Since polygamy is sanctioned by the Qur’an, it is surprising that anyone would be surprised at what Al-Ansari said. From GulfNews, with thanks to Fjordman:
Doha: A Doha-based social activist has come under fire after inviting nationals to engage in polygamy to solve what he called “the serious problem of unmarried women”.
Telephone calls from irate Qatari women have poured in to the local media over the past two days, stirring a debate on Abdulaziz Al Ansari’s public appeal.
“Social stability is at stake. Al Ansari is destroying families,” said a Qatari woman to local daily Al Sharq, which published some of the protests it received.
“Ramadan is a month of austerity and self-restraint, but Al Ansari is only harping on about marriage. He should be stopped,” said another lady.
Women voiced their concern after Al Ansari delivered a speech in a mosque here on Friday following noon prayers. However, Al Ansari, who has been running a non-profit marriage bureau for the past six years, has constantly promoted polygamy.
In his last public appeal, he called on Qatari men to marry more than one woman to help curb the growing number of unmarried females.
“We are getting more inquiries for marriage from women than men, so finding a suitable match for each woman is a major challenge. It is a social responsibility to find a match for each woman willing to marry. If we neglect this area it can bring about serious moral problems,” he told the Arabic daily Al Raya.