‘Child Marriages: 10 Year-Old Girls Traded for Rs. 100,000 [Approximately $1,150]’
Because Mohammed, profit of Islam, married Aisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine. Because Mohammed was the perfect man who gave his followers a beautiful pattern of conduct, to be emulated by all the believers, for all time.
On November 29, 2010, police officials in the Pakistani town of Sheikhupura raided a wedding hall and arrested the bridegroom and wedding guests as the marriage of a six year-old girl, Uzma, was being performed. Bilal Zafar, a local police officer, confirmed the arrest of Maulvi Ghaus, the cleric who was performing the marriage, as well as the 23 year-old bridegroom. Zafar stated, “we received a tip-off about the marriage but it took us a while to find the place as the wedding was being conducted in secret.”
The incident drew an angry response from a newspaper reader, who wrote: “Surely this is a sign of pedophilia; how else does one justify a man in his 20s marrying a girl who is just six years-old? Why are we as a society so tolerant of such barbaric and medieval practices?” It seems that a large number of child marriages are taking place in Pakistan, especially in the rural areas of Sindh province, though only a few such cases are actually reported by the Pakistani media.
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FRONTLINE GOES UNDERCOVER TO EXPOSE THE RITUAL SEXUAL ABUSE OF BOYS IN AFGHANISTAN
In Afghanistan today, in the midst of war and endemic poverty, an ancient tradition–banned when the Taliban were in power–has re-emerged across the country. It’s calledÂ Bacha Bazi, translated literally as “boy play.” Hundreds of boys, some as young as eleven, street orphans or boys bought from poor families by former warlords and powerful businessmen, are dressed in woman’s clothes, taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences, and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. With remarkable access inside a Bacha Bazi ring operating in Northern Afghanistan, Najibullah Quraishi, an Afghan journalist, investigates this practice, still illegal under Afghan law, talking with the boys, their families, and their masters, exposing the sexual abuse and even murders of the boys, and documenting how Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.
A 15-year-old ‘dancing boy’ performs before a large group of men
Afghanistan’s war on children
Sexual slavery involving boys as young as 10 is being condoned and in many cases protected by authorities in northern Afghanistan. Â ABC News