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USCIS screening question re polygamy

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Submitted by John Cavanaugh (United States), Dec 13, 2015 at 12:18

Previously I proposed USCIS questions that might help to vet potential Islamist troublemakers. Tensions between sharia law and the American legal tradition are most vexing with regard to jihad, religious liberty, and equal protection, but also exist with regard to polygamy. So this could also be a subject for scrutiny on USCIS applicatons. For example, USCIS could ask:

"In some cultures, but not all, it is common for one man to have several wives. Do you support this practice? If so, do you support this practice even when it is illegal under state law?"

In this way, the applicant's willingness to subordinate sharia law to American law would be tested.

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