Family values in Iraq

Eager to promote traditional family life, the Conservative party in Britain is promising tax incentives for married couples if it wins the next election. 

But already Iraq has gone one better (and possibly two or three better) with financial incentives to promote polygamy, according to Al-Iraq al-Qanoun website.

Men in Anbar province – which reportedly has as many as 130,000 single women – are being offered cash sums for taking on extra wives: $2,000 for marrying a second wife and $5,000 for a third or fourth wife.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 2 February 2010.