Environment minister Phil Woolas made controversial comments outside of his normal brief, citing statistics that Asian cousin marriages are a cause of higher rates of genetic disease. The word Asian rapidly became ‘Muslim’ in the subsequent discourse and in the reporting. Ann Cryer MP referred to the cultural practice of cousin marriages as ‘medieval’ whilst the media prefer to us the term ‘in-breeding’, usually reserved for animals.
Woolas would be better off looking at the health issues emanating from the ‘freedom-gone-mad’ culture in secular societies. They are terrifying and make worrying reading for any caring person. Indeed,
for a senior politician to make populist comments at this time, whilst citizens in Britain suffer from problems that emerge from a home grown culture, would be felt by many to be negligence.
Some statistics highlighting the situation:
* Britain’s 6.8million people aged 16 to 24 include 2.1million daily smokers and almost two million binge-drinkers who consume more than twice the recommended daily alcohol limit at least once a week.
* Almost nine in ten women who attended a sexual health clinic admitted binge drinking – an average of two and a half bottles of wine in one sitting.
* A 2007 report said sexually transmitted infection rates have risen rapidly over the past 12 years, with chlamydia and HIV both increasing by 300 per cent, gonorrhoea by 200 per cent, and syphilis by 2,000 per cent.
* A staggering 170000 abortions are perfomed each year.