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UK Home Secretary Javid Slammed Over Death of Daesh Teen Bride's Son

UK Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott [!] slammed UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid [!] for behaving "shamefully," saying that he was responsible for the recent death of a newborn son of a teenage girl who ran away from her family in the UK to Syria, where she joined the Daesh*.
[footnote in original; my own formula (2011-2016) included "al-Qaeda-in-the-*" - ed.]
No girl in the Pleistocene could have reached manarche as early as many twelve-year-olds today. ... In the modern world, however, being fat enough to ovulate is no longer tied to having a supportive social network who will help rear her child. What happens, then, when an unwed teenager, sufficiently well fed to ovulate but lacking social support, finds herself pregnant? The novelist George Eliot was one of the first writers to explore this topic. Her fictional case study accords with what psychiatrists and epidemiologists have lerned since. [Hrdy:288]
Two More Daesh Brides Stripped of UK Citizenship Amid Begum's Row - Reports
Two more Daesh* wives from the UK, sisters Reema (30) and Zara (28) Iqbal have had their passports revoked since marrying jihadists linked to murdering western hostages, The Sunday Times reports, citing legal sources. According to the outlet the young women are in separate camps Syria, where they fled after Daesh* were curbed and squeezed from the occupied territories.
The unwillingness to acknowledge infanticide among creatures like ourselves, except as morally compromised, subhuman behavior, has a sporadic history in the West. The euphemistic catchall term overlaying used to be invoked when infants were "accidentally" smothered by their caretakers. In fifteenth century Florence, for example, 15 percent of deaths among infants sent to wet nurses were attributed to this type of mishap. Taking "overlaying" at face value, and eighteenth-century physician advised Britons to adopt a new invention, the Florentine arcutio, a three-foot-long wooden cage designed to prevent a woman from accidentally suffocating a baby in her bed. Italian nurses were obliged to use them under pain of excommunication.
Long after the arcutio was first invented, thousands of infant deaths in eighteenth-century England were still being attributed to overlaying. Today, doctors and coroners sweep fairly obvious cases of infanticide under a new euphemistic rug: unexplained sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
In England, it took a justifiable invasion of patients' privacy by a suspicious British pediatrician to end a massive and futile quest for a will-o'-the wisp --a supposed genetic trait running in families that causes successive infants to suddenly stop breathing. ...In the United States, the highly publicized 1995 murder trial of Waneta Hoyt had the same effect. [Hrdy:291]
The Iqbals, whose parents are reportedly originally from Pakistan , left London for Syria in 2013 [!] after they married suspected jihadists, who were linked the murder of western hostages, who were butchered on camera. The women have five boys [!], aged not older than 8, between them. The younger sister gave birth to two children in Syria, where she travelled already heavily pregnant with her second boy, while her older sister gave birth to children both in the UK and Syria.
Dead men walking: Not a 'optimal' selection strategy, is it?
As the BBC reports, the Home Office refused to comment on individual cases, adding that decisions to strip citizenships were "evidence-based and not taken lightly".
"evidence-based": live births, infanticide, infant mortality (27); child mortality (3); infant survival (41); child abuse and neglect (14); child care, allomothers, and cooperative breeding (108)
"Daughters are no better than crows" observes a Tibetan proverb. Variations on this theme can be heard throughout northern India. "Their parents feed them and when they get their wings, they fly away." Daughters, people complain, leave at marriage; resources devoted to rearing them are lost to the patriline. With them depart substantial dowries, enriching their husbands' families while impoverishing their own. Parents dread the prospect of marrying off several daughters almost (but not quite) as much as they dread potential disgrace should a daughter fail to marry into a family of appropriate status, or be seduced and left pregnant but unmarried. [Hrd:325]

"global limitations"
you may be interested in reading or re-reading Totem and Taboo

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 10th, 2019 at 05:22:39 PM EST
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