August 10, 2016
These hajis actually have a pretty solid argument.
Polygamy is definitely less weird than “gay marriage,” but really any objective measure.
But we’ll have to run it by our moral compasses: the Jews.
Polygamy must become a civil right in Italy similar to same-sex civil unions, which the country allowed earlier this year, a prominent Muslim representative has said.
“There’s no reason for Italy not to accept polygamous marriages of consenting persons,” Hamza Piccardo, founder of the Union of Islamic Communities and Organizations (UCOII), wrote in a controversial Facebook post last week.
“When it comes to civil rights here, then polygamy is a civil right. Muslims don’t agree with homosexual partnership and still they have to accept a system that allows it,” he stressed.
Piccardo’s statements caused uproar in Italy, a mainly Catholic country which still remains divided on the issue of civil unions.
“Centuries of fighting for women’s rights can’t simply be brushed aside,” Debora Serracchiani, deputy head of the ruling Democratic Party (PD), told Corriere della Sera paper.
Having several wives “has nothing to do with civil rights,” she added.
But why doesn’t it?
Can you really formulate an argument explaining the position rationally?
Because I believe that you cannot.
Europe is now in a moral vacuum, where it is impossible to argue that anything is “wrong.” There is no religious or philosophical system to appeal to, save moral relativism, which – surprise – says morality is relative. It reduces everything to a question of physical harm and consent.
Europe has used this system to justify:
- Gay sex
- Gay marriage
- Animal brothels
And now you’re going to argue that polygamy is wrong?
Good luck with that.