Muslim men in Britain are ‘having up to 20 children each’ because Sharia law allows multiple wives

Muslim men in some communities in Britain are having up to 20 children each with multiple wives under Sharia law, potentially leaving the youngsters ‘vulnerable to extremism’, peers warn.

Cross-bench peer Baroness Cox said yesterday the men’s behavior is creating ‘dysfunctional families’ – with some divorcing their wives by simply saying or writing ‘I divorce you’ three times.

She also gave a number of ‘shocking examples’ of how the Islamic legal system ‘discriminates’ against Muslim women, whom she said needed better protection under equality legislation.