to obtain income tax deductions. (I did income taxes at one time.)

  4. Dymnpha, great post. I thought England was already gone. Seems like they are just building the scaffold and marching to the noose. Good grief! England is gone. Seems they’ll need that mosque in Regency Square.

  5. No, England is not gone. England will never be gone. As they say, the darkest hours are always before the dawn. These are our darkest hours, darker than even Churchill’s darkest hour simply because it is our own government and not some outside agency that threatens, but that doesn’t mean the lights have gone out. It isn’t in the English character to simply give up and roll over no matter how venal our politicians seem to be. We are a patient people, by and large, but every decision like this simply pushes us further toward the point of saying “no more”.

  6. Laine said…
    In a Muslim country, only a wealthy man can afford 4 wives.

    Because it’s in the koran . . .

    Sura (4:3) – “Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess.”

    The Brits have now decreed that no good muslim need fear he could not do justice to so many. Justice pays dividends mandating the jizya by royal decree.

  7. This is a rather large step toward Shari’a in Britain. One has to wonder what Brown et al. are up to. Are they merely pandering to the Muslim vote? Or is this a sneaky neo-Marxist (Gramscian) way to severely weaken a culture? Whatever the reason, it boggles the mind.

  8. Archonix – “We are a patient people, by and large, but every decision like this simply pushes us further toward the point of saying “no more”.

    Any idea on when you will reach that point? What will it take?
    I see no support for anti-islamic demonstrations.
    No lobbying.
    No public show of dissent.
    No interest from the media.
    No curbs on immigration.
    No public outcry over this latest move.
    No screaming for a general election.
    General strike? Forget it.

    Is no one prepared to take this on?

    I simply can’t understand the huge non activity. The silence is deafening.

    This is not a personal attack. More a call for intervention.

  9. The Brits don’t seem to share one testicle between them. Muslim female doctors in Burkas, polygamy welfare, full up official discriminatation against all religions not called islam.

    Keep your guns people, if you have them, keep them. You will need them. Another krystal nacht is coming, and this time white christians will be the victims.

  10. Mr. Discretion: “Keep your guns people, if you have them, keep them.”

    A bit late. The guns have already been seized by the govt. Knives are next on the list. Oh , wait anything that can be considered an “offensive weapon” is also banned. Additionally, if you use “excessive force likely to cause injury” when resisting a mugger or an attacking muzzie you will go directly to jail.

  11. Exile, where would you look for those things? The media? The same media that completely ignored the SIOE protests, completely ignored counter-protests to the “cartoon jihad” muslim protests that so spontaneously took place in London back in the day and only covered the 2000 fuel protests because it brought the entire country grinding to a halt.

    Lobbying goes on, protests occur, public dissent is a daily reality but since it doesn’t appear on the goggle box most people just don’t know it’s happening.

  12. This is insanity. I wonder what Charles at LGF proposes to do? Write a letter to his Congressman? But only, of course, if his congressman has never been within 100 yards of an European Nationalist.

  13. Ok Graham, in that case, it’s probably time to break a few windows.
    I agree, peaceful demos are never in the news.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer.

    Off topic.. the word verification for this comment is “allah” – really, I am not joking or winding anybody up.. it says “allah”..

    Maybe I can get a screenshot of it.

    Yep. I’ll post it on my blog.

  14. Don’t worry folks.If Obama becomes president he has said he will call a summit with all muslims. He has that pie in the sky and a change is a coming.

  15. There’s a mosque down the road from where I live that always has several broken windows whenever I drive past it. I have been tempted to chuck a few bricks myself but my luck is such that I would be immediately caught. Stuff like that tends to be framed as racism, and racism tends to get you a criminal record much faster than petty crimes like fraud or murder, and right now there are some things I’m working toward that I simply cannot risk.

    Also, I’m a coward. 🙂

  16. Mr. Discretion: Another krystal nacht is coming, and this time white christians will be the victims.

    I beg to differ. Another 9-11 atrocity stateside and more likely it will be a Muslim krystallnacht. From all indications, Islam simply will not have it any other way. Be it through tacit agreement or overt support, Muslims are letting the jihadists herd them straight for the precipice. I’m of a mind to remove any railing at the edge.

  17. This moronic government hasn’t the slightest clue on how to promote racial harmony and social cohesiveness with ridiculous rule changes like these!

  18. When I read these kinds of articles I just shake my head in wounder. Then the RCOB* descends and I want to grab a cudgel and go beat some sense into these imbeciles.

    And I am so looking forward to krystallnacht…

    *Red Curtain Of Blood

  19. I guess that was a Freudian slip. It makes me shake my head in wonder, but it also wounds my senses and makes my head hurt…

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