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Your ancestors? polygamy is only an issue if you?re a Republican
2012-04-24 18:57:00
Until the rise of Sarah Palin, the legacy media largely respected an unwritten rule of respect for prominent politicians: their children were off limits. Yeah, they’d been whittling away at that standard for years, particularly with the progeny of particular Republicans. Well, now since they’ve decided that a Republican’s progeny are fair game, why ...
Polygamy UK
2009-02-26 18:43:00
Sue Reid writes in the Daily Mail on 24th February 2009'He cut a smart figure in his grey suit and crisply ironed shirt. The 6ft tall Somalian bowed to the judge, calling him 'Sir', before begging for his wife, Fatima, and their teenage son to be allowed to stay in Britain. Fatima, with a black khimar veil covering her hair and shoulders, sat quietly next to her husband. In her late 30s and wearing open sandals, she lowered her dark eyes as the details of the unconventional life she and her husband, Abdi, led in the West London suburb of Shepherd's Bush unfolded at a busy immigration court. Multiple marriages in Britain were first declared illegal in 1604The judge listened in silence. Perhaps he knew from past experience what was coming next. Abdi went on to reveal that Fatima was not his only wife. Indeed, he was a self-confessed bigamist who had a second, much younger wife and a 13-year-old daughter by her. They both lived nearby. 'I visit them regularly,' said Abdi, 51, who...
Politicians 'ignoring' polygamy
2009-02-20 13:00:00
BBC says,' Baroness Warsi says more needs to be done to prevent polygamy in the UK Cultural sensitivity has prevented politicians from discussing the issue of polygamy in the UK, a leading Muslim peer has told the BBC. Baroness Warsi, shadow minister for community cohesion, told Radio 4's Today programme it was time policy makers took the issue seriously. She said she wanted registering all religious marriages to be considered to stop men marrying more than one wife. Baroness Warsi said politicians had been ignoring the issue. "There has been a failure on the part of policy makers to respond to this situation," she said. "Some of it has been done in the name of cultural sensitivity and we've just avoided either discussing or dealing with this matter head on. "There has to be a culture change and that has to brought about by policy makers taking a very clear stance on this issue, saying that in this country, one married man is allowed to marry one woman," she added. Manzoor Moghal...
Death of Young British Model Exposes Polygamy in U.K.
2008-12-27 23:06:00
The death of a beautiful 23 year old model, Sahar Daftary, has uncovered the world of Muslim polygamy in England. She died shortly after discovering that her husband of one year, Rashid Jamil, 33, was already married. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, but bailed by police after they found no evidence that the ...
Texas judge orders children to return to parents of polygamy sect
2008-06-02 17:05:00
A Texas district judge on Monday ordered the immediate return of the more than 400 children taken from a polygamist sect's ranch, bringing a sudden end to one of the largest custody cases in U.S. history.
Texas agency under magnifying glass over sect raid
2008-06-02 02:17:00
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - For nearly two months, Texas child welfare officials had insisted conditions at a polygamist group’s ranch were so abusive that none of its members should be allowed to keep their children. Now, however, one of the largest custody cases in U.S. history is unraveling, and some are looking for what went ...
Sharia by stealth - Ontario turns a blind eye to polygamy
2008-05-30 15:52:00
It?s an issue the Liberal govenrment of Ontario, led by Premier Dalton McGuinty, doesn?t want to deal with ? polygamy in the Muslim community. Last week the Toronto Star told the story of Safa Rigby, a 35-year-old mother of five children who recently learned her husband of 14 years had two other wives. Ms. Rigby?s ...
Polygamy in Toronto, but it’s OK, they’re Muslim…&hellip
2008-05-27 15:01:00
An article I noted over the weekend in the Toronto Star peaked my interest a bit; There were no pleasantries, there was no small talk. Safa Rigby had expected to hear her husband’s voice when the phone rang one morning. Instead, the caller didn’t even bother to say hello. “You think you know your husband. You don’t know him at all,” said the man, a friend of her husband’s. “His car is parked outside my house right now. He is with my ex-wife. They just got married last week,” the man said. It took a minute for the news to sink in. Then she called her husband of 14 years, demanding to know if what she had just been told was true – that while she spent a year in Egypt raising their four children in a more Islamic environment, he had used it as an opportunity to marry not just one, but two other women in Toronto. “Yes, I’m married,” he said, quashing all her dreams of their future together. He told her he was married in...
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Third Court of Appeals tells CPS that its kidnapping of the FLDS children w
2008-05-25 01:25:00
The Texas Third Court of Appeals issues a writ of mandamus to Child Protective Services (CPS) that its kidnapping of the FLDS children was illegal and CPS has ten days to return the children. CPS won't let go, files an appeal with the Texas Supreme court, and then indicates it will ignore the Third Court of Appeals' writ to return the children within 10 days. Maybe because each kid taken could represent income of ~$400,000 to CPS? Hopefully, the Third Court of Appeals will continue to do its job properly, and issues contempt of court fines to CPS officials after the ten day deadline is up. We could be so lucky if that also includes jail time! read more
Polygamy? Yes or No?
2008-05-24 13:43:00
Polygamy? Yes or No? [I served for several decades on the ACLU Church/State Advisory committee and so this one has had me pondering. On that committee we were constantly trying to balance off against each other free exercise versus no establishment. As the polygamists are arguing, about as many countries do ...
Texas appeals in polygamy ruling
2008-05-23 20:02:00
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Texas child welfare authorities on Friday appealed to the state supreme court after a lower court ruled they had no right to seize more than 440 children from a polygamist sect's ranch.
By: Get rich
Court Rules Against Texas in Polygamy Case
2008-05-22 22:22:00
The ruling asserted that the state?s child protection agency not only acted hastily in removing the children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch in April but also failed to show that they were in immediate danger.
The Lowdown on Polygamy
2008-05-19 06:00:00
With the “gay marriage” decision essentially saying that marriage is whatever you say you want it to be, the next step will be polygamy. A lot of fantasy goes along with the idea of polygamy, usually tinged with the teenage fantasies of men who write about it. The sexual revolution has distorted society to see sex ...
What do you think about this?
2008-05-18 23:31:00
I think it should be great :) even though I didn't get to the good :D
Top Five Polygamy Cartoons of the Week
2008-05-18 21:19:00
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Welcome new Infidels who oppose polygamy
2008-05-12 19:47:00
For those of you who oppse polygamy, welcome to the Infidel family! hattip: Jawa ---Related Articles at Infidels Are Cool:Women’s Rights In Islam: Rape, Polygamy OKInfidels pic of the dayInfidels pic of the dayMichiganistan: US accepts 7000 Iraqi refugees
Polygamy and Terrorism: The Religion Factor in Texas
2008-05-01 16:39:00
You might think that the raid on the dissident Mormon compound in Texas and its aftermath are not related to terrorism, but they actually are. The question is whether a state or federal government can define what constitutes a crime, and whether that crime can be enforced where the alleged conduct is religiously-inspired. In this sense, the Texas case involves a common issue in counterterrorism - the ability of the government to take action against religiously-inspired conduct. (More ominously, we...(read more)
Muslim Polygamy = Woman Shortage?
2008-04-30 19:07:00
The latest death toll figures from Hurricane Katrina can be seen on this website here. The famous Russian neo-Nazi video is on this blog here.Updated May 2:A rightwing lie about Muslims. Polygamy is not even common in most of the Muslim World anymore, and it's mostly found in either the Gulf or places like Afghanistan. Even there, I think it is not that common. In the rest of the Muslim World, it is rare to absent. A number of secular Muslim countries have even banned the practice with progressive laws.This nonsense is part of theory designed to explain why so many young Muslims are blowing themselves up. It's because of all the polygamy, which means there is a woman shortage, so they can't get married or laid. The resulting frustration turns them into auto-exploding human devices.Show me the evidence that there is any woman shortage at all in the Muslim World, much less one due to polygamy.The only places in the world that have woman shortages are in India and China, and in both...
Our Children Abused by the State
2008-04-28 16:46:00
"The leader of the Yearning For Zion Ranch says he doesn't understand how the government could sweep in and seize all their children based on an unproven allegation. ""This whole situation is abusive and out of hand," said Merril Jessop, a presiding elder in the FLDS Church. "The nearest thing I have ever seen comparable to this, even on the TV shows, is Nazi Germany." ""The only thing we ask of the governor and citizens of Texas," Jessop said, "is to give every man, woman and child due process and an attorney before they destroy their lives." read more
Tough Transitions Ahead for Polygamy Sect Children
2008-04-24 19:38:00
"These kids don't know who the president is. Don't know that we're at war. Don't know who Elvis was, don't know who the Beatles were," said Bobby Gilliam, director of the Methodist Children's home in Waco, Texas, where some of the children will be staying.
Workers? tipsheet on FLDS sparks outrage
2008-04-24 10:46:00
A tipsheet provided to Texas case workers working with women and children from a polygamous sect has outraged an attorney working with their families, who says it promotes unfounded stereotypes.
Advocates fear children?s removal from polygamist ranch violated civil righ
2008-04-23 12:24:00
State law provides for all children to be removed from a home if there's suspicion that one of them might have been abused, and that is what happened to the 437 children of Yearning for Zion ranch. But some experts worry that religious rights and family sanctity were trampled on the way out the door.
Polygamist sect kids leave shelter for foster care, for now
2008-04-23 00:37:00
The state won the right to put the children in foster care on suspicion that members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints pushed underage girls into marriage and sex and that all the children raised in the church are in danger of being victims or becoming predators. The children had been removed from the Yearning For Zion Ranch, the renegade Mormon sect's compound in nearby Eldorado.
Web Site Offers Glimpse Inside Polygamist Compound
2008-04-22 20:16:00
Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have created a new Web site that offers a glimpse into their once-secretive lifestyle.
DNA tests continue in polygamist case
2008-04-22 20:02:00
Officials in a massive custody case are trying to identify the parents of 437 children taken from a west Texas compound more than two weeks ago.
Silent, secretive sect unleashes public relations campaign
2008-04-22 08:10:00
Before authorities raided their west Texas retreat, members of a secretive polygamous church spent decades holding as tightly to their intense privacy as the Scriptures guiding their way of life. But after Texas officials removed 416 children belonging to members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the sect fired up the public relations machine.
Former sect member: Pringle, S.D., a stepping stone to Texas ranch
2008-04-22 07:58:00
Isaac Wyler, a former longtime member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, told the Rapid City Journal that FLDS members had to prove themselves worthy of going to the Yearning For Zion compound by first living at other compounds such as Pringle.
DNA Is Taken From Sect?s Children
2008-04-22 07:39:00
Laboratory workers began taking DNA samples on Monday from the 416 children seized in a raid earlier this month on a polygamist religious group in West Texas, as preparations were under way to send the children into indefinite protective state custody.
Sect members likely to consider further legal action, attorney says
2008-04-22 06:00:00
The attorney for the polygamist group that has seen all 416 children removed from its West Texas compound said Saturday that the sect's followers may pursue more legal action after a judge's ruling Friday that keeps the kids in state custody.
Former FLDS sect members recall family unity, oppression
2008-04-22 05:48:00
"When Warren took power, he restarted the talk that if the rest of society knew what was happening here, the whole way of life would be brought to an end," said Ross Chatwin, who left the church in 2004 and still lives in Colorado City. "Things had been getting more and more open, but he drove people into isolation and obedience with fear."
Lifting the Veil of Polygamy
2008-04-21 18:44:00
While I do not oppose anyone's right to freedom of Religion, I found this interesting: John Taylor, one of the Mormon Church's earliest leaders said: We believe in honesty, morality, and purity;... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Sect has kicked out some 2,000 teen boys
2008-04-21 17:01:00
The FLDS has traditionally kept the number of boys in their polygamist communities low. That way the male leaders can have their pick of young "plural wives," without the worry of younger competition, said Brenda Jensen, a former "polygamy kid" who now works as a volunteer for The Hope Organization.
Roommate stunned by claims Colorado woman?s bogus call triggered FLDS raid
2008-04-21 16:53:00
Ggrowing evidence indicates Swinton repeatedly made calls to authorities in multiple jurisdictions, setting off large emergency responses that sometimes involved dozens of police officers.
Creepy Chat With Polygamist Moms Surfaces on YouTube
2008-04-21 16:33:00
Three women from the Texas polygamist sect that was raided by authorities April 3 put on a bizarre performance when they were interviewed by ABC News earlier this week. Now the superstrange video has made its way onto YouTube. [video]
Modern-day Mormons disavow polygamy
2008-04-21 11:58:00
Despite the LDS Church's repeated efforts to distance itself from the polygamy-practicing Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, many Americans have trouble distinguishing the two.
DNA Test in Store for Polygamy Kids
2008-04-21 11:02:00
Darrell Azar, with the Texas Children's Protective Services, says only mothers younger than 18 will be allowed to stay with their children once the DNA testing is complete. The agency will also try to keep siblings together, which could be difficult because of the number of siblings.
Moms and young children from Texas ranch to be parted
2008-04-21 10:50:00
Adult mothers who have been allowed to stay with their young children since they were taken from a polygamous sect will be separated from them after DNA sampling is completed next week, a child welfare official said Saturday.
2008-04-21 10:00:00
Polygamy It Might Not Be The Paradise Guys Imagine
ACLU weighs in on 'basic rights' in polygamy case
2008-04-21 07:28:00
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By: Get rich
ACLU weighs in on 'basic rights' in polygamy case
2008-04-21 07:28:00
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Seriously, Larry...Enough With The Polygamy Overkill
2008-04-20 21:29:00
If you've turned CNN on at all last week than you probably already know more than those in the Texas courtroom this week about the latest news on the FLDS alleged polygamy scandal. CNN has been providing nearly 24/7 coverage on the removal of 416 children from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from the religious sect's compound near Eldorado, Texas. It's like they live for this stuff: it's become as big as the first O.J. Simpson trial as far as media coverage, with the potential to become much bigger.
From Hunting Ground To Polygamist Ranch
2008-04-19 17:37:00
The YFZ Ranch - which, as the townspeople would come to learn, stood for Yearning for Zion - would mushroom into a bustling, parallel city: a 1,691-acre, self-sustaining enclave carved, literally, into a rock pile for the innermost circle of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints...
Polygamy Sect Kids Must Stay in Custody
2008-04-19 07:25:00
"This is the hardest, toughest decision a judge makes any day," state District Judge Barbara Walther said of her ruling to keep the children from the parents who have, in some cases, allegedly abused them. The judge also ordered the fathers and mothers to undergo DNA testing to establish parental relations.
CPS says sexual abuse encouraged at polygamist ranch on first day of custod
2008-04-19 07:18:00
"When the prophet decided they were to be married ? and no age is too young ? they would be married, and they wanted to have as many babies as they could." said Child Protective Services supervisor Angie Voss, who testified for several hours during a marathon child custody hearing in San Angelo. "The boy children, the girl children, the male adults, the female adults, this is their belief."
Texas says FLDS beliefs turn girls into sex victims
2008-04-19 07:04:00
A child abuse investigator who led the initial foray into a polygamous sect's west Texas ranch said Thursday that children are not safe there because their parents have a belief system that "turns boys into perpetrators and girls into sexual assault victims."
FLDS Prophet?s Nephew Testifies Against Polygamists
2008-04-19 06:58:00
As the nephew of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed prophet of the polygamist compound in El Dorado, Texas, Brent Jeffs says that he knows all too well the misery and heartache of sexual abuse inside the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Judge tightens reins at FLDS hearing
2008-04-18 20:32:00
Judge Barbara Walther must determine whether the state acted properly in removing the children during an April 4 raid at the ranch.
Polygamy Garb Born of Rules: Garment Rules Used to Control Women?s Individu
2008-04-18 17:10:00
Like many other religious groups, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a dress code, which in its case can be traced back to the late 19th century, a time when polygamy was still common in mainstream Mormonism. But those familiar with the cult say the women's attire is not just a matter of tradition or preference. Rather, they say, fashions are dictated by very strict rules imposed and revised by sect elders to promote modesty and enforce religious devotion.
Ex-FLDS woman pivotal in raid on YFZ Ranch
2008-04-18 16:07:00
Testimony offered by a Texas child protection supervisor revealed Thursday that a woman at the center of the Warren Jeffs trial was instrumental in persuading law enforcement to raid the YFZ Ranch.
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