Sanguinous marriages are very common amongst certain cultures and in certain countries especially amongst Muslims.
There are certainly issues with genetic defects etc.
as an example, there is a higher than average incidence of CF in Turkey due to sanguinous marriage.
First cousin marriages? Watch
- 06-02-2016 18:13
- 06-02-2016 19:59
Isn't that still incest or somethin?
Are they arranged marriages? Do families members enjoy being really close?
I don't really care that much, but not marry someone that isn't related to you?
I guess its more convenient.Last edited by Macy1998; 06-02-2016 at 20:00.
(Original post by Biryani007)
- 06-02-2016 20:05
My dad and I were having a conversation about this the other day...he put forward an analogy..
In regards to having children with birth defects, marrying your cousin is like standing in the middle of a busy road (putting yourself at a higher risk of being hit) compared to a non-cousin marriage we're you're walking along the pavement, not 100% safe from being hit (having children with birth defects) but you aren't placing yourself in a situation we're there's an increased risk...
The way he smiles proudly looking around the room after he comes out with these analogies awaiting a round of applause is hilariously adorable
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- 06-02-2016 20:09
A bit of trivia and education here.
The expression "the village idiot" highlights the issues...
In times past, when lack of transport and isolation were more prevalent, people consequently inbred to often produce offspring with genetic defects in appearance as well as the intellect.
... and hence the expression
- 06-02-2016 20:47
nah, that's a muslim ting
(Original post by Ravenous;[url="tel:62524261")
- 07-02-2016 17:34
62524261[/url]]It's done all over the Muslim world. It's true it's also done by some non-Muslim South Asians too, like South Indians.
- 07-02-2016 17:45
No way, i wouldnt marry into my family. its gross, my cousins are like my brothers.
For those saying its a Muslim thing its actually a cultural thing.
(Original post by Butternuts96)
- 07-02-2016 18:01
Yeah that's good for you but it doesn't answer my question as to why the OP phrased it "UK muslims" when it has nothing to do with islamic teachings. It's OP trying to feed the rhetoric that muslims are backwards.