29th June 2011
Lots of newspaper coverage about supposed Mormon polygamists — and attention from law enforcement — but everybody looks the other way when Muslims are polygamous.
One Muslima who was interviewed for the NPR piece said that Muslim husbands just spring their new marriages on their first wives. “Sometimes he say, ‘OK, I am going to be married tomorrow,’ or ‘I’m going to be married today.’ He’s going to ask you like that. It happened to me.” One Muslima in Philadelphia in 2007 wouldn’t stand for this: Myra Morton shot her husband, Jereleigh, to death just before he was going to fly to Morocco to pick up his second wife.