08 February 2008

Cashing in on Sharia Law

Of all the things to write off as tax season approaches:
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.

He estimates "several hundred" GTA husbands in polygamous marriages are receiving benefits. Under Islamic law, a Muslim man is permitted to have up to four spouses.
Another nation so afraid of being demonized as intolerent it bends over finacially for those who seek to recast as Islamic the entire established society.
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."
So that whole 'cross-check' is rally just jive, as the government has no real handle on what it's paying out to Muslim polygamists.
Councillor Rob Ford said taxpayers' money should be spent on education and schools instead. "This is wrong," Ford said yesterday. "They should put a stop to this immediately."
Come on, Ford, get with the program; don't you want Canada to be the open, compassionate, accepting, anything-goes alternative to that bad, bad United States?

I sometimes sadly wonder if Canada is an acronym, with the 'C' standing for "chump."

Meanwhile, across the ol' pond, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has already thrown in the towel with regard to Sharia Law.

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