Hi readers. People in the Middle East do not like it when people of opposite sexes marry. Currently in Tel Aviv there’s a huge hoopla going on where a man of Arabic descent and a woman of similar, though Jewish religious persuasion wish to marry. Protesters of both sexes gathered to shout slogans pointing to the fact they were genetically identical, not far removed from being cousins.
There’s considerable fear in Israel and Palestine that intermarrying of opposite sexes will lead to deformed offspring and genetic drift. It’s feared the children will be violent, greedy, unreasonable and probably profoundly dishonest.
“This simply will not do,” one protestor shouted, “Find someone of your own sex to marry! Death to opposite sexes!”
I don’t know much about Israeli and Palestinians overall, but I do hate to think of genetic drift confusing things over there. And opposite sex marriages seem to be a bad idea in a place where any offspring are likely to carry similar traits to their parents.