When Cousins Marry
Posted by Exile on February 10, 2008
The UK has produced a lot of interesting stuff this week with its bishops and arch-bishops and a tentative call for the acceptance of sharia law to be mixed with British law. The backlash has been vociferous and understandably so. It may be that the Archbishop of Canterbury has given up, but the government seems to have found something remaining of its shattered spine and refused to accept defeat on the issue.
A rather muffled and muted, but none the less audible, “No sharia here” could be heard from the depths of Whitehall.
In the meantime, the lid has been removed from a slightly different, though equally large, can of worms. Inbreeding amongst muslims.
First cousin marriage has been going on for generations and is finally having a visible effect in the UK. Phil Woolas, an environment minister, has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects. Woolas, a former race relations minister, said: “If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.”
Medical experts have cast their support well and truly behind him.The Pakistani population represents 3% of all births. They are also accountable for 30 percent of British children born with genetic illnesses. Which is obviously disproportionate.
Woolas, who got himself into hot water previously by stating that women in headscarves were provoking “fear and resentment”, was equally as outspoken about the incestuous practise of first cousin marriage.
“If you talk to any primary care worker they will tell you that levels of disability among the Pakistani population are higher than the general population. And everybody knows it’s caused by first cousin marriage. That’s a cultural thing rather than a religious thing. It is not illegal in this country. The problem is, that many of the parents and many of the public spokespeople are themselves products of first cousin marriages. It’s very difficult for people to say ‘you can’t do that’ because it’s a very sensitive, human thing.”
Ah. Sensitivities again. I see.
Woolas is supported by Ann Cryer, Labour MP for Keighley.
“This is to do with a medieval culture where you keep wealth within the family. If you go into a paediatric ward in Bradford or Keighley you will find more than half of the kids there are from the Asian community. Since Asians only represent 20%-30% of the population, you can see that they are over represented. I have encountered cases of blindness and deafness. There was one poor girl who had to have an oxygen tank on her back and breathe from a hole in the front of her neck.
The parents were warned they should not have any more children. But when the husband returned again from Pakistan, within months, they had another child with exactly the same condition.”
“This is to do with a medieval culture..”
Well, she hit the nail on the head there, didn’t she?
So be prepared for more outrage in the coming weeks.
The strange thing is, that while Woolas’ concerns centre around the physically handicapped, no one is talking about the possibilty of mental illness due to inbreeding. Could it be that this is the true source of the Arab malaise? I can’t help wondering if the results of generations of inbreeding have led us to the present muslim jihad mentality. Anybody wishing to live uder the restraints of islam has got to be medievally barking mad.
And, let’s be honest here, half of their so called leaders certainly appear to be so!