What seems right isn’t always

April 28, 2010

So, a guy in France is being investigated, on the suspicion that he might have four wives, which in this day and age might not seem unusual. The difference is, he has them all at the same time. Lies Hebbadj, is an immigrant from Algeria, and French authorities are having some difficulties with the case, as you can imagine.

The issue isn’t whether or not he has four wives; he doesn’t debate that at all, the issue is how he got four wives. If he married them in France, then he has committed an illegal act, however, if he married them in Algeria, not so much. The French system simply wouldn’t recognize wives 2, 3 and 4, but with that being said, they would each qualify for state aid as single moms. Interesting.

Hebbadj defends his actions by stating, “As far as I know, mistresses are not forbidden, neither in France, nor in Islam.” Come to think of it, mistresses aren’t forbidden in Canada either. Kind of sounds like the statement in the Old Testament, where it is recorded, “Everybody did what was right in their own eyes.” But that didn’t make it right then and doesn’t make it right now. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.