Polygamy: Europe’s Hidden Statistic

A few years ago, Sweden’s Center Party, one of the four parties in the center-right governing coalition at the time, proposed legalizing polygamy. The idea caused outrage; the proposal was dropped. The party’s youth division, however, refused to let go: “We think it is important for the individual to decide how many people he or she wants to marry,” said Hanna Wagenius, head of Center Youth, predicting that polygamy would be legal in ten years, when her generation would enter parliament and make sure of it.

Sweden is not the only place in Scandinavia where “idealistic” youths have advocated polygamy. In 2012, the youth division of Denmark’s Radikale Venstre Party (“Radical Left”), then part of the governing coalition in Denmark, also proposed that polygamy should be legalized in Denmark. The move came four years after an Iraqi asylum seeker, who had worked for the Danish military in Iraq as a translator and then fled to Denmark, arrived with two wives. As Denmark does not recognize bigamy and as he refused to divorce his second wife, he returned to Iraq. “It is unacceptable that we are so narrow-minded in Denmark, and will not help a man who has helped us. We want to do something about that,” Ditte Søndergaard, head of Radikale Venstre Youth, said at the time. The proposal, however, did not find favor with any of the other political parties.

  • Dana Garcia

    Breeding stock.

  • Martin B

    I would like to see one, just one, Mohammedan polygamist in any Western nation who is NOT a parasite sucking the blood of infidel taxpayers. I’d have better luck looking for a unicorn.

    • Alain

      When you can have four brood stock supported by infidels’ money, why not go for it. It is another form of colonisation of the host country.

  • To top it off, consider things like learning difficulties cousin-marriages bring, as well.

    In looking for voters blocks, the Europeans never considered any of these things.


  • Barrington Minge

    Who let the dogs out? woof woof!!

  • Tom Forsythe

    Even if their marriage isn’t recognized, they can still be cousins.

  • canminuteman

    The conservative in me would say this is an outrage and we should ban it blah blah blah. But, is it really any different than baby mamas who have half a dozen children from different unknown fathers? Is it any different from having step children from consecutive wives? Is it any worse than single women deciding to have children without fathers because no men live up to their exceedingly high standards? Then the libertarian in me comes out and says, fill your boots, ride your own highway to hell, just don’t expect me to pay for it.

    When we had a real country and a civilized society, everyone agreed on the basics, the arguments where about little things, mostly what was the best way to achieve the basics. Now no one agrees on the basics. In a multicultural society no one ever will. I used to be a conservative, but there is nothing left to conserve and we are never going back. Now the only thing to fight about is whether or not I will be forced to pay for your perversions. I will look after myself and my loved ones the best I can and everyone else can go to hell as far as I am concerned.

    • Yusuf_al_Kafir

      For what it’s worth, a lot of those women with multiple baby daddies aren’t active voters. Just saying.

      That being said, like yourself, I find it hard anymore to hold out hope that Western Civilization can be saved at this point. Too much damage in too little time.

      • Daviddowntown

        I’m afraid I can’t disagree with you.

    • Alain

      I agree with you except for all those other examples not being part of colonising the country. Also I suggest that stopping all state welfare and benefits for all these cases would have more effect than an attempt to ban them.

      • canminuteman

        If we want to stop the country being colonized, we have to be prepared to start shooting people. And no one is prepared to do that, so we have to live with consequences.