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Half of All Muslims Marry Their Cousins. It’s True!

By February 28, 2017 7 Comments

Up to half of all Muslims are inbred. Shocked? You should be. Nevertheless, it seems to be true. How is that possible, and why is it so prevalent? These questions should be asked and asked loudly. As scandalous as this topic may be, people seem to be unaware of its commonality in the Middle East as a social practice. With increased immigration, what was once taboo is now becoming commonplace in western nations, thanks to Islam.

British geneticist, Professor Steve Jones of the University College London, giving The John Maddox Lecture at the 2011 Hay Festival, stated in relation to Muslim inbreeding “It is common in the Islamic world to marry your brother’s daughter, which is actually [genetically] closer than marrying your cousin.”

WikiIslam, the online resource on Islam states that “A BBC report discussed Pakistanis in the United Kingdom, 55% of whom marry a first cousin. Given the high rate of such marriages, many children come from repeat generations of first-cousin marriages. The report states that these children are 13 times more likely than the general population to produce children with genetic disorders, and one in ten children of first-cousin marriages in Birmingham either dies in infancy or develops a serious disability.”

Could these numbers influence people’s behavior? Could there be a link between genetic changes in one’s brain chemistry and the desire to commit terrorist atrocities? What about raping women and children? These are reasonable questions to ask considering that most physicians agree that marrying within one’s immediate family has deleterious effects on their offspring’s health, specifically their mental and emotional health.

Could the scourge of rape that has swept across Europe since the advent of the migrant crisis be contributed, at least in part, to the peculiar mental proclivities that are concomitant to incest and inbreeding? Aside from terror acts and rape that may be attributable to genetic defects associated with incest, what, if anything, does this mean for future generations of children born in the West?

Professor Jones avers “that ‘inbreeding’ in Islamic communities was threatening the health of generations of children.”

The Daily Mail concurs. The facts speak for themselves and the consequences are very real.

“British Pakistanis, half of whom marry a first cousin (a figure that is universally agreed), are 13 times more likely to produce children with genetic disorders than the general population, according to Government-sponsored research.”

This matches the numbers offered by WikiIslam above.

“One in ten children from these cousin marriages either dies in infancy or develops a serious life-threatening disability,” declares the Mail.

“While British Pakistanis account for three percent of the births in this country, they are responsible for 33 percent of the 15,000 to 20,000 children born each year with genetic defects.”

Shockingly, in Bradford, England, a recent survey of 1,100 pregnant women in the city showed that 70 percent have husbands who are first cousins. 50% of these people are Pakistani.

Common problems associated with inbreeding with first cousins are blindness, deafness, and blood ailments (like sickle cell anemia). Heart, liver, and kidney problems, along with a whole host of neurological disorders and genetic abnormalities that can be passed on to future generations are also very common problems.

Of course, as is now common in Europe, doctors—like police officers, media personnel, and politicians—are afraid to raise awareness about this health crisis for fear of being labeled racist.

To add to this lack of spinelessness on the part of public officials and social servants to address this burgeoning health crisis, most Muslim girls find themselves in a situation where they are expected to marry when they are young and in their teens. With no chance of being able to break away from their parents, they are married off to their male cousin under the guise of preserving the family’s money, jewelry, and livelihood.

If both of the prospective parents have a mutation in their genetic makeup, then the child has a 25% chance of suffering from serious complications associated with inbreeding.

Some imams in England have spoken out about this risky practice and it has caused the rates of cousin-to-cousin marriage to drop, if only slightly. However, the practice remains high in the Middle East and those that immigrate to Europe bring with them the perceived normalcy of marrying within one’s family.

Conversely, CBS News seems to disagree with the findings of the doctors in the UK. Robin Bennett, who headed a study on first cousin marriages, told ABC News “that the risks of having a child with a cousin were about “2 [percent] to 3 percent” above the average population’s risk for having a child with birth defects or mental retardation.”

Slate magazine concludes something similar to ABC News. “Now a study by the National Society of Genetic Counselors says that having a child with your first cousin raises the risk of a significant birth defect from about 3-to-4 percent to about 4-to-7 percent. According to the authors, that difference isn’t big enough to justify genetic testing of cousin couples, much less bans on cousin marriage.”

This does not take into account the compounding problems of an ever-closer gene pool, however. Slate continues by saying, “Many genetic diseases are caused by recessive genes. To get the disease, you have to get the bad gene from both parents. The greater the genetic similarity between your parents, the greater your chance of getting two copies of the bad gene.”

This view is in line with Mohamed Walji who runs a health center in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. He claims that if both parents “carry the same mutations, there is a one-in-four chance of having an affected child — which can result in anything from a mild disability to a catastrophic illness or a miscarriage.”

Unfortunately, this may be nothing new in the Muslim world. Such mating practices have been going on since the founding of the religion itself.

As the story goes, Zaynab bint Jahsh married the Prophet Muhammad when she was thirty-five years old, but only after her previous marriage, which had been arranged by none other than the Prophet, had ended in divorce. She was his cousin.

Muhammad also had 19 wives and concubines, one of which he married when she was 6 years old. Her name was Ai’isha. To his credit, he waited to have sex with her until she was 9 years old. He was 54 years of age at the time. If that does not bother you, it is doubtful anything ever will.

Maybe Muslims use the actions of Muhammad as justification for their own actions? Presumably, the justification for marrying one’s cousin, whether it be a first cousin or a more distant one, hinges on social acceptance of the act itself. Westerners do not condone cousin marriages because it is deemed incestuous and a form of genetic Russian roulette.

The Victorian era deemed kinship marriages as an egregious taboo not to be broken. Are we now transcending this long-standing prohibition?

In the United States, first cousin marriage is legal in some states and illegal in others. Perhaps not surprisingly those states that permit such marriages are in the deep south and in liberal blue states like California, New York, and Connecticut.

As was evidenced recently in Sweden, a combination of incest, pedophilia, and all of the dictates of spousal abuse that accompany different aspect of sharia law are becoming normalized in the West.

“A court in Sweden has ruled in favor of a marriage between a 14-year-old Syrian Refugee and her 21-year-old husband, who is also her cousin. The court made the ruling on the basis that the teenager appears to be “mature,” as well as for religious and cultural reasons.”

According to reports on the Internet and from Black Pigeon Speaks latest video this story out of the ever-progressive country of Sweden is, in fact, 100% true.

She is now pregnant.

Allahu Akbar!


Bird Watcher

Bird Watcher

Michael Land holds a BA and MA in Literature and Spanish. He is a fiend and a layabout who takes particular interest in the goings on of Western culture and its ignominious decline.


  • Roger Johansen says:

    I guess 14 is the legal age for consensual sex in Sweden?

    • Bird Watching says:

      The age of consent in Sweden is 15 years old and it has been that way since 1978. It seems the court made an exception in the case above.

  • Mohammed nuru says:

    You hater and liar !!
    In which islamic community do muslims marry their brothers daughters ?? As this is prohibited in islam.
    Your write up is full of prejudices lucking any authentic backing. I stopped reading it the moment u said people marry their brothers daughters as in your first parageaph. Which clearly is a fat lie. Its prohibited in islam and no one is doing that .
    I remember an article about this being a practice among some Indians. The fact that India in in the east does not make their practices an islamic practice.
    Learn the differece between India and islam.

    • reyol says:

      Do you comprehend anything that you read? The author quoted “British geneticist, Professor Steve Jones of the University College London”. You probably think that non-Islamic geneticism is hating and lying and that Mohammad’s nonsense explanation of discharges determining the looks of a child to be all you need to know.

      • Mohammed nuru says:

        You should rather be asked if you comprehend what you read. I stated clearly what i disagreed with; that muslims marrying their brothers daughters isnt true. Clearly, your reply is out of line and only spewing out more hatred from you. Where did u get as you said “discharges determining the look of a child” from ? Know what islam says from authentic souces and not from hearesay, or could that be from one of your dreams ?
        Your hatred will amass to nothing. “You arent nobody” !
        You hater.

        • reyol says:

          One more time: Professor Steve Jones is the man who says that Mohammedans have been known to marry their brother’s daughter. M.Land is the author of the above article. He is quoting Professor Steve Jones. Steve Jones is his source. All you have to say is that Professor Steve Jones is quite incorrect – that Uncle + Niece marriage never happens. The author, M.Land, goes on to say that inbreeding in the Muslim world is a huge problem and he cites many, many sources. This is on what your comment should be based. This what the article is about.

          I hate no one. I hate the bad things people do including incest. The fact that you can only call me a “hater” shows that you can only speak a debased, depraved form of English. Please read the entire article carefully and think on it before posting. Then make use of a dictionary so that you can be sure that the words you use mean what you think they mean and are spelled correctly.

    • Bird Watching says:

      I did not write that Muslims marry their brother’s daughters, Steve Jones who is a professor at London College wrote that and I quoted him. Reyol, the person below, who commented on your post is correct in this regard. It is a common practice to quote people who are experts in their field of study. In this case, Professor Jones, studies genetics. He looks at how people reproduce in various homo sapien populations and he records his findings.

      According to Professor Robin Fox of Rutgers University (in the US), it is likely that 80% of all marriages in history may have been between second cousins or closer. So, Muslims are not alone in this. However, they have continued the practice while many other nations such as the United States and China largely prohibit it.

      To answer your question, I can link you to this as a quick reference:

      Refer to the part that speaks of the Middle East. Professor Raphael Patai has written books on the topics of marriage, sexuality, and familial custom in the Islamic world.

      I hope that helps. 🙂

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