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Baby With Six Legs Born In Pakistan
TimesofIndia ^ | April 18, 2012

Posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:33 PM PDT by Steelfish

Baby With Six Legs Born In Pakistan Apr 18, 2012 ISLAMABAD: A baby born in Pakistan's Sindh province has six legs, with a doctor assessing that the removal of the parasitic limbs could be a "serious and time-consuming medical exercise".

The baby boy was born with extra limbs in Sukkur. He was on Monday shifted to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in Karachi.

NICH director Jamal Raza said the infant has a parasitic twin.

"One of the twins is living, while the other has become parasitic. The infant is all right and has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the NICH, but the removal of the parasitic limbs could be a serious and time-consuming medical exercise including both inner and cosmetic surgeries," Dawn quoted Raza as saying.

A team of five surgeons will look into this case.

The baby's father, Imran Ali Sheikh, 31, is an X-ray technician who married Afshan, 27, about five years back.

The baby is their first child.

"I want the doctors to save my son's life," he pleaded.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


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1 posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:41 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

How many generations of cousins have married in this family?

This is a HUGE problem among tribal and/or islamic people.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 7:54:10 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Tailback
This is a HUGE problem among tribal and/or islamic people.

And the Amish.

Seriously.

3 posted on 04/18/2012 7:55:30 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Steelfish
I wouldn't be surprised if the couple aren't first cousins. I've read about the high number of deformities and wondered WHY...well, they marry within their tribe/clan to keep the money and land in the family... and pay the price.
Pakistanis are Muslims, but their tribal ties precede even their faith.
4 posted on 04/18/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Steelfish

Yikes... What a frightening thing for that poor child and family.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 7:59:35 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Tailback

Goes back to Mohammed. Seventy generations, more? It’s especially pervasive in Sunni countries, with well over half of all marriages between first cousins or even between uncles and nieces.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 8:01:26 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Steelfish

OK OK OK! It’s Bush’s fault. OK?


7 posted on 04/18/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Tailback

I don’t know about all that, but if we ever have an ass-kicking competition, I want this guy on my team.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 8:02:29 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Tailback

Maybe it was the x-rays?


9 posted on 04/18/2012 8:07:19 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Tailback
How many generations of cousins have married in this family?
This is a HUGE problem among tribal and/or islamic people.

The Farsis, in southwest India, also have a HUGE problem. The Farsis allow ALL marriages except mother and son. Yep, brother-sister, aunt-nephew, father-daughter...ugh, and so on.
Zuben Mehta, a world class and world famous musician and concert master, is a Farsi and was asked about the horrible inbreeding in these Farsis in India. The Farsis were thrown out of their native Persia because the Persians had become Muslim and Islam deplored the inbreeding.
Mehta admitted that it was true. The inbreeding created so many mental and physical problems...but, occasionally it produced a genius...like ME, he said. True story.

The Pakistanis have the inbreeding because of their CULTURE, not because of Islam. Their culture is older and more important even than their faith.
Both cultures KNOW how stupid dangerous it is to inbreed, but they still do it. Dumb.

10 posted on 04/18/2012 8:12:16 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Steelfish

Vishnu?

Nothing. Vishnu with you?


11 posted on 04/18/2012 8:15:17 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: Steelfish

Was Atom-Ant the father?


12 posted on 04/18/2012 8:17:04 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Jeff Chandler

There’s the new lead for the latest spiderman movie. Sort of..


13 posted on 04/18/2012 8:17:14 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Steelfish

Was Atom-Ant the father?


14 posted on 04/18/2012 8:17:21 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Mamzelle

Re; inbreeding- that explains their low IQ’s, backwardnes, believing in the false god Allah and his cruelties, fondnes for murder and mayhem.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 8:27:22 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Steelfish

I can’t help thinking of Hillary and Bill.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 8:29:25 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: cloudmountain

Yea, my family had some inbreeding a few generations up. You certainly got freaks out of it, you also got heart defects that passed down, and you also got absolute geniuses (above my generation, that is).


17 posted on 04/18/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Steelfish

SIX legs? If 2 legs were for surviving child, 2 for the parasitic twin...then how does the third set of legs come into the picture? Parasitic triplets?


18 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by dizzykitty (OMG! (Obama Must Go!))
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To: BobL
Yea, my family had some inbreeding a few generations up. You certainly got freaks out of it, you also got heart defects that passed down, and you also got absolute geniuses (above my generation, that is).

Besides the heart problems, I saw EYE problems with too much inbreeding.
The royal family of Saudi Arabia is TOTALLY inbred and will keep it that way, I'm sure. But, you can see the inbreeding in them with their EYE problems: one eye is pointing northeast, the other one is pointing southwest, straight or to the nose...all very obvious. I saw it on television of course, never in person. It IS that obvious, even on the tube.

19 posted on 04/18/2012 8:50:27 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Steelfish
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20 posted on 04/18/2012 8:53:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dizzykitty
SIX legs? If 2 legs were for surviving child, 2 for the parasitic twin...then how does the third set of legs come into the picture? Parasitic triplets?

Details, details, what a picky-poo you are. :o)

21 posted on 04/18/2012 8:56:42 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Steelfish

My daughter and I were watching You Tube videos of animals the other night and somehow we always wind up in the oddities section. There was another one from India, a little boy, that had a parasitic twin. And I remember the adult male that was “pregnant” with a twin. And the Indian girl with the 4 arms and legs. I know India has a billion+ people, but it seems like some oddity story is always coming out of India.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 9:04:08 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: stuartcr

....an interesting question.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 9:26:33 PM PDT by malia
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To: stuartcr

....an interesting question.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 9:28:08 PM PDT by malia
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To: Steelfish

In some sects in India, the kid might be worshipped as a diety.


25 posted on 04/19/2012 12:39:40 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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