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Reader comment on item: Westerners Welcome Harems
in response to reader comment: As Winston Churchill said of Islam . . .

Submitted by yuval Brandsteter MD (Israel), Dec 1, 2008 at 16:36

How weird it is that a JP article neglected to mention the harems in Israel.
Once a month the multipl ewives and concubines of the Shaikh line up at the Post Office to claim their single-parent benefits in cash. They flip their veils for a milisecond for the purposes of printing money, and as a reward get wads of cash. Then they troop out to the fabulous SUV and turn the money over to the Shaikh who is officially redundant and draws his own unemployment benefits. ...


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Daniel Pipes replies:

While Israel is part of the West, its Muslim population is indigenous and has long applied Islamic law, which has standing in Israel. So, like Russia or Greece, this circumstance makes it different from the countries I discussed, where Shari`a has appeared only in recent years.

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