Don’t say I told you so. And we all know that its already happening in Muslim occupied territories.
If there were enough Muslims in Australia, gay marriage would have been defeated. “Progressives” who support gay marriage still want more Muslims in Australia. They simply don’t get it. The more Islam, the fewer minority rights.
‘Bisexuals will want polygamy’:
Controversial Muslim leader Keysar Trad claims the gay lobby has a secret plan for ‘plural relations’ if same-sex marriage is legalised
- Muslim leader Keysar Trad wants polygamous marriages legalised in Australia
- One Nation leader Pauline Hanson slammed him in parliament over his remarks
- Mr Trad has hit back, asking if bisexuals have a secret plan for their polygamy
A controversial Muslim leader Trad has suggested bisexuals will lobby to be allowed a husband and a wife at the same time if gay marriage is legalised.
Keysar Trad made the extraordinary claim after One Nation leader Pauline Hanson slammed him in parliament for declaring Australian men should be allowed multiple wives.
‘If the “B” in LGBTIQ lobby for marriage equality, they’d have a chance for plural relations to be recognised,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.
‘Pauline should forget about me and remember the “B” in ‘LBGTIQ’.’
Mr Trad, the former president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, said Muslims were often condemned if they voiced support for polygamy.
‘We, the Muslims, only talk in hypotheses or in theory because we know, the system is very resistant to what they can brush off as “Islamic” ideas,’ he said, arguing the Koran had ‘restricted’ how men could take extra wives.
Gay marriage advocacy groups, including Australian Marriage Equality, have not campaigned for polygamy and neither have any politicians.
Alex Greenwich, AME’s national convener, has also previously ruled out support for polygamy.
Still Senator Hanson is concerned a future government could legalise polygamy to appease Australia’s Muslims.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson asked about a referendum on polygamy and child brides
‘As long as there is no definition of marriage enshrined in the Australian Constitution there is nothing to stop future governments pandering to minorities and helping Keysar Trad’s dream become a reality,’ Senator Hanson said.
Last week Mr Trad, the founder of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, described polygamy as a privilege reserved for women, even though only men are allowed multiple spouses under Islamic law.
‘If public opinion was pushing for a change, that was consistent with my religion, I would not object to it,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘In my humble opinion, the advantage is not so much to the man.
‘It’s always the prerogative of the woman. Any marriage in Islam requires consent and the most crucial consent is the consent of the woman.’
Attorney-General George Brandis described a referendum on polygamy as ‘unnecessary’
On Monday, Attorney-General George Brandis told Senator Hanson the Federal Parliament already had the power to make laws on marriage, which made a constitutional referendum on banning polygamy ‘entirely unnecessary’.
Mr Trad is taking a stand against gay marriage as the Turnbull Government proceeds with this postal vote.
‘My personal view is that people of the same gender can be friends but they should not be encouraged to engage in sexual activity,’ he said.
‘Call it something else, a union. Call it whatever you want to call it.’
Ballots are being sent out to Australian households from September 12, with voters given until November 7 to return them.
The Islamic Friendship Association of Australia founder says polygamy is a female privilege
Keysar Trad says it is ‘near impossible’ for Muslims to lobby for change to suit their religion
Mr Trad said husbands could lightly beat their wives ‘as a last resort’ before explaining his comments were clumsy (pictured is a grab from a video made by the Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir)
In February, Mr Trad controversially said the Koran allowed husbands to lightly beat their wives ‘as a last resort’ before clarifying he was giving a clumsy interpretation of the religious text.
Two months later, Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir released a video saying husband could hit their wives with a small stick.
Where Islamic polygamy is allowed, women are not allowed multiple husbands.
Under Islamic law, a man can divorce a woman by saying ‘I divorce you’ three times but a woman does not have this same privilege.
Mr Trad has previously voiced support for Sharia divorce courts, which privileges the view of a man over a woman.