Swedish newspaper Dagens Juridik says there are at least 307 polygamists registered in the country.
While it’s illegal in Sweden to marry more than one partner, hundreds of migrants do have a valid polyamorous relationship.
The Swedish tax agency registered 307 of these kinds of relationships, with 152 persons involved being men and 155 being women. There are about 38 marriages between more than two people in Sweden, the Dagens Juridik reports.
According to the newspaper, the increase in polyamorous marriages is caused by the surge in immigration from Muslim countries. If the marriage is registered and valid in the migrant’s country of origin, Sweden will accept it, the newspaper says.
Islamologist Suad Mohamed, who lives for 32 year in Sweden, says polygamy should be accepted like same-sex marriage. Mohamed, who describes herself as a feminist said to newspaper SVT: “All Muslims who believe in the Quran and the prophet’s way know that a man can have several wives.”