En ikke helt ny nyhed, men med skal den nu:
Fra American Spectator:
If Britain were an inmate in a psychiatric hospital (and there is quite a bit of empirical evidence that it should be), the nation would be on 24-hour suicide watch. I say this after coming across this headline in the Sunday Telegraph: “Multiple wives will mean multiple benefits.”
No, Westminster hasn’t passed a law permitting bigamy. That is, unless you are a Muslim and happen to have acquired your harem before your British citizenship. It seems Gordon Brown’s government will now allow Muslims with more than one wife to claim extra welfare benefits for each wife. That’s called compassion. It is estimated that there are at least a thousand “polygamous partnerships” in Britain, so the ruling could cost taxpayers millions of pounds, depending, I guess, on the number of wives each immigrant in question want to bring with him. (Islamic law permits men to have up to four wives at any one time.)
Artiklens forfatter bringer kommentarer fra andre avisers læsere til nyheden:
I SOMETIMES GET a laugh from perusing the reader comments following British news stories. For example there was this from Mike in New York commenting on the “multiple wives” story:
“Wow — nicely done Labour! You are pretty much guaranteeing that the UK will either end up as a Caliphate or under some rascist (sic) British National Party regime – apparently there is no longer a middle choice. Good job Labour for surrendering like a ravening Frenchmen – and good job Tories for being a milquetoast opposition and abandoning basic conservative principals. You know your country is in trouble when only the freakish fringe parties are talking any sense.”
“Let us found a religion that allows everyone to have a Porsche and five houses and and… And then ask the state to pay for our religious needs…”
That the law of the land may be applied differently to one depending on his set of supernatural beliefs is the epitome of multiculturalism gone mad, though hardly surprising. Britain’s progressives long ago stopped regarding Western civilization as a culture or society worth preserving. Secretly they feel such intense guilt over their colonial history that they have concluded it is best for the colonized to colonize them for a change.
Now then, who’s got the next watch?
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