Breeding antagonism

Generations of my father’s family married their cousins. Headlines about “inbred” Muslims only serve to further demonise a minority group, argues David Shariatmadari.

Comment is Free, 11 February 2008

See also Andy Newman’s post at Socialist Unity. He writes: “Why didn’t Phil Woolas raise his concern about patterns of marriage among Jews? Or Hindus? Or the general population? Why mention the Pakistani community only? Unless this is informed by the continued mythology that Muslims are uniquely backward, and a threat to ‘our’ values?”