The International Herald Tribune reports that male British citizens who’ve taken multiple wives in countries where polygamy is legal can claim welfare benefits for them in England.
There’s more to worry about here than the exorbitant cost of England’s welfare overreach or the plunging respect for traditional nuclear families. Here’s the Tribune:
The ministry estimates that up to 1,000 polygamous relationships exist in Britain, and the ruling is expected to primarily benefit members of the Muslim minority who married elsewhere under Islamic law.
In July of 2007, a British court found Muktar Said Ibrahim and three accomplices guilty of trying to bomb London tube stations in retaliation for England’s involvement in the Iraq War. In order to figure out the monetary expense to English tax payers, you’d have to add £165,000 to the cost of the trial. That’s the amount that Ibrahim and his buddies had collected in welfare before attempting to blow up some Brits on their way to work.
There are three interlocking points: without personal investment in a nation’s productivity no person can ever call themselves a citizen of that nation in anything but the legal sense. Furthermore, a country cannot make one-way accommodations for a sector of its population and hope to see a shared sense of citizenship develop. And when a significant minority of that sector is bent on undoing the nation itself, such accommodations amount to state-sponsored masochism.