1500 Year Experiment on Effects of Inbreeding: Inbred Islam vs. the Outbred Western World

1500 Year Experiment on Effects of Inbreeding: Inbred Islam vs. the Outbred Western World. By Al Fin.

Healthy unrelated parents have an estimated chance of two to four per cent of having a child with a genetic disease, developmental problem or congenital defect. In contrast, in consanguineous marriages the risk is five to seven per cent, depending on the degree of the relationship between the parents and their ethnicity. …

For almost 1500 years, Islam has allowed first cousin marriages. …

Nearly 70% of Pakistanis are the product of inbreeding in Islam, mostly due to the Muslim tradition of marrying cousins via choice or arrangement. BBC also released a study, revealing that approximately 55% of Pakistani immigrants in Britain were married to a first cousin and that Pakistani-British were “at least 13 times likely to than the general population to have children with recessive genetic disorders.

That part of a wedding where the officiant asks, ‘Does anybody here have any objections?’ goes back to the church asking, ‘Does anybody here know if these people are cousins?’ …

The absolute numbers of people living in fundamentalist Islamic societies such as Pakistan have risen, but the “quality” of their achievements has not. Pakistan is poor and human misery is rampant. Pakistani Muslims flee to the west for a better life, but they often bring their dysfunctional lifestyle choices with them. In this way they limit themselves and their progeny to less benefit from the migration than they might otherwise have enjoyed.

High levels of birth defects are punishment enough for such societies, but the additional penalties brought on by personality traits that lead to low levels of prosperity, intelligence, and innovation add great insult to previous injury.

Perhaps we should not be surprised that cultures which have cursed themselves with the inability to compete with other cultures, might be reduced to religious fanaticism and violence — which is clearly the case in nations from MENA to South Asia to Southeast Asia and Central Asia.

Culture matters. Your genes won’t prosper so much if you’re on a losing team.