A man has been in trouble, in this country, for bigamy. The Daily Mail, that bastion of journalistic integrity, reports it in tones that are neutral if slightly downmarket, in an article by Andrew 'M Beat Featuring General' Levy.
But then something interesting happens. Without the usual anti-brown people agenda to masturbate themselves into a frenzy over reading, the rabid hate-filled cuntsacks get to work at jemmying in an anti-Muslim, racist agenda into this completely irrelevant story.
Shall we? Let's.
The golden rule of getting away with a bigamous wedding must be this: Don't invite anyone who was there the first time round.
Sadly, this small yet crucial detail escaped Randolf Edge, 54, in his haste to marry a woman 33 years his junior.
Tee hee. Well it ticks a few classic Daily Mail boxes - prurient interest in other people's business, middle-class marriages, garden-fence gossip, age-gap relationships, that kind of bullshit. But I can't see any mention of Islam anywhere in the story... no... just seems to be something about a white man and a white woman getting married. No brown folk anywhere. Well then how on earth can we...? What manner of...? What the...?
Bigamy punishable by up to 7 years in prison? Not if you convert to Muslim. Then you can get double benefits. So which laws are we following?
- Arturo, Loughboro
If he was a Moslem, he could have claimed benefits for both wives instead of facing a possible 7 year jail sentence.
Good here isn't it!
- Lickyalips, Richmond, Surrey
He should tell the Judge that he's changed his religion to Muslim and instead of a punishment he would be rewarded with extra money. This country is sick!
- Pat Sweeney, Lanark
What are they referring to...? What kind of bullshit fallacy are they thinking is true? Where on earth did they get such a ridiculous, wilfully ignorant idea?
Ah, hang on a tick. Ah yes. Can you guess?
Yes, it's the abysmally-headlined 'Muslim husbands with more than one wife to get extra benefits as ministers recognise polygamy' by James 'My grasp of the facts is suspiciously' Slack. From the Daily Mail itself.
Husbands living in a "harem" with multiple wives have been cleared to claim state benefits for all their different partners.
A Muslim man with four spouses - which is permitted under Islamic law - could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone.
A 'Muslim man with four spouses' who lives in a 'harem'. Sigh. Yes. Yes, I'm sure that happens all the time. And yes, I'm sure that if you have four wives, and come from a culture of polygamy - such as the rich Arab oil nations - then you will be claiming benefits, won't you. And guess who's paying?!?!?!!!!!!
So, the facts that Slack won't tell you: if you marry legally in another country, that marriage is legal here. Nothing new. So if you marry legally in another country where polygamy is permitted, then that, too, is legal. Do you have to be a Muslim? No. Do you have to be a man? Not really, but polygamy for women isn't really widespread around the world. Do you get extra benefits for having more than one wife? Not really, given that these people - if they are claiming benefits, let's remember; but let's leave that aside - would be claiming benefits anyway as individuals. Every citizen living in a household is entitled to benefits, is all. Indeed, if these women claimed benefits as separate individuals living in the same household, who didn't happen to be married, e.g. jobseekers allowance, they'd actually be claiming more money in benefits. Do 'ministers recognise polygamy'? Well not really any much more than the law does at the moment. Can you marry twice in this country? No, it's not legal.
Right, so that's every single word of the headline that is wrong. Every. Single. Word. Well maybe 'with to get' can stay, but then that doesn't really tell the story, does it? Mind you, it doesn't lie about Muslims to try and ramp up a racist agenda either, so, swings and roundabouts.
May I return to the foaming hatebubbles of maggoty evil who commented on the first story. 'Lickyalips' of Surrey is, along with 'The Guv'nor, Wirral' on BBC Have Your (Reactionary) Say and 'Zeigfried' on the Express, one of those people who seeks out any little gap in a story into which he can pour hatred, ignorance, lies and utter bullshit. (Previously he's said he would boycott Tesco because they sold halal meat - was it, one wonders, out of genuine humanitarian concerns for the welfare of those animals who are being bled to death by a knife rather than stunned before being killed? I fancy not.) Anyway, he's talking out of his hoop, as per.
Lickyalips says: "If he was a Moslem, he could have claimed benefits for both wives instead of facing a possible 7 year jail sentence. Good here isn't it!". Actually, he couldn't have done. If he was a Muslim and married twice in this country, he would be subject to the laws of this country; nothing has changed. Indeed, if he were a Christian and had married twice abroad in a country where that was legal, he would have been all right as well. But seeing as Lickyalips is saying that if the man in this case - who married twice in this country - was Muslim, he'd be all right, he is saying that there is one rule for Muslims, one rule for everyone else. That's totally untrue. And look at the extra implication: Muslim = benefit scrounger. There's no ifs or buts about it, is there? Not in the world of Lickyalips, the monkey to James Slack's organ grinder. Good here, isn't it? No, not with cunts like you around, pal.
I'll finish with 'Vicky from Swindon in Wiltshire'. Ah, Swindon. I know it well. Nice little place. I go there often. Well I hope she won't let the side down! I'm sure people in Swindon are a more intelligent bunch than... oh.
Muslims are rewarded by extra benefits for it, but if you are British you'll get banged up for it. Yet another reason why there must be one rule for everybody. This country is going to the dogs!
- Vicky, Swindon, Wiltshire
There is one rule for everybody already, you dozy twat. I have explained it above, in words. See me afterwards if you don't understand. This country is going to the dogs! Yes, because ignorant bastards like you don't think about anything and plough along with half-baked idiot opinions based on prejudiced thinking. Not because people who've married twice in another country, where it's legal, aren't hung drawn and quartered the second they cross the border. Should they be?
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