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in response to reader comment: To AnneM : Turkey is a Muslim country but polygamy is forbidden by law

Submitted by morkodia (United States), Mar 7, 2007 at 14:20

We live in a man dominated world. They have tendency to have more wives in Muslim countries or many lovers in western countries. What is the difference?

You are comparing apples with oranges, Islam allows polygamy, christianity doesn't. You can't judge a religion -in this case christianity- by the behavior of the secular society -western countries- where that religion resides.

In Arabic countries rich men want to have more children to govern their wealth with trusted relatives.

But you can have more children without polygamy.

They will learn to trust CEO´s soon. This is inevitable. As the economic power of women increase they won´t allow their husband to get another one. As you see this is an economic issue not a religious one.

You couldn't be more wrong, this is totally a religious issue. If Islam wouldn't allow polygamy you could not have four wives in muslim countries.

Polygamy only works during the war times when women/men ratio changes drastically.

What war are most muslim countries engaged now?, I know Iraq, Lebannon, Aghanistan and a few others but the rest are living pretty quietly.

I see this is an exit plan. I can give you one good example- Turkey is a Muslim country but polygamy is forbidden by law.

Turkey is the only muslim country in Europe (no other come to mind), and abandoning polygamy increases its chances of being accepted into the EU.
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