Muslims, Mormons, Marriage and Me – Guy DeWhitney on Polygamy and Human Rights


Polygamy is one of those issues that conservatives are going to get bit by if they are not careful. Far too much focus is put on orthodox Musolims having more than one wife, when the focus should be on how they control and abuse those wives.

In forgetting to focus on the human rights aspects of purdah (keeping women secluded) which can pop up in any culture’s history, these reactionary conservatives will soon be left behind by this culture’s history.


With the universal adoption of gay marriage in the West virtually inevitable it behooves us to re-examine our priorities, and our goals, in this issue. We already have rampant polygamy in this nation, and not just amongst Mormon “radicals”; the whole idea of the nuclear family is giving way to an extended family of choice, instead of an extended family by birth, which is the pattern that the unstable nuclear family replaced over the course of the 2oth century; a pattern that was not new but, had existed for millennia up until that time.


The bottom line on marriage, no matter where you find it in human cultures, is that it is about producing an environment that is conducive to raising children and conserves the energy/assets of the participants… that is the only definition that fits what a living, dynamic humanity has called “Marriage” over the course of a long and diverse history!

By this pattern’s perspective the orthodox Muslim marriage is an unhealthy one, and so is the traditional “purist” Mormon one; because they both impose control where there should only be consent, they demand submission where there should only be free will.

But, there are Mormon and Muslim polygamys that are not unhealthy at all. We stay with our mates because we are committed to them, not because of their plumbing, or number, or to coincide with a particular religion’s kinky code of what is love and what is perversion. As Jesus said, judge them by their fruits. If we are opposed to the oppressions of Islamists rather than their “strangeness”, then let us focus on the oppressivness, not just on the strangeness. Let’s focus on the seclusion, the forbidding education, or work, or even being allowed to be seen by the outside world to be free of bruises or unbearable stresses. Let’s remember what matters, and what is just our OWN desire to impose control for control’s sake, conformity for our confort’s sake.

If gay men and lesbian women are allowed to marry as a norm in this country,the next step, and last step all you reactionaries, will be for one or more men to contract marriage with one or more women. Commitment should be all that matters, and the one man one woman crowd has not done too wonderfully well in showing off that virtue as being in their exclusive possession. Sometimes they have trouble showing that they poses it at all.


Jesus said judge them by their fruit, I will not be harsher. That said, by his fruit this man will probably hang high, so to speak

Update on Thai Monks Killed in Alleged Bombing – “This Was No Terrorist Attack, It Is Only a Grilling Mishap”, says Local Imam


Thai Monks Killed Roadside Bomb Reuters 2011
PHOTO — Reuters 2011

Here is the latest from the Heretics Crusade newswire – not to be confused with the wire you find in the undergarments of… well never mind Virginia, you don’t need to know about that yet.

Anyway, here is the latest update on this story about a truck load of Monks attacked by a roadside bomb, or at least that is what hate mongering, psychopathic, name calling judgmental sites like Jihad Watch call it. I, Guy DeWhitney, know better and, I promise to bring you the TRUTH; just as soon as CAIR decides what it is for today!

This report comes from Ahzhiz Habib, of CAIR (Community Arrogantly Inciting Revolution) Los Angeles.  According to my patron, um, friend, uh, according to my Habib, I mean Mr. Habib! Yes, according to Mister Habib he has actually spoken to the Imam of the Mosque attend by the men who are sought in connection with the alleged “bombing.” Once again we find that the Islamophobes have blown a simple, normal accident among neighbors as a “terrorist incident”!

These are the (un-named for security reasons) Imam’s own words:

“You see, our brothers came to greet the monks and have a barbecue in their honor…. I admit, in their zeal for reconciliation they forgot that the monks did not eat kabob. Nevertheless, the gesture was
sincere, if naive.

Once the brothers arrived at the roadside and began to assemble their new console barbecue from Jihad Depot they realized they had left the lamb at home. And so, they walked home to retrieve the all important, but unbeknownst to them useless, lamb.

I swear before god that all would have been well, barring a few nauseated and or offended monks, if the aforementioned sowers of discord had not chosen to attempt to cook a curry with haram ingredients on the already blessed barbecue in the absence of our blessed brothers. May I be stricken dead if I fail in my duty to Allah… as those trouble making monks did. The barbecue exploded. I saw this myself as I cooked my own kebab across the road.
Allah in His mercy slew only 2 of the dogs, I mean fellow citizens. It should be noted that the 2 soldiers were running toward the miscreants to attempt to stop the desecration but, they had paused to finish their cigarettes first and were too late to fully escape the wrath of Allah.  It is with humility that the monks should  recognise the Mercy of Allah in only killing two of their filthy number.  It was a tragedy of their own making, though there are some who are convinced it was a Zionist provocation!”

And there you have it folks, nothing to see here after all, move along!

(I am sure Robert Spencer over at Jihad Watch knows my tongue was firmly in my cheek.)