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Saudis, Like Pakistanis And Many Muslims, Like To Marry Relatives

In Muslim lands, or among Muslim peoples even in lands not yet ruled by Islam, that is an environment where despotism, violence, aggression, deception are made familiar through the texts and tenets of the faith that suffuses everything, and of which one is made constanty aware by the references to Muhammad and Allah, trust does not extend very far. It is tribal rather than national, and sometimes it is not even tribal but extends only to the family. Hence the desirability of marrying cousins. And that means all kinds of congenital defects. You have only to see who comes, draped entirely in black, to the Children's Hospital in Boston, or to Harley Street specialists in London.

And if those Muslims who marry their cousins live in Western countries, and those Western countries supply them with free or subsidised health care, the costs to the system, that is to those non-Muslims who do not practice consanguinous marriage, is great and ever-growing

Perhaps a politician or a celebrated doctor might dare or care to discuss this matter in public? It is only getting worse.

Story here.