Baroness Flather

British Pakistanis are ’13 times more likely to produce disabled children’ says peer

A HIGH number of British Pakistanis are risking the health of their children by marrying cousins – in a bid to protect wealth and bring family to the UK from overseas, according to a life peer.

Baroness Flather said because of ‘inbreeding’, members of the ethnic group are 13 TIMES more likely than the rest of the UK population to have disabled children.

The Pakistan-born peer has called on the Government to take steps against the issue of unions between close relatives in Muslim communities, which she called an “outdated, un-British custom”.

She said: “This tradition, which is followed mainly by migrant families who originate from the Kashmir region of Pakistan, has the tragic consequence of causing disproportionately high rates of disability among their offspring because of the far greater risks of genetic disorders.”

She also accused Britain of a “cowardly reluctance to tackle damaging social practices within certain ethnic minorities”.

  • MicahGunn

    Pakistani males could be marrying their sisters en masse — maybe they are – and it wouldn’t be considered POLITE to mention this fact.

    • Sad but true.

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    • Seneca III

      I’m NOT in a particularly polite mood. They are, not only their sisters but their cousins, nieces and the occasional goat. Been doing it for 14 centuries and the evolutionary results are here for all to see – genetic feral barbarism on a biblical scale, death and atrocity, honour killing, feminine genital mutilation and free-range bestiality, none of which, we are told has nothing to do with Islam. Now, that’s a relief, anyway.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    If their muzzle’emas don’t stop dropping retards, they’ll devolve themselves a lot farther back than their beloved 7th Century…

  • simus1

    There goes the uncle-dad vote.

  • mauser 98

    more benefits.. like that Greek island full of blind people

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The custom may be outdated but it is not as un-British as claimed. The wealthy and titled did it to keep the wealth in the family, but that practice ended when Parliament was forced to levy inheritance taxes to finance the Great War.

    • DD_Austin

      You make some due Points or is it du Ponts?

      It’s is an international custom, still practiced today,

      rich marry rich but some are so creepy it’s cousins or nothing.

    • It comes up a fair amount in Jane Austen.

  • Petey

    There are a lot of muzzies in my area and just speaking about the young men you see moving in packs, they’re not the sharpest looking tools in the shed. I mean they just look plain dumb.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Like Somalis, I might add.

    • David Murrell

      Cat occasionally publishes “rage boy” pics, of young Pakistani men — wide-eyed with a crazed look — demonstrating about this or that. Solid proof of first-cousin marrying.

      • Petey

        You see them at the local Y sometimes. I know they’re not there for the chess club.

        • David Murrell

          Which reminds me of a story my wife told me a few months ago, at her therapeutic swim-yoga class ay our local Y, in our local-yokel town of Fredericton. The class is for people with fibromyalgia and related syndromes, and as such most in the class are older women (my wife is 61 and in reasonable good shape). The class is held in the smaller (warm) pool nearby the larger pool with swim lanes.

          At any rate, at one class where was the small group of Arabic looking men, handing around the edge of the larger pool, just staring at the small class. They did this for the longest time, before — belatedly — a young YMCA staffer came over and asked the group to continue swimming. I am not making this up. And not that there are not many Muslim men in Fredericton, so they do stand out more out here in the Maritimes.

          Y-staff ought to be taught to stop this sort of thing quickly.

    • Clausewitz

      Maybe I’ll start selling banjo’s to Muslim youth. What a business opportunity.

  • David Murrell

    When time permits, I want to do a set of access-to-information request to federal agencies, over first-cousin marriages. Anybody know offhand if this is legal in Canada?

    • Martin B

      Yes it is. According to the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act, only persons related lineally or as brother & sister (including half-brothers & half-sisters) are prohibited from marrying. Persons related by consanguinity are not prohibited from marrying.

      It would be interesting to see stats on this broken down by ethnicity & religion, if they exist.

      • David Murrell

        Thanks for this.

  • canminuteman

    It’s better for us if the pakis stay retarded. They are easier to fight that way.