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2006-11-19 Britain
Labour MP calls for end to cousin marriage following Newsnight investigation
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Posted by john 2006-11-19 09:12|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [701 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 She could marry her brother. Then she could say, "Family events are really nice because my parents and Farooq's parents are really close to each other."
Posted by KBK 2006-11-19 09:25||   2006-11-19 09:25|| Front Page Top

#2 It's good to see this issue finally come up in public discourse.
Posted by Parabellum 2006-11-19 09:46||   2006-11-19 09:46|| Front Page Top

#3 My daughter could marry my nephew - would really cut down the guest list, since my sister married my wife's brother. "You might be a redneck if ... your family tree don't branch."
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2006-11-19 10:09||   2006-11-19 10:09|| Front Page Top

#4 Fatwa in 5..4..
Posted by Golda Meir 2006-11-19 10:43||   2006-11-19 10:43|| Front Page Top

#5 Ooops. Didn't mean to use the Golda tag on this one.
Posted by gromgoru 2006-11-19 10:44||   2006-11-19 10:44|| Front Page Top

#6 Debieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Posted by Shipman 2006-11-19 13:42||   2006-11-19 13:42|| Front Page Top

#7 great graphic LOL!
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-11-19 14:11||   2006-11-19 14:11|| Front Page Top

#8 Recessive genetic illness is one of the main reasons for admission to the city's children's hospital. But, because cousin marriage has such a long history, raising these risks is sometimes interpreted as a challenge to the community's culture.

Cousin marriage predominant throughout the culture, I'm sticking with my theory that endemic psychosis is at work in many muslims.
Posted by Thinemp Whimble2412 2006-11-19 14:19||   2006-11-19 14:19|| Front Page Top

#9 like my family always says - if you're poking a cousin, use birth control



well, it's not like a motto or Coat of Arms or anything...jeesh
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-11-19 14:22||   2006-11-19 14:22|| Front Page Top

#10 Not only that, they should consider genetic testing for the most common recessive diseases. They should compare themselves with the Jewish experience, where organizations like Dor Yeshorim and nearly universal genetic testing have cut down the incidence of Tay-Sachs and Niemann-Pick to nearly zero.

They won't, though, because it's

  1. Done by Jews, and

  2. Cuts down on fertility.

Posted by Eric Jablow">Eric Jablow  2006-11-19 14:43||   2006-11-19 14:43|| Front Page Top

#11 Make people buy PRE-BIRTH INSURANCE.

It would
A) Financially Discourage bad mating partners.
B) Lighten the load on the rest of society.
C) Make the price of PIGD more rational.
D) Take the cost element away from abortion.
Posted by Bright Pebbles in Blairistan 2006-11-19 15:45||   2006-11-19 15:45|| Front Page Top

#12 Mother-in-law of all fatwas coming down on MP Cryer.
Posted by ed 2006-11-19 16:05||   2006-11-19 16:05|| Front Page Top

#13 Recessive genetic illness is one of the main reasons for admission to the city's children's hospital. But, because cousin marriage has such a long history, raising these risks is sometimes interpreted as a challenge to the community's culture.

Throughout history, the inability to listen to reason has resulted in far more health complications than merely boinking a cousin or two.

This law needs to be enacted right away. It is a perfect example, along with banning the burqa, niqab and hijab of ways to make Western cultures unfriendly to Islam.

People of MME (Muslim Middle East) origin returning to the United States (or elsewhere) with a bride should both be tested for closely matching DNA. If marriage to a cousin is indicated, the bride must not be allowed entrance.
Posted by Zenster">Zenster  2006-11-19 18:49||   2006-11-19 18:49|| Front Page Top

#14 Newsnight makes a great leap forward when
"But, as Newsnight discovers, some within the Pakistani community reject the evidence of a link between cousin marriage and genetic illness"

Who would have thought the advanced Pakis would reject science ? Why it's unthinkable.
Posted by wxjames 2006-11-19 18:55||   2006-11-19 18:55|| Front Page Top

#15 It certainly explains a lot about the behavior of the Pakistanis back in the old country.

And, no, Zenster. Let the bride in. Keep the groom out. There's no need to send the little lady back to a misogynistic "culture".
Posted by Swamp Blondie 2006-11-19 20:30|| http://azjetsetchick.blogspot.com ]">[http://azjetsetchick.blogspot.com ]  2006-11-19 20:30|| Front Page Top

#16 Every time I hear a Bluegrass tune I think of a cold beer and a First Cousin.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2006-11-19 20:35||   2006-11-19 20:35|| Front Page Top

#17 On the bright side, "Dueling Banjos" might sound really cool played on two sitars...
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2006-11-19 21:54||   2006-11-19 21:54|| Front Page Top

#18 And, no, Zenster. Let the bride in. Keep the groom out. There's no need to send the little lady back to a misogynistic "culture".

Works for me, Blondie. Now, please try and get the INS to see it that way. My only point is that this is another fine method of making our nation more unfriendly to Islam. We need to do this in every way possible within our current constitutional framework until it can be altered to account for the unmitigated perfidy that is Islam.
Posted by Zenster">Zenster  2006-11-19 22:27||   2006-11-19 22:27|| Front Page Top

#19 LOL Abu!
Posted by Madonna">Madonna  2006-11-19 22:29||   2006-11-19 22:29|| Front Page Top

#20  British Pakistanis account for 3.4% of all births but have 30% of all British children with recessive disorders.

Was it Mullah Krekar in Norway who was boasting about the birth rate differential -- something like 1.4 births/native European female vs. 3.5 births/Muslim female? Producing this rate of defects somewhat offsets the effect, it would seem to me.
Posted by trailing wife 2006-11-19 22:37||   2006-11-19 22:37|| Front Page Top

#21 Producing this rate of defects somewhat offsets the effect, it would seem to me.

Yes, but it burdens the host country so much more than the usual welfare jizya.
Posted by Zenster">Zenster  2006-11-19 23:28||   2006-11-19 23:28|| Front Page Top

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