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FOUR WIVES VS MANY PARTNERS

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Submitted by JAMES (United Kingdom), Nov 27, 2009 at 10:21

What percentage of muslims have four wives. I do not know of any ordinary muslim with even 3 wives. I have heard and known many with two wives. You would want to give an impression that most muslims marry 4 wives, or atleast 3 or surely 2 wives. I think 95% ( approx) of muslims are monogamous.

Anyway, if my society or religion allows me to marry more than one wife, what seems to be your problem? What is wrong in marrying more than one woman? Can you honestly make a list of your reasons against it. And if I want to marry a young virgin, what is your problem?

Lets look at what is now practiced in west. Most men and women have multiple sex partners. Is it something that enhances the honour of women? Most of the westerners do not have the guts to say anything against these anomalies. multi partners in sex is the norm in animal kingdom. You have sex with young under age girls , get them pregnent and the cowards simply vanish. Some times, the young mother does not know who the father is. A large percentage of children have not heard of their father. I am sure this is something you are truly proud of or are you? The free sex has broken the concept of family. With no strong concept of family, there is no strong society.

You criticise the provision of polygamy in Islam but surely islamic societies have a better record in terms of families and strong society and safe guarding the honour of women. Women are not un-ashamedly paraded half naked and almost fully naked ( except 3 triangular pieces of clothes) in the name of freedom. Look at the topless bars, massage parlours, lap dancing stages, redlight districts etc. etc. bearing evidence to the freedom of women in west ( or the freedom of men to sexually exploit the women ). I am sure most of the half decent men would not, I repeat would not, want their daughters, sisters or mothers to be either a topless waitress, sex worker, messeour, lap dancer etc. You would not really want to proudly declare that your daughter, mother or sister is a topless waitress or sex worker.

What freedom are you talking about then? you can see the trfficking of women from poor countries into western countries, london, paris and so on enjoying their freedom in prostitution!

I do agree that there are badlums amongst muslims who do go to India, Thailand, Philippine and the west seeking pleasures in illegal sex. But let us not confuse them or equate them with the provision of the allowance of marrying four wives in Islam. In fact, most of these are pepetrated by evil minded people, young and old. These people do not have religion, they do not have colours in fact they do not have human qualities. You do not have to go to muslim countries to find them, you can find them in your own backyard as well.

I would like to make another argument. Alcohol is also probited in bible. Drugs are harmful. But in western countries, drug addicts can get drugs under licence. This recognises the fact that, you allow a legal means for the guy to take drugs, you know who they are because they have to get a licence or prescription from the doctor. They are controlled. As long as they they behave otherwise normally, society will remain safe from them. Islam recognised something similar about the excessive sexual drive some people might have by allowing them to marry more than one wife. At least, everybody knows who he is sleeping with. He is responsible for them and the children born ( un like the unmarried boy friend who fathers children one after another and does not take any responsibility )....

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