NPR.org published an article titled “Some Muslims in U.S. Quietly Engage in Polygamy” on May 27, 2008 authored by Barbara Bradley Hagerty. The report states in part: No one knows how many Muslims in the U.S. live in polygamous families. But according to academics researching the issue, estimates range from 50,000 to 100,000 people.
Quran 4:3 states:
“Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess.”
Polygamy is just one of many Islamic tenets sanctioned by Sharia law that are contrary to American laws. An in depth report on Sharia law around the world is posted here at Floridafamily.org.
It has been more than seven years since the NPR article was published. There has been a significant increase in the number of Muslim immigrants to the United States as well as Muslims granted asylum from Islamist countries since May 27, 2008.
National Review published an article earlier this year titled: The Troubling Math of Muslim Migration. The article reports in part:
In 1992, 41 percent of new permanent residents in the United States — green-card holders — hailed from the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and North Africa, or sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Pew Research Center. A decade later, the percentage was 53 percent. Over that same period, predictably, the number of Muslim immigrants coming to the United States annually has doubled, from 50,000 to approximately 100,000 each year. In 1992, only 5 percent of Muslim immigrants came from sub-Saharan Africa; 20 years later, it was 16 percent. Of the 2.75 million Muslims in the United States in 2011, 1.7 million were legal permanent residents.
There is no official estimate of Muslims in the U.S.; religious affiliation is not tracked by the Census. However, Pew’s estimate of 2.75 million seems to be on the lower end. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says there are approximately 7 million Muslims in the country.
Therefore, the number of Muslims “quietly engaging in Polygamy in the United States” could be 100,000 to 200,000 or more today. 100,000 to 200,000 Muslims represent a small portion of the Islamic community that are polygamists. However, the significance of this number is that there are hundreds of thousands of Muslims in America that follow tenets of Sharia law which are inconsistent with American laws. Some reports indicate that most Muslims worldwide do not practice polygamy because of financial restraints. This would indicate that there are far more Muslims in America that practice the other tenets of Sharia law.
There are likely many more Muslims practicing polygamy in America than there are gay marriages. Pew Research reported in June 2015 “How many same-sex married couples in the U.S.? Maybe 170,000.”
Muslims in America who practice tenets of Sharia law which are antithetical to the United States Constitution threaten to change public policy in America. American companies bidding for Muslim consumers will be tempted, asked and pressured to change their policies to be Sharia compliant. A large portion of Sharia law has to do with personal conduct and consumer behavior.