French halal butcher in polygamy row: Hey, these ain't wives, they're mistresses

What’s wrong with having a few mistresses, anyhow?  “If you lose your French nationality for having mistresses, then a lot of French men would have been stripped of their citizenship.”

Gaming the System Alert: “French Muslim man hits back in polygamy row,” from Expatica, April 26 (thanks to JW & Deutsche Welle:

A French muselman has rejected accusations by the French government that he has four wives, insisting that he has only one wife and several mistresses.

A Muslim butcher who could be stripped of his French passport over allegations of polygamy hit back on Monday, insisting that he had not broken the law.Lies Hebbadj, an Algerian-born 35-year-old, has been at the centre of a political storm since last week when his wife complained that she had been fined for driving while wearing her “niqab” full-face veil….

Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux suggested the man could lose his French passport, saying he was believed to have four wives who had borne him 12 children and that each was receiving welfare benefits.

But Hebbadj called a news conference on Monday to contend that, while he has several mistresses, he had not engaged in polygamy, which is illegal in France.

“As far as I know, it is not forbidden to have mistresses in France, nor is it forbidden under Islam,” said Hebbadj, who runs a halal butcher shop in the western city of Nantes.

“Maybe under the Christian faith, but not in France,” he added.

“If you lose your French nationality for having mistresses, then a lot of French men would have been stripped of their citizenship.”

Immigration Minister Eric Besson is investigating whether Hebbadj should lose his French citizenship, which he acquired after marrying a French woman in 1999.

3 thoughts on “French halal butcher in polygamy row: Hey, these ain't wives, they're mistresses”

  1. There should still be an investigation into the financial dealings: Is he claiming tax-relief for children while not paying support?
    Are the wives/mistresses claiming soc.sec although they are living with him?
    Is the state (other tax payers) supporting his children?
    Is he living in one of the houses paid for by the tax payers for his ‘single’ parent wives?
    Plus: Did any one check whether the photo on her driver’s license matches her face?

  2. This Ninja Turtle stuff is okay in Arab countries, but, when these buffoons beg to live in western countries, their customs and all other bullshit must be left behind. Failure to do so must result in expulsion back to their native shores. Muslims do not have mistresses. Their women folk are either wives or whores. Kick this bloody butcher out.

  3. Accept the fact that she is his mistress. By wearing a hijab she is identifying herself as a devout Muslim. By being his mistress she is admitting under Islamic law that she is engaged in fornication, the penalty for which is stoning. In this case make an exeption and allow sharia law.

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