Monday, August 23, 2010

Men Who Stare At First Cousins

There is a problem in Merry Old England that threatens to produce an overwhelming crop of politicians. Muslim men, particularly Pakistanis, are marrying their first cousins. In a 6th century way, this makes sense. What else would you do but ask your uncle if you can marry his daughter since you have no social skills to speak of and meeting an intelligent, attractive female who still has her genitals intact scares the bejesus out of you.

From the Daily News:

Cousin marriages are on the rise in the U.K., putting children at ten times the risk of genetic disorders, reports the Telegraph.

The problem is the most prevalent in Britain’s Pakistani community, where more than half the marriages occur between first cousins.

Cousin marriage also occurs among British Bangladeshis as well as some Middle Eastern and East African communities.

That means that more than half of all Pakistani men in the UK arrange marriages between their own grandchildren. Holy Broken Chromosomes, Batman! What are these people thinking? What are the Brits thinking?

Ann Cryer, a former member of Parliament, faced pushback for attempting to highlight this issue.

"It's a public health issue and we deal with public health issues by raising awareness, by talking about subjects such as obesity, such as drug addiction, such as alcohol," she said.

Such as banging your cousin because you worship a mad prophet who had seventeen wives and enjoyed screwing a nine year old. Good luck with that, Annie.

14 comments:

Fredd said...

Pakis are Pakis. Nuff said.

Nickie Goomba said...

This is what happens when your family tree has a branch just for camels and goats.

Trestin said...

That is a creepy image.
Is there anything the religion of peace has not given us?

Subvet said...

EEEEYUCK! Sorry, I have some fugly first cousins.

Some time ago I asked a few folk who dealt directly with followers of the Pedophile Prophet if that "religion" didn't encourage stupidity. The answer was in the affirmative. This post just provides more justification for the notion.

khin said...

Uhmmm... Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin married their cousins. The Telegraph article this is based on is all messed up:

http://peoplewithvoices.com/2010/08/24/politicizing-cousin-marriages-plays-into-the-hands-of-the-far-right/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousin_marriage

sig94 said...

Fredd - Pakis don't seem to be packin' a full deck. Best to keep Mr. Happy Pants at home while visiting the relatives.

sig94 said...

Nickie - and that branch is hanging suspiciously close to the ground.

sig94 said...

Trestin - yes, they haven't given us good oral hygiene.

sig94 said...

Subvet - I think the religion and the culture combine to create a Singularity of Teh Stoopid™ which hinders critical examination. "It is Allah's Will" doesn't give a whole lotta leeway to even the most intellectually curious adventurer, particularly when your head is at stake. Of course there are western scientists who faced the same kind of superstitution but we seem to have gotten past alot of that in the past four or five hundred years. Undfortunately, the followers of Islam have not.

sig94 said...

khin, if Einstein's children kept on marrying their first cousins for generation upon generation, they would most likely be highly populated with gibbering or misshapen idiots. Exactly like the Pharoahs. I have seen the effects of long term incest and it ain't pretty.

Cookie over to the Cookshack knows exactly what situation from the near west side I am referring to.

The_Kid said...

My first cousins were/are hot. But I had no interest in them and it wasn't because someone said it's a bad idea.

Some things just don't need books for idiots. And if people don't know how to have sex properly, then maybe they shouldn't. You know - evolution. That which the liberals adore, but can't help but stand in the way of.

Cookie..... said...

Yupper "Sig", the most FUBAR family I have ever had the misfortune to deal with in my life. Physical and mental deformaties the likes of which few have ever witnessed.

Damn! Now I'll start have'n nightmares again!

sig94 said...

Kid - If I am ever single again would you introduce me to your cousins?

The_Kid said...

Heh, Give me the word.