Muslim Polygamy In NYC
March 2, 2008 -- In the year since he lost five of his children in a Bronx blaze, Moussa Magassa has found solace in tiny miracles - babies born one day apart to two of his wives.Go to this link and see the captions under the slide show.
Ten months after the March 7 fire, Magassa, 46, became a proud papa to two boys and a girl. One son was born to his wife Manthia on Jan. 4 at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. The next day, wife Aisse gave birth to twins at the same hospital.
"Whatever God gives me, I'll take it," said Moussa Magassa, who practices polygamy, a common tradition in his home country, Mali. "I love children. It's great to have them."
One of the newborn twins, a girl, died suddenly last month, leaving him with nine children from his three wives.
Magassa's latest architectural plans have been approved, but he is counting on good Samaritans to help with construction.
"The insurance money is there. It's not enough. This is going to cost $500,000 to rebuild," said Magassa, who is paying rent on three Bronx apartments to house his large family....
Muslim polygamy is now openly tolerated in NYC? And this story is not making the national news? Of course, the LDS story about polygamy in Texas HAS BEEN on the national news for the past several days--because the Texas story does not involve Muslims.
Also see Daniel Pipes's frequently updated article "Harems Accepted in the West." These cases are probably only the tip of the iceberg.