Thanks to Creeping Sharia
Islam, we have a problem. Another problem that is.
…In the UK more than 50 per cent of British Pakistanis marry their cousins â€“ in Bradford that figure is 75 per cent â€“ and across the country the practice is on the rise and also common among East African, Middle-Eastern and Bangladeshi communities.
Some told us they face extreme pressure to marry in this way. One young woman, ‘Zara’, said when she was 16 she was emotionally blackmailed by her husband’s family in Pakistan who threatened suicide over loss of honour should she refuse to marry her cousin.
She relented and lives in a deeply unhappy marriage. But others told me of the great benefits of first cousin marriage â€“ love, support and understanding. To them,Â questioning it is an attack on the community or, worse, Islam.
Anyone checking the figures in the U.S.? Australia? Europe?