"There is not a woman on earth who would be totally comfortable with it," he said. Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr who is Muslim himself, branded the venture "stupid"and warned that women entering a polygamous relationship are waving away financial rights usually attached to a marriage.
He told the newspaper: "It puts a person in huge peril because they are not allowed to claim, as a partner, on his estate.
Mariam Khan, councillor for Washwood Heat in Birmingham, said polygamy was originally allowed to provide help, shelter and support for women who had lost their husbands, perhaps through war.
She said in the current climate it has been abused and has become disrespectful to women.
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"Islam puts a limit on the number of wives, while with other religions there is no limit.
If it is good for me and acceptable in the eyes of God, it must be fine." Visitors to Second first click on a verse from the Quran: "Then marry women of your choice, two or three, or four, but if you fear that you will not be able to deal justly, then only one." is more tailored to a Western audience, proclaiming: "We specifically cater to individuals who are seeking a polygamous relationship.