Polygamous Muslims carefully watching B.C. case


The Canadian Press:

Aly Hindi, an outspoken imam at Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Scarborough, Ont., said there are more than 200 polygamous Muslim marriages in the Greater Toronto Area alone. The figure is impossible to verify as polygamy among Muslim and other immigrant groups in Canada is often shrouded in mystery.

Hindi believes banning polygamy is harmful to women.

"If the three adults -- the husband, the first wife and (the other) women -- have consent, I don't think the government should interfere in this," Hindi said in a telephone interview.