A chilling piece in today’s Toronto Star. GTA’s secret world of polygamy:
Polygamy is happening in Toronto; it’s not common, but it’s happening,” said [Aly] Hindy, imam at Salahuddin Islamic Centre.
Hindy, hardly a stranger to controversy, is well known for his friendship with the family of Omar Khadr, the young Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and his outspoken views on the implementation of Islamic law. In the past five years, Hindy said he has officiated or “blessed” more than 30 polygamous marriages; the most recent was two months ago. Even some imams in the GTA have second wives, he added.
“This is in our religion and nobody can force us to do anything against our religion,” he said. “If the laws of the country conflict with Islamic law, if one goes against the other, then I am going to follow Islamic law, simple as that.”
How much you wanna bet nobody forces him to choose?
Rebecca adds: This is illegal, right? Is he not admitting to breaking the law by marrying people who are already married?
Shall we take bets on how long until he’s arrested? [cue crickets chirping]