Jun 13 2011
UK MUSLIM INBREEDING – THE GOOD NEWS: A lot of babies born of first cousin marriages die soon after birth
THE BAD NEWS: Of the inbred babies who do not die right away, a large number of them have so many phsycial and mental disabilities, that UK taxpayers are forced to bear the costs of caring for these genetic freaks for the rest of their lives.
UK DAILY MAIL–(H/T LEE S) –Here are the facts: while these Muslim families make up only three per cent of births in Britain, they account for one in three children born with genetic illnesses.
YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN – six of whose cousins died from genetic disorders – says we now need action to end this growing tragedy. My mother had an older sister who was gentle, affectionate and generous. She was married to a first cousin — not a good husband or father — and they had eight children, most of whom inherited serious genetic disorders. I loved them all dearly, and endured agonies as I watched one after the other die as adults after suffering for years with illness. Now, only two male cousins are left. One, who lives in Vancouver, has had a kidney transplant, and the other one seems, thus far, completely healthy.
The last death was only last year, here in London. A few
of their children — my aunt’s grandchildren — are also afflicted. It is like watching a horror movie, except it is real and being played out in slow motion over decades. I dread the next shattering blow, the next funeral, and that terrible realisation that it might not be the last.
Living with that emotional pain is one of the reasons why I’m adamantly against marriages between close blood relatives, which are still prevalent in the Muslim community in Britain.
And before anyone accuses me of stigmatising any particular community, let me say that my father’s family was Pakistani Muslim. I utterly reject the idea that ‘community sensitivities’ among Muslims matter more than disabilities in children which could be prevented.
The issue of these marriages was highlighted by the Mail last week after the estimable Professor Steve Jones raised his concern about this ‘inbreeding’, as he rather coarsely called it. Today in Britain, this custom is found almost wholly within tightly knit Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities, particularly in Bradford, Kirklees, Huddersfield, parts of Leeds and some places in the South, too.
One study of 10,000 children, called Born In Bradford, has revealed that a disturbing proportion of those of Pakistani heritage have serious genetic illnesses. They are 13 times more likely than the general population to be born with birth defects. The majority of them marry first cousins, as their parents did, and that doubles the risk.
Doctors and researchers who encounter these families are sympathetic and fair. They are admirably careful with their words, conscious that Muslims are too often demonized. (And rightfully so. What about everyone else’s feelings about on to foot the bill for these Muslim inbreds?)
One consultant paediatrician at Bradford Royal Infirmary describes a family with six children who have the same genetic condition and will not live beyond their teens. Imagine how that feels for their parents.(Who cares how they feel? They brought this on themselves)
The great sadness for me is that ten years ago I thought this issue was gradually becoming less of a problem. Cousin marriages had long been popular because they maintained familial ties and kept resources and wealth within blood lines. But the entrenched system was weakening, as information and education about the medical legacy of these marriages began to get through to the Muslim community.
Then, I hoped that in a generation this self-destructive cultural behaviour would pass. Not so, it seems. My social antennae tell me ‘cousin marriages’ are on the up, and I believe the reason is that these communities are reacting to modern British society. (That’s right, blame it on everyone else but the Muslims)
These are families who hate the permissiveness of our culture, and so turn to the most conservative Islamic teachers. That is leading to a fortress mentality and elders in the community imposing tougher controls on the younger generation — particularly about who they can marry. So it is that we get more forced marriages, and less integration. (So why do they come to the UK, when they can inbreed all they like in their own Muslim hellholes?)