2010 August 30 Monday
Muslim Bounty Hunters For Forced Marriages In UK

A Muslim taxi cab driver in Great Britain does his part to prevent assimilation and maintain the multi-cultural flavor in Bradford. He uses his taxi driver network of information to track down girls who are trying to escape forced marriages.

On the face of it, Zakir was simply a veteran taxi driver and a popular member of the community in Bradford. Few customers would have realised that behind his bubbly exterior he provided another, much more sinister service. For around £5,000, Zakir would track down women and girls who had run away from home to escape a forced marriage. A bounty hunter, Zakir's mission was to bring them back to their families.

While most locals in the tightly knit south Asian community thought Zakir was merely picking up and dropping off passengers each day, his work provided perfect cover to exploit his contacts with fellow drivers and shopkeepers to hunt down runaway teenagers. According to Zakir, some bounty hunters would also befriend officials in housing departments and in the Department for Work and Pensions to get National Insurance numbers – a strategy confirmed by campaigners against forced marriages.

Forced marriages? Well, 15 year old girls can't make their own decisions. Their parents are the only responsible parties who know which cousin makes the best match. If the British want to enjoy the benefits of multiculturalism then they've got accept forced marriage. Only if the British want to defend their own cultural legacy should they try to stop this sort of thing. Since they aren't trying to stop Muslim cousin marriage I can only conclude they want their own culture to get snuffed out. I'm sure Barack Obama would approve.

In Bradford 75% of Pakistanis are married to first cousins. Hey, they aren't all getting divorced or spending their time getting picked up in bars for one night stands. Nope, marrying their cousins. I bet they are making lots of babies too. Wombs determine the future of the world.

Baroness Deech, a family law professor and crossbencher, will call next week for a “vigorous” public campaign to deter the practice, which is prevalent in Muslim and immigrant communities and on the rise. She will reignite a debate started five years ago when Ann Cryer, MP for Keighley, drew attention to the number of disabled babies being born in the town and called for cousin marriage to be stopped.

Baroness Deech is fighting an uphill battle. The British aren't going to wake up tomorrow and try to save their nation from decay.

Fifty-five per cent of British Pakistanis are married to first cousins and in Bradford the figure is 75 per cent. British Pakistanis represent 3 per cent of all births in Britain but one third of children with recessive disorders.

British Members of Parliament who represent Muslims do not want to talk about the problem. Democracy is failing.

Of course it is possible to put many positive spins on the Muslims in Bradford. For example, cousin marriage in Turkey causes many forms of mental retardation in patterns that are useful for scientific researchers looking for genes involved in brain development. So cousin marriage can be used for medical research. Bet you didn't know that.

Plus, you know a lot of Republicans make a big deal of family values right? Well, cousin marriage makes family events warm and cozy. Okay, so some of the people at these events are mentally retarded. But we are supposed to celebrate the differently abled, right? Bradford UK seems like a great site for an International Special Olympics. You read it here first.

Such unions are seen as strong, building as they do on already tight family networks.

"You have an understanding," explains Neila Butt, who married her first cousin, Farooq, nine years ago.

"Family events are really nice because my in-laws and his are related," she says.

"You have the same family history and when you talk about the old times either here or in Pakistan you know who you are talking about. It's just a nicer emotional feel."

British leaders of an earlier era probably would have stomped on this.

Everybody knows everybody else because they are all related in so many ways. What problems could that cause? These are moderate Muslims. Very few of them try to blow up anything.

There are so many ways to see upsides with Muslim immigration into Europe. Look at the culturally enriching Muslim fruit and vegetable vendors in Germany. The demographic future they offer Germany has got to make the Chinese absolutely giddy. With Germany as China's biggest export competitor the high Muslim fertility rate in Germany bodes well for Chinese businesses who currently have to compete against smart aggressive German corporations around the world.

So great news for the Chinese, right? Good for them. Of course, you might be thinking "it is bad news for the Germans". But wait. Think this thru. There are a lot more Chinese than Germans. So a development that helps the Chinese helps a lot more people. To anyone who believes that the greatest good for the greatest number is the highest moral belief (at least some strike poses asserting this) this would seem like good news.

Now, you might find the tone of this post just a tad sarcastic. But we live in an absurd time. The dominant liberal ethos of our era has become detached from reality. It has set modern Western nations on course toward ruination. It is hard to find a way to talk about sanely while standing here on the deck of the Titanic with excellent binoculars.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2010 August 30 08:33 PM  Immigration Culture Clash


Comments
ASPIRANT said at August 31, 2010 6:54 AM:

I hate getting called a racist whenever I talk about Muslim immigration being a bad thing.

I just can't understand why a culture that goes against everything that liberals stand for is lauded as special, given better treatment than the west's own religions (not a christfag btw). I hate that they don't see that their descendants may be forced to convert, and that I'm called an asshole for pointing this obvious truth out, for pointing to passages from the Koran that state explicitly that it is Islam's obligation to subjugate the world.

There are things that are true, but are just too painful to believe. That our value as human beings is at least partially determined from birth is one of them. That all creeds and ethoses aren't equal is another. The religion one holds from birth may be detrimental to society is another.

It almost seems like there's a cartel of elites, who have found a way to harness our beliefs and use them against us... No wait, this is obvious. It happens every day with advertisers, and they actually publish videos on the psychological techniques behind their craft. It's not a huge jump to assume that politicians would use this too.

The left isn't solely responsible for this shit. Have you ever watched Glenn Beck? When I started listening to him a few years ago (~2006) he wasn't as batshit as he is now. You'd never hear him comparing himself to Ghandi or MLK. He was a true moderate, and his arguments were well thought-out, even if he was center-to-right and mildly emotional. But now he's parroting the kind of arguments you hear in trailer parks and truck stops. He's outright insane. I know he's too smart, too sophisticated to say some of this crap, or at least to rephrase it in a more nuanced way.

Anyway, I don't believe that Glenn Beck is a puppet of the republican party or anything, he's just a TV shyster riding a wave of cultural relevance. He's playing to his (retarded) base. He's a representation of how stupid politics have become in this country. How stupid we've become.

Sgt. Joe Friday said at August 31, 2010 7:18 AM:

Why is it that when it's the Muslims doing it, first cousin marriage is OK or even praiseworthy, but when Scots-Irish descended people in places like Tennessee and Kentucky do it they're characterized as retards and inbreds? What am I missing here?

Oh, and BTW if you want a great example of inbreeding, look at our southern neighbor. The mestizos that make up 70% of Mexico's population are probably descended from no more than a few hundred Spanish sailors - if that many - each of whom I'll bet forcibly impregnated 6 or 8 or 10 indigenous women.

ASPIRANT said at August 31, 2010 7:50 AM:

Anyway, my point in all of that was that if there are people like Glenn Beck as the figurehead for the conservative movement, I don't have a hard time at all believing that a lot of what drives the Islamic movements is radicalism.

Here's another thing that's true that draws the ire of my liberal friends; fact is, they won't beat us militarily. What they're going to do is move in, reproduce until they're the majority, then dominate us politically. They say they don't mind being replaced, that they identify with all of the human race the same, and why am I such a racist... That's not the point. I'd agree totally if these people shared our base values, and wouldn't turn our country into a third world hell hole. They think that these people are going to have a change of heart, like the Grinch who stole Christmas, and embrace everything good about us. They think that our society is so special it's going to change them. I agree with this, but I also think it's not going to be as easy as the TV specials make it look. This isn't a mere test of our conviction.

My friends say I'm incredibly negative. But it's hard to be unicorns and rainbows when the eldritch abomination of human nature is knocking on your door politely asking to join you for tea.

ASPIRANT said at August 31, 2010 7:56 AM:

>Why is it that when it's the Muslims doing it, first cousin marriage is OK or even praiseworthy, but when Scots-Irish descended people in places like Tennessee and Kentucky do it they're characterized as retards and inbreds? What am I missing here?
We feel more comfortable criticizing the faults of our own culture. We have standards that we stick to, whereas we don't understand theirs, and can't comment on what does or doesn't work for them. (call it a double standard if you want because that's exactly what it is)

We feel like we're the winners of history, and we can afford to be magnanimous and let other cultures feel important for a while.

Abelard Lindsey said at August 31, 2010 11:28 AM:

I noticed that the mean IQ in places like Iran are around 85 or so, despite the fact that Persians are Caucasian people similar to Europeans. Perhaps this is the long-term effect of cousin marriage?

Mr M said at August 31, 2010 7:05 PM:

Enoch Powell was onto something in 1968 (Rivers of Blood speech). At the time, people supported his speech but the elites did not. 40+ years later and he has been proven to be far more right than the multiculturalists of his day.

no i don't said at September 1, 2010 2:12 PM:

I'm pretty sure that cousin marriage is legal in most countries, even the U.S. as long as it's not first-degree cousin. I have to check it though...

Of course, forced marriage must be a bitch, specially if the rest of your life is to be tided to an ugly hag or a beating macho neanderthal

no i don't said at September 1, 2010 2:21 PM:

"I hate getting called a racist whenever I talk about Muslim immigration being a bad thing. "

I'll second that: Muslim immigration is dangerous, but don't worry, only somebody very stupid can call you a racist for that, since "Muslim" is not a race; it's a religion -an intolerant one- just like Bible Belt Christianity...

Despricing somebody just because of his/her race IS racist, but being anti-any-religion is really being against intolerance.

fdsddf said at September 1, 2010 4:49 PM:

He's just doing a job that Brits just won't do. Besides, family values don't stop at the Thames river. So why should
forced marriage?

Dave in Seattle said at September 5, 2010 5:23 PM:

This would make one hell of a good reality TV show. Ride with the guy as he hunts down some cute young girl...the ratings would be sky high.


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