Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse: Slave Trade: Abused Children: Child Prostitutes.
Children: Sex Trade and Slavery.
As a guest columnist for the Magic City Morning Star Online News [Maine U.S.A.] I regularly read what other columnists write, and was a little shocked by an article that appears there today, May 22nd 2006.
A ranking member of an Islamic organization associated with Al-Qaeda is reportedly financing his terrorist operation through the abduction of Christian children who are sold into slavery in Pakistan.
The children are abducted from remote Christian villages in the Punjab and garner about $2000 each from slaveowners who use them as servants or in the sex trade. The Christian children live lives of misery and brutality at the hands of their Muslim owners.
Most media organizations throughout the world, including in the US, have failed to adequately cover this story. Media critics believe there is little interest by reporters because the victims happen to be Christians. One intelligence expert claims that had this been a case of Christians mistreating Muslims, the story would be plastered on the frontpages of the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today.
Having read the article, I did a quick internet search using the keywords 'christian boy slave trade pakistan', and on the first page, came up with the following articles.
One of these articles offers some interesting background material to the enslavement of Christians, whilst another is more focused on Christianity in China. The rest relate to the ill treatment of young children around the world.
If you have never read anything about modern day slavery, these articles provide a good place to start, I and would encourage you to become better informed.
All forms of abuse are serious, but the least recognised is Emotional Abuse. In the Article entitled: Emotional Abuse and Female Emotional Abusers this issue is examined. It touches upon Religious abuse, Political Activist abuse, Feminist Abuse, Child abuse, and Men who are abused by women.
R.P.BenDedek is from Brisbane Australia and is the author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' at http://www.kingscalendar.com His academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah.
He writes photographic 'Stories from China' and social editorial commentaries, both at KingsCalendar, and as a contributing newspaper columnist. He currently teaches Conversational English in China and in addition to his English Lessons at KingsCalendar, he has created specific sites for Students of English.