A rough estimate shows that close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred: In Pakistan, 70 percent of all marriages are between first cousins (so-called "consanguinity") and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30 percent.
My fathers’ siblings taunted my dad saying my kids These were interesting claims coming from people who dropped the “H” in our last name claiming it was Italian, and called themselves by Anglo names instead of their Albanian and Muslim names my grandparents gave them.
With this high amount of shared DNA, you have a higher risk of birth defects in a baby.
Even if cousin marriages are not performed, you can still have such genetic defects in populations where there is a restricted social structure.
The report states that these children are 13 times more likely than the general population to produce children with genetic disorders, and one in ten children of first-cousin marriages in Birmingham either dies in infancy or develops a serious disability.
The BBC also states that Pakistani-Britons, who account for some 3% of all births in the UK, produce "just under a third" of all British children with genetic illnesses.