A rarely spoken-about problem with Muslims is their deeply ingrained practice of marrying first cousins — a practice prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses. With mass immigration into Europe and the West from Muslim countries, especially Pakistan, chronic inbreeding not only is a societal problem, it’s serious a drain on a country’s medical and financial resources.
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.
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.
In a report by Nicolai Sennels, published on PJ Media, massive inbreeding among Muslims has been going on since their prophet allowed first-cousin marriages more than 50 generations (1,400 years) ago. For many Muslims, therefore, intermarriage is regarded as being part of their religion. In many Muslim communities, it is a source of social status to marry one’s daughter or son to his or her cousin.
70 percent of all Pakistanis are inbred. A rough estimate reveals that close to half of everybody living in the Arab world is inbred. A large percentage of the parents that are blood related come from families where intermarriage has been a tradition for generations.
Medical evidence shows that 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 retardation and schizophrenic illness, as well as recessive genetic disorders.
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.
It is estimated that one third of all handicapped people in Copenhagen have a foreign background. Sixty four percent of school children in Denmark with Arabic parents are illiterate after 10 years in the Danish school system. The same study concludes that in reading ability, mathematics, and science, the pattern is the same: “The bilingual (largely Muslim) immigrants’ skills are exceedingly poor compared to their Danish
One study concludes that “foreigners inbreeding costs our municipalities millions” because of the many handicapped children and adults.