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The truth about polygamy: how Muslim men can exploit the benefits system

The truth about polygamy: how Muslim men can exploit the benefits system

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
24/09/2011
Sharia Watch

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The issue was recently bravely highlighted by Baroness Flather, a crossbench life peer who was herself born in Lahore, now part of Pakistan.

She warned the Lords (and also wrote an article for the Mail on the subject) about how our shambolic benefits system is being exploited by men hailing from Pakistan and other Muslim nations who indulge in multiple marriages — with taxpayers forced to foot the bill.

As Baroness Flather explained: ‘The wives are regarded by the welfare system as single mothers, and are therefore entitled to a full range of lone parent payments.