Via News in English:
The head of the Norwegian Immigrants’ Forum (Norsk Innvandrerforum) calls the proposal a “travesty.” Experts are also skeptical, claiming there’s not enough medical proof that all such marriages can cause the genetic health problems that Labour fears.
“A ban is no solution,” Athar Ali, head of the Norwegian Immigrants’ Forum, told newspaper Dagsavisen. In contrast to Støre’s concerns about marriages between cousins, Ali speaks warmly about them and points to several advantages.
“It’s safe because one knows one’s cousins better than other outsiders. It’s common practice in Muslim countries. It’s important in building alliances for the family. A daughter-in-law, who is also a niece, is better-suited to look after the older family members than someone who doesn’t know the family well,” Ali claimed.