>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.
>Today, 70% of all Pakistanis are inbred and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30% (Jyllands-Posten, 27/2 2009 “More stillbirths among immigrants“).
>A rough estimate reveals that close to half of everybody living in the Arab world is inbred.
>The Times of India affirmed that “this is thought to be linked to the probability that a British Pakistani family is at least 13 times more likely than the general population to have children with recessive genetic disorders.”
>The risk of having an IQ lower than 70 (criterion for being “retarded”) increases 400% among children from cousin marriages.
Is this true, Muslims? Would you marry your first cousin?
The reason, I tihnk~, is that the way in which inheritances are sorted out in islamic law makes it far more lucrative to marry your cousin than marry outsiders, because the latter means you leak some of those inheritances out.
>Today, 70% of all Pakistanis are inbred
You know that number doesn't actually mean anything right, since inbreeding is common to the whole of humanity. You'd have to have a better defined notion of inbreeding, including when and between whom it happened, I'm what guessing the author implied was something like 70% of muslim kids are born from a marriage among two 1rst degree cousins, but with the way journalists are you can be sure they're trying to fuck with you whenever they're slightly unclear about something.
This is quite an interesting study tho.
yes i agree, i'm just trying to explain the phenomena to you in the best of my knowledge.
Its not borne out of love, its usually arranged by the family.
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That's fine, just don't have kids if you do. They might have problems.
>i'm just trying to explain the phenomena to you in the best of my knowledge.
Not taking a jab. I agree with your comment.
I was actually attracted to one of my cousins but, she was adopted. Anyway, no. Only one marriage in my parents generation of my family was a first cousin marriage. Their daughter doesn't like to talk about it.
Well good for you lad, that's a great view you got on this matter but I volunteered and worked a bit with autistic/aspargers people and they can be a pain. Also it depends on the level of autism he'd have.
The genius ones do scream randomly and hit themselves as well.
The "light" version of autism is aspargers and those people are weird as shit as well. I knew a girl with it and she was a psycho fan of star wars and could just go into a trans where she didn't communicate with the outside world and just look at some shitty star wars gadget and talk to herself.
there's nothing wrong with marrying your first cousin as long as it isn't done excessively. I would marry my second cousin if I could.
also, religious permission doesn't equal religious recommendation. If anything, Muhammad encouraged greater mixing of tribes.
Inheritance forms a part of it. Tribalism and the more intense separation of sexes in some places is also another factor. Typically in Muslim societies, the father or the parents in general decide who their daughters will marry. Usually, they'll choose somebody who is relative over someone who is not, if not a close relative, then a member of their tribe. Since some countries look down on women and men who aren't related or married interacting, it can sometimes be difficult for unmarried men and women to look outside the family, especially in families concerned with keeping control of their wealth as you mentioned, and usually when it does happen, it's the son/daughter of a friend of co-worker of your dad.
But a huge factor is the lack of urbanization as well. The inbreeding rates are much higher among more rural countries and in the smaller towns and villages than in the major cities, where many different tribes and families are interacting on a daily basis and so there's a lot more reasonable options for bachelors and for parents/guardians.