The Lies Hebbadj Affair in France Could Result in Tougher Anti-Polygamy Laws

Lies Hebbadj, the Muslim businessperson in Nantes who has received a great deal of media attention since his wife was fined with a traffic ticket (see: http://www.euro-islam.info/2010/04/26/french-muslim-denies-polygamy-admits-to-mistresses/), has precipitated a new legal proposal to further criminalize polygamy in France (please see the Senate proposal below). Polygamy has been illegal in France since the 1993 Pasqua law; there are approximately 20, 000 polygamous families in the Republic.