First-cousin consanguinous marriage that results in unusually high rates of birth defects and recessive genetic disorders, is widely practiced within Britain’s Pakistani Muslim community, as well as among many Arab and African Muslim families. It is already a huge burden on Britain’s National Health Service and will only grow worse as Muslim migration and birth rates continue to increase.
While many lot of babies born of first cousin marriages die soon after birth, Of the inbred babies who do not die right away, a large number of them have so many physical and mental disabilities, that UK taxpayers are forced to bear the costs of caring for these genetic freaks for the rest of their lives.
Medical data previously suggested that while British Pakistanis were responsible for 3 per cent of all births, they accounted for 30 per cent of British children born with a genetic recessive disorder or illness. Muslim children in certain areas are 13 times more likely to be born with recessive genetic birth defects than non Muslims due to a tradition of arranged marriages with cousins.
A BBC investigation in Britain several years ago revealed that at least 55% of the Pakistani community in Britain was married to a first cousin.
PJ Media Medical evidence shows that one of the negative consequences of inbreeding is a 100 percent increase in the risk of stillbirths. One study comparing Norwegians and Pakistanis shows the risk that the child dies during labor increases by 50 percent. The risk of death due to autosomal recessive disorders — e.g., cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy — is 18 times higher.
Risk of death due to malformations is 10 times higher. Mental health is also at risk: the probability of depression is higher in communities where consanguine marriages are also high. The closer the blood relative, the higher the risk of mental and physical retardationand schizophrenic illness.
And then there are the findings on intelligence. Research shows that if one’s parents are cousins, intelligence goes down 10-16 IQ points. The risk of having an IQ lower than 70 (criterion for being “retarded”) increases 400 percent among children from cousin marriages.
Another study found that Muslim school boys whose parents were first cousins tested significantly lower than boys whose parents were unrelated in a non-verbal test on intelligence.
These problems within Islam bring many detriments to Western countries. Expenses related to mentally and physically handicapped Muslim immigrants, for instance, severely drain the budgets and resources of our societies. More than half of all children in schools for children with mental and physical handicaps are foreigners — of whom Muslims are by far the largest group.
First cousin marriages in Pakistani communities lead to ‘appalling’ disabilities in their children. (WARNING: Graphic images)
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Baroness Flather said in the House of Lords that it is “absolutely appalling” that first cousin marriages in Pakistani communities are leading to “so much disability among children”. She said: “There are a lot of first-cousin marriages in certain communities, particularly among Pakistanis who come from the Pakistani Kashmir area.
We know so much about DNA now, but there is so much disability among the children, which is absolutely appalling. “You go to any such family and there will be four or five children, at least one or two of whom will have some disability.