My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Muslim in-breeding in the UK....

Marrying cousins is problematic...
A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects - comments likely to spark a new row over the place of Muslims in British society.

Phil Woolas, an environment minister, said the culture of arranged marriages between first cousins was the “elephant in the room”. Woolas, a former race relations minister, said: “If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.”

The minister, whose views were supported by medical experts this weekend, said: “The issue we need to debate is first cousin marriages, whereby a lot of arranged marriages are with first cousins, and that produces lots of genetic problems in terms of disability [in children].”

Woolas emphasised the practice did not extend to all Muslim communities but was confined mainly to families originating from rural Pakistan. However, up to half of all marriages within these communities are estimated to involve first cousins.

Medical research suggests that while British Pakistanis are responsible for 3% of all births, they account for one in three British children born with genetic illnesses.


Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

I may be wrong, but I thought it was legal in Canada for first cousins to marry.

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay... seriously... what the HELL is wrong with these people??? So now it's okay for some muslim guy to marry enough cousins to put together a volleyball team??? When are we going to finally stand up and say enough is ENOUGH. That might be good in some backwater republic but NOT in Canada. We're not Kerplakistan...

Course all that inbreeding DOES explain a lot about Islam...

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you people know that it is inappropriate to criticize anyones religion (Christians excepted). Any behavior is sanctioned as long as it has a religious reason. Hmm... I wonder if that would apply to a new religion or just the old ones.

11:51 AM  

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