The Problem of Inbreeding in Islam


[Editor’s  note: Several days ago, an interview with Nicolai Sennels  by Jamie Glazov on Muslim inbreeding was published but taken down soon  after at the request of the author, as it was decided that  several themes needed to be buffered by more evidence and research. The  final product ended up working best as an article by Nicolai Sennels  himself, which is presented below].

There is a dire phenomenon rising in Europe that is crippling entire  societies and yet the continent sleeps, refusing not only to confront  the destructive elephant in the room, but also to admit its very  existence. The troubling reality being referred to is the widespread  practice of Muslim inbreeding and the birth defects and social ills that  it spawns.

The  tragic effect of the left’s control of the boundaries of debate is that any discussion about vital issues such as these marks an individual as  an “Islamophobe” and a “racist.” A person who dares to point at the  pathology of inbreeding in the Muslim community is accused of whipping  up hatred against Muslim people. But all of this could not be further  from the truth. To fight against inbreeding anywhere is to defend  humanity and to defend innocent babies from birth defects. Fighting against this Islamic practice stems from a pro-Muslim calling, since  identifying destructive ideologies and practices in Islam enables the  protection of the Muslim people from harm.

Massive  inbreeding among Muslims has been going on since their prophet allowed  first-cousin marriages more than 50 generations (1,400 years) ago. For  many Muslims, therefore, intermarriage is regarded as being part of  their religion. In many Muslim communities, it is a source of social  status to marry one’s daughter or son to his or her cousin.  Intermarriage also ensures that wealth is kept within the family.  Islam’s strict authoritarianism plays a large role as well: keeping  daughters and sons close gives families more power to control and decide  their choices and lifestyles.

Westerners  have a historical tradition of being ready to fight and die for their  country. Muslims, on the other hand, are bound together less by patriotism, but mainly by  family relations and religion. Intermarrying to protect the family and  community from outside non-Islamic influence is much more important to  Muslims living in a Western nation than integrating into that nation and  supporting it.

Today, 70 percent of all Pakistanis are inbred and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30 percent (Jyllands-Posten, 27/2 2009 “More stillbirths among immigrants“). A rough estimate reveals that close to half of everybody living in the Arab world is inbred.  A large percentage of the parents that are blood related come from  families where intermarriage has been a tradition for generations.

A BBC investigation in Britain several years ago revealed that at least 55% of the Pakistani community in Britain was married to a first cousin. The Times of India affirmed that  “this is thought to be linked to the probability that a British  Pakistani family is at least 13 times more likely than the general  population to have children with recessive genetic disorders.”

The BBC’s research also discovered that  while British Pakistanis accounted for just 3.4% of all births in  Britain, they accounted for 30% of all British children with recessive  disorders and a higher rate of infant mortality. It is not a surprise,  therefore, that, in response to this evidence, a Labour Party MP has called for a ban on first-cousin marriage.

Medical evidence shows that one of the negative consequences of inbreeding is a 100 percent increase in the risk of stillbirths. One study comparing Norwegians and Pakistanis shows the risk that the child dies during labor increases by 50 percent.  The risk of death due to autosomal recessive disorders — e.g., cystic  fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy — is 18 times higher. Risk of  death due to malformations is 10 times higher. Mental health is also at  risk: the probability of depression is higher in communities where consanguine marriages are also high. The closer the blood relative, the higher the risk of mental and physical retardation and schizophrenic illness.

And then there are the findings on intelligence. Research shows that if one’s parents are cousins, intelligence goes down 10-16 IQ points. The risk of having an IQ lower than 70 (criterion for being “retarded”) increases 400 percent among children from cousin marriages. An academic paper published  in the Indian National Science Academy found that “the onset of various  social profiles like visual fixation, social smile, sound seizures,  oral expression and hand-grasping are significantly delayed among the  new-born inbred babies.” Another study found  that Indian Muslim school boys whose parents were first cousins tested  significantly lower than boys whose parents were unrelated in a  non-verbal test on intelligence.

It is estimated that one third of all handicapped people in Copenhagen have a foreign background. Sixty four percent of school children in  Denmark with Arabic parents are illiterate after 10 years in the Danish  school system. The same study concludes that in reading ability,  mathematics, and science, the pattern is the same: “The bilingual  (largely Muslim) immigrants’ skills are exceedingly poor compared to  their Danish classmates.”

These  problems within Islam bring many detriments to Western countries.  Expenses related to mentally and physically handicapped Muslim  immigrants, for instance, severely drain the budgets and resources of  our societies. Look at Denmark, for example: one third of the budget for  the country’s schools is spent on children with special needs. Muslim  children are grossly overrepresented among these children. More than half of all children in  schools for children with mental and physical handicaps in Copenhagen  are foreigners — of whom Muslims are by far the largest group. One  study concludes that “foreigners inbreeding costs our municipalities millions” because of the many handicapped children and adults.

What  must our role be as a humanitarian society to this rising crisis? We  know that the greatest concern among pregnant women and their husbands  is for their child to be healthy. It is not difficult to imagine the  sorrow and stress among interrelated couples who are forced to marry and  pressured to have children. Is it not our duty to fight for the rights  of these human beings subjected to such barbaric and inhuman  predicaments?

What is it we can do?

Read more at PJM

Dr. Nicolai Sennels is a Danish psychologist who worked for several years with young criminal Muslims in a Copenhagen prison. He is the author of Among Criminal Muslims. A Psychologist’s Experience from the Copenhagen Municipality. The book will be out in English later this year. Contact him at

Related article:

The Keystone of the Islamic Milieu: Inbreeding (Ann Barnhardt-American Thinker)

2 thoughts on “The Problem of Inbreeding in Islam

  1. I was just on another blog about this same subject matter. Muslims who have migrated to Australia have been seeking help. They have recognized something is very wrong with them.
    Unfortunately, one cannot change the DNA. They can receive anti-psychotic meds and heavy duty counseling, but it will take dedication for years and years.
    The sad thing is, they are now focused on marrying women who are NOT Muslim then acting on their own insanity to make her just like the Muslim women; and it will fail.

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