Kadyrov is right: “Marry those that please you of women, two or three or four…” (Qur’an 4:3)
So he is saying that Muslim men in Chechnya can flout Russian law, and there will be no problem.
How about in the U.S.? It’s inconceivable that Islamic polygamy is being practiced here, right? No. The New York Times reported in March 2007 that “immigration to New York and other American cities has soared from places where polygamy is lawful and widespread, especially from West African countries like Mali, where demographic surveys show that 43 percent of women are in polygamous marriages.” Muslims in America who practice polygamy don’t seem concerned about breaking “manmade” American law. Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stated: “Islamic scholars would differ on whether one could do so while living in the United States.” He was not reported as having said anything about working against this practice among American Muslims, despite its illegality. He may have calculated that the legalization of same-sex marriage would make it easier to change American law regarding polygamy — which is one reason why Muslims have allied with “progressives” with such alacrity.
“Allah allows Muslims to take four wives, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says,” AFP, April 24, 2018:
MOSCOW: Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Tuesday said that men living in Russia’s predominantly Muslim region can take as many as four wives, even though polygamy is banned in the country.
Kadyrov, who has ruled Chechnya since 2004 and is a staunch supporter of President Vladimir Putin, told state television he was not preparing to legalise polygamy but that “for Muslims, I don’t need to give permission.”
“Allah gives permission to have four wives,” he said.
The Koran says that a man can marry up to four women, but only if he is able to treat them all justly.
Polygamy has never completely disappeared from the North Caucasus region, even during the officially atheist Soviet era, he argued.
“Since forever, even during the harshest time of the Soviet Union, people would take a second, a third or even a fourth wife, and it’s impossible to ban us from doing this,” said Kadyrov….
“We aren’t saying: take four wives, so the man takes them to the registrar and makes it official… But according to our religion, she is a legal wife,” said Kadyrov….
While Russia is a secular country, Kadyrov has been allowed to introduce Muslim customs in the region, where women are encouraged to wear headscarves in public.