Keysar Trad, the Muslim radical damned by a judge this month as a man who "incites acts of violence, incites racist attitudes, is dangerous and, perhaps most significantly, is a disgraceful individual," takes his act to the Sydney Opera House:
Presented By Sydney Opera House & St James Ethics Venue ...I’m not so sure that polygamy would be good for the country, given what misery even thinking of another woman has inflicted on Trad’s own family:
Polygamy and Other Islamic Values are Good for Australia
It has not been easy and (Trad and his wife Hanifeh, mother of his nine children) remember 1998 as their worst year when Trad fell in love - “became obsessed”, his wife says - with another woman. In desperation, Hanifeh proposed marriage on her husband’s behalf to the other woman. “We were having a terrible time. He fell in love and I wasn’t thinking about myself,” she says. But his obsession passed. “He became more compassionate after it,” Hanifeh says. “God meant for him to go through this experience and it made him a better person and more emotionally aware. It knocked him off his perch.”Of course, while she’s not against it, being a devout Muslim, she’s somehow never agreed to it, either, being only human:
Hanifeh was not heartbroken. A second wife would have meant divorce (though he was against it) or living under the same roof as her husband’s mistress.
Whether a second wife would work in the Trad household remains another issue. The Trads say they have discussed the idea only in principle. Trad’s wife, Hanifeh, is not against the idea of having another woman in her husband’s life. She says she has enough confidence in herself not to let it affect her ego. However, she’s concerned of the effect it might have on her children and how they would be affected by the stigma.Source: Andrew Bolt