Sunday, 26 June 2011

The Islamic Race -- Preliminary notes


In view of the widespread distaste for Islamophobia and the likewise frequent identification of Islamophobia with racism, the Department of Anthropology of the University of Las Vegas has issued the following bulletin:
The Islamic Race: Preliminary Conclusions

The Islamic (or Mohammedan) race occupies a singular position in the field of physical anthropology. The morphological descriptions of members of this race are quite varied. Thus, it is useless to enquire whether Mohammedans have slanted eyes, or pale skin, or blue eyes, or curly hair. The answer to all these questions is the same: “Some do and some don't.”  

This rather puzzling, because the principal definition of race (in the meaning intended here) is “A … human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics.”

Thus, pending further research, we must conclude that either:  

(1) Mohammedanism is presumably encoded in the human genome, but the actual location of the Mohammedan gene or genes in the  genome is a matter   of speculation. To date nothing appears to have been published on the subject; or

(2) The genetically transmitted physical characteristics of the Mohammedan race are not visible in the external features of Mohammedans, but instead affect only the disposition of certain internal organs. Accordingly only a specialist in internal medicine is qualified to decide whether a given person belongs to the  Mohammedan race or not.

Currently no laboratory or imaging tests are listed as providing reliable information of an individual’s Mohammedan racial character.

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