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Polygamy in Sweden

Kryptonite
post 27.Sep.2007, 05:33 PM
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Joined: 19.May.2007

Guys, suppose you are an Iraqi refugee and you come to Sweden with your four wifes. What happens next? What does the Swedish law say? - are you married to all of them or...
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Dazzler
post 27.Sep.2007, 06:05 PM
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Location: Värmland
Joined: 10.Dec.2006

4 times the welfare! YAY.

Oh, that was crass of me :oops:
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24/7
post 27.Sep.2007, 06:29 PM
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Joined: 23.Sep.2007

Surely Swedish law applies...no? I guess the bloke will have to decide which of his "wives" he wants to keep the most wink.gif
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lolly
post 27.Sep.2007, 06:35 PM
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Location: Australia
Joined: 30.Oct.2006

Perhaps the swedes will be outraged, or.. feel sorry for the man, and offer asylum just for him to get away from his four wives.
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Miss Kitten
post 27.Sep.2007, 06:36 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 20.Aug.2007

I guess he would only be allowed to be married to one of them...but they still could all live together. I think in the case of the (thankfully rare) polygamous Mormon marriages in the US, legally the man is married to only one of his "wives" (the first one?). The other ones are "wives" only in name and are really nothing more than concubines.
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Mzungu
post 27.Sep.2007, 07:58 PM
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Location: South Africa
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

Don't believe it has been raised officially in Sweden to date, we have a great many Muslims!

"Marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with them, then only one or one that your right hands possess. That will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice." (Qur'an 4:3)

*the mind boggles*
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Tennin
post 29.Sep.2007, 12:31 AM
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Joined: 4.May.2007

Equal rights for men and women. Let the wife have more than 1 husband laugh.gif
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HALE
post 29.Sep.2007, 07:53 AM
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Joined: 7.Oct.2006

QUOTE
that your right hands possess.


possess being the key word here.

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ot be able to deal justly with them


It seems to me they are speaking of tangible objects and not humans.

If you get rid of this kind of literature and re-educate on the value of every person as an individual and not as an object or possession then we may have some hope.
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Mzungu
post 29.Sep.2007, 08:29 AM
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Location: South Africa
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[quote="HALE"][quote]

If you get rid of this kind of literature and re-educate [/quote]

Absolutely!

Appears man, who created religion,had his own requirements in mind.
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Streja
post 29.Sep.2007, 11:49 AM
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Joined: 10.Jul.2006

It has created problems Mzungu. In fact the Swedish law says only the first wife counts.

There was a story years ago about a man who had several wives, and only the first one counted, so he had to set up different flats for the other ones.
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Mzungu
post 29.Sep.2007, 12:05 PM
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Location: South Africa
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

Know of a few non Swedes,living in Sweden who though legal channels obtain a divorce,go through all the normal procedures dividing assets etc.

Apply for another apartment through the Kommun,end up with double of all available benefits.

Relatives and friends do the Ali shuffle,after a few months, living as man and wife once more,'unofficially'!
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Streja
post 29.Sep.2007, 04:23 PM
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Joined: 10.Jul.2006

Yeah I've heard of that as well. It's not the same thing as what the thread is about though, is it?
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Mzungu
post 29.Sep.2007, 04:42 PM
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Location: South Africa
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

QUOTE (Streja)
It's not the same thing as what the thread is about though, is it?


No it int isit! smile.gif
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Streja
post 29.Sep.2007, 04:44 PM
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Joined: 10.Jul.2006

QUOTE (Mzungu)
No it int isit! smile.gif


enna! smile.gif
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