Effects of Centuries of Extreme Inbreeding Among Muslims: Low IQ, Violence and Terrorism
Taboo: Almost half of Muslims are inbred. How
does that affect intelligence and health? And is there a connection to
terrorism and violence?
By Nicolai Sennels, Psychologist
June 1, 2017
Lise Egholm, long time school leader in the
Muslim dominated area of Nørrebro in Copenhagen, Denmark, recently
warned against not talking about the widespread practise of inbreeding
among Muslims: “”A study shows that infant mortality doubles along with
a high risk of congenital malformations, also that increased birth
defect rates and inheritance of recessive traits are more common in
consanguineous marriages. I think it’s time to express concern. We must
talk about this problem. All parents want healthy children.
Fortunately, we live in a society where our health system does much to
ensure that a pregnancy ends with a viable child. What amazes me and
has made me wonder for years is why we do not talk about, maybe they
even ban, the many cousin marriages?”
While health systems in otherwise less developed countries in the
Muslim world are openly discussing and warning against consanguineous
marriages, it is considered politically incorrect in the West to
problematize the vast genetic and societal problems resulting from this
Statistical research on Arabic countries shows that up to 34 percent of
all marriages in Algiers are consanguineous (cousin marriages), 46
percent in Bahrain, 33 percent in Egypt, 80 percent in Nubia (southern
area in Egypt), 60 percent in Iraq, 64 percent in Jordan, 64 percent in
Kuwait, 42 percent in Lebanon, 48 percent in Libya, 47 percent in
Mauritania, 54 percent in Qatar, 67 percent in Saudi Arabia, 63 percent
in Sudan, 40 percent in Syria, 39 percent in Tunisia, 54 percent in the
United Arabic Emirates and 45 percent in Yemen (Reproductive Health
Journal, 2009 Consanguinity and reproductive health among Arabs.). In
Pakistan 70 percent of marriages are consanguineous and in Turkey the
percentage is 25-30. There seems to be no national data on Indonesia,
but there are reports on 17 percent consanguinity on East Timor and a
“high level of consanguineous marriages in some areas of Java.”
Except for a few exceptions like Indonesia and Albania, roughly half of
the population in the Islamic world is inbred, in most cases for
The reason is partly religious. Muhammed himself married his cousin and
according to the Quran, Allah allows sexual relationships between
cousins (Quran 4:23-24).
According to Islamic law, Sharia, family honor is dependent upon the
ability to control family members, which is another reason for keeping
daughters inside their own blood-related family when marrying.
Sharia law’s extreme restrictions on women’s freedom of movement and
contact with men probably also makes it more natural to marry one of
the few men they are actually allowed to interact with.
Health and intelligence
A long list of mental and physical complications are related to
inbreeding between cousins. These include an increased risk of
depression, schizophrenia, and mental retardation. Mental retardation
(less than an IQ of 69)
in children of consanguineous marriages is five
times more frequent than in normal marriages. On average, cousin
marriages results in children with 10-16 points lower IQ. Social
abilities, including empathy, are also less developed with inbred
The cognitive consequences of Muslim inbreeding might explain why
non-Western immigrants are more than 300 percent more likely to fail
the Danish army’s intelligence test than native Danes. When it comes to
the production of scientific work, the Islamic world produces less than
1/10 of the world average. Low average intelligence in the population
and prioritizing faith over knowledge may also be the reason why fewer
books have been translated into Arabic over the last 1,000 years than
there are books translated in Spain every year.
On top of these mental complications comes the
increased risk of many diseases related to genetic disorders leading to
severe syndromes, handicaps, painful diseases, and decreased life
Terror and violence
According to the Danish police, cousin-marriage is a cause for criminal
behaviour because of low intelligence. This claim is confirmed by
criminology research that long has established a connection between
violent criminal behaviour and low intelligence.
It is also likely, that it is easier to convince
people with low intelligence to follow the Islamic scriptures’ hundreds
of invitations and direct orders to harm, terrorize and wage war
against people – including fellow Muslims, even family members – who do
not following a literal interpretation of those scriptures.
Another link between Muslim inbreeding and
terror concerns handicaps and mental diseases. Yusuf Yadgari of the
Medical University of Kabul has autopsied the remains of suicide
bombers and his findings support this theory. Yadgari found that close
to ninety percent were suffering from severe illness such as blindness,
cancer, missing limbs or leprosy. Many Muslim societies, including that
of Afghanistan, have a low social acceptance of handicaps and severe
illnesses. According to Yadgari, being physically handicapped or
mentally retarded often leads to exclusion in a society like
Afghanistan, and becoming a martyr might be the only chance of
achieving social recognition and honour — if not just a way to end the
pain of being socially isolated (which is especially traumatizing in
collectivist cultures like Islam). Al Qaida’s use of people with Down’s
syndrome to commit terrorist attacks might be another unpleasant side
effect of the many chromosomal illnesses that result from inbreeding
between first cousins.
Ban cousin marriages?
A ban on consanguineous marriages is a win-win policy.
It will save million of future children and their families from suffering. School leader Lise Egholm gives an example:
“One second grade class had a reading test.
Fortunately most children did very well. However, a small Turkish boy
only had two correct answers out of 40. The teacher was very concerned
and asked me to attend the a meeting with the mother. I looked at the
student card and wondered that the family apparently only had one
child. The mother said there had been three, but two died as infants
because ‘we have bad blood’. She explained that her husband was her
cousin, his parents were cousins and her own parents were blood related
too. She also said, ‘You can not teach my boy much, but it’s good that
he lives.’ Soon after he was referred to a special school. This mother
also told me that it was the men who were stupid because they want that
‘we marry our cousin, so we get bigger pieces of land, but they do not
understand what we women know: that it is dangerous for the children if
their parents are blood related.’ These two examples are from Turkish
families, but I have encountered similar problems with Pakistani people
and in Arab-speaking families.”
On top of these issues, tax payers would save
billions from not having to handle the many costly societal challenges
related to consanguineous marriage. Integrating into advanced cultures
with our high-tech work market is not easy with an IQ of 75 and
decreased social abilities.
Finally, it is likely that such a ban would decrease the amount of violence in our countries.
Similar benefits would come from banning migrants with consanguineous background who apply for residence.
Nicolai Sennels is a
Danish psychologist who has done extensive research into a little-known problem
in the Muslim world: the disastrous results of Muslim inbreeding brought about
by the marriage of first-cousins.
This practice, which has
been prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses, was
sanctioned by Muhammad and has been going on now for 50 generations (1,400
years) in the Muslim world.
This practice of
inbreeding will never go away in the Muslim world since Muhammad is the ultimate
example and authority on all matters, including marriage.
The massive inbreeding
in Muslim culture may well have done virtually irreversible damage to the Muslim
gene pool, including extensive damage to its intelligence, sanity, and health.
According to Sennels,
close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred. In Pakistan, the numbers
approach 70%. Even in England, more than half of Pakistani immigrants are
married to their first cousins, and in Denmark the number of inbred Pakistani
immigrants is around 40%.
The numbers are equally
devastating in other important Muslim countries: 67% in Saudi Arabia, 64% in
Jordan and Kuwait, 63% in Sudan, 60% in Iraq, and 54% in the United Arab
Emirates and Qatar.
According to the BBC,
this Pakistani, Muslim-inspired inbreeding is thought to explain the probability
that a British Pakistani family is more than 13 times as likely to have children
with recessive genetic disorders. While Pakistanis are responsible for three
percent of the births in the UK, they account for 33% of children with genetic
The risk of what are
called autosomal recessive disorders such as cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular
atrophy is 18 times higher and the risk of death due to malformations is 10
consequences of inbreeding include a 100 percent increase in the risk of
stillbirths and a 50% increase in the possibility that a child will die during
capacity is another devastating consequence of Muslim marriage patterns.
According to Sennels, research shows that children of consanguineous marriages
lose 10-16 points off their IQ and that social abilities develop much slower in
The risk of having an IQ
lower than 70, the official demarcation for being classified as retarded,
increases by an astonishing 400 percent among children of cousin marriages.
(Similar effects were
seen in the Pharaonic dynasties in ancient Egypt and in the British royal
family, where inbreeding was the norm for a significant period of time.)
In Denmark, non-Western
immigrants are more than 300 percent more likely to fail the intelligence test
required for entrance into the Danish army.
Sennels says that the
ability to enjoy and produce knowledge and abstract thinking is simply lower in
the Islamic world. He points out that the Arab world translates just 330 books
every year, about 20% of what Greece alone does.
In the last 1,200 years
of Islam, just 100,000 books have been translated into Arabic, about what Spain
does in a single year. Seven out of 10 Turks have never even read a book.
Sennels points out the
difficulties this creates for Muslims seeking to succeed in the West. A lower
IQ, together with a religion that denounces critical thinking, surely makes it
harder for many Muslims to have success in our high-tech knowledge societies.
Only nine Muslims have
ever won the Nobel Prize, and five of those were for the Peace Prize. According
to Nature magazine, Muslim countries produce just 10 percent of the world
average when it comes to scientific research (measured by articles per million
In Denmark, Sennels
native country, Muslim children are grossly over represented among children with
special needs. One-third of the budget for Danish schools is consumed by special
education, and anywhere from 51% to 70% of retarded children with physical
handicaps in Copenhagen have an immigrant background.
Learning ability is
severely affected as well. Studies indicated that 64% of school children with
Arabic parents are still illiterate after 10 years in the Danish school system.
The immigrant drop-out rate in Danish high schools is twice that of the
Mental illness is also a
product. The closer the blood relative, the higher the risk of schizophrenic
illness. The increased risk of insanity may explain why more than 40% of the
patients in Denmark ’s biggest ward for clinically insane criminals have an
The U.S. is not immune.
According to Sennels, One study based on 300,000 Americans shows that the
majority of Muslims in the USA have a lower income, are less educated, and have
worse jobs than the population as a whole.
There is no doubt that
the wide spread tradition of first cousin marriages among Muslims has harmed the
gene pool among Muslims. Because Muslims' religious beliefs prohibit marrying
non-Muslims and thus prevents them from adding fresh genetic material to their
population, the genetic damage done to their gene pool since their prophet
allowed first cousin marriages 1,400 years ago are most likely massive. This has
produced overwhelming direct and indirect human and societal consequences.
Bottom line: Islam is
not simply a benign and morally equivalent alternative to the Judeo-Christian
tradition. As Sennels points out, the first and biggest victims of Islam are
compassion for Muslims and a common-sense desire to protect Western civilization
from the ravages of Islam dictate a vigorous opposition to the spread of this
dark and dangerous religion.
These stark realities
must be taken into account when we establish public policies dealing with
immigration from Muslim countries and the building of mosques in the U.S.
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