Published on Daily Record, Feb 11 2008.
3 excerpts: A NEW Islamic row broke out last night after a minister accused British Muslims of inbreeding.
Environment Minister Phil Woolas said there was a problem with Muslims having children with cousins through arranged marriages …
… But Woolas was backed by medics and Labour MPs who said it was a real issue.
Woolas, who has a large number of Muslims in his Oldham constituency, said: “If you talk to any primary care worker, they will tell you that levels of disability among the Pakistani population are higher than the general population.
“And everybody knows it’s caused by first cousin marriage” …
… But the Muslim Public Affairs Council called for him to be sacked, adding: “These comments are racist and typical of the Islamophobia we have witnessed recently”.
Research shows British Pakistanis are 13 times more likely to have genetic disorders than the general population … (full text).
My comment: Really, Muslims, you HAVE TO LEARN to face the reality of facts … and to stand them. You can not make the whole humanity be blackmailed for the bubble of your dreams.