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  • Non-Muslim Female Fighter Kills Herself to Avoid being Islamic State Hostage

    10/05/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 5, 2014
    Ceylan Ozalp, 19, was reportedly surrounded by ISIS fighters near the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane also known as Ain al-Arab. After she run out of ammunition Ozalp said “goodbye” over the radio and spent her last bullet on killing herself. She knew. She knew what these devout Muslims do to non-Muslim girls. This woman is a heroine. True courage. Another freedom loving people Obama abandoned in support of the jihad movement. ... Those whom their “right hands own” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of...
  • IS Sells Yazidi and Christian Women in Mosul

    08/19/2014 10:53:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 18.08.2014 | Hoshmand Sadiq
    After the kidnapping of more than 500 Yazidi girls by Islamic State (IS) militants, the women are being sold in Quds Neighborhood in Mosul through a special office. The Head of The Women’s Committee in the Kurdistan Parliament, Evar Ibrahim, told BasNews, “After kidnapping 500 Yazidi girls from Sinjar and taking them to Mosul, the IS insurgents are now, through a special office in the Quds Neighborhood of the city, selling them to people.” “The price of each girl starts from IQD 20,000 [US $17] to 30,000 [$26]. Despite selling them, the Yazidi girls have been raped by the IS...
  • ISIS Kidnaps, Sells Women as 'Sex Slaves' While Obama Declares U.S. Mission Not Over Yet

    08/18/2014 5:15:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/18/2014 | Reissa Su
    As ISIS continues to take over more towns in Iraq, at least 500 women believed to be Christians were allegedly kidnapped from Mosul to be sold as "sex slaves." Reports said the Islamic militants have overrun Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city. Believers have reportedly flocked to the city to escape the militants. A spokesman from the Kurdish forces said ISIS has kidnapped Yazidi and Christian women to be turned as "Sabaya" or "war booty slaves." He added that ISIS also plans to sell the women. According to accounts of witnesses, the most beautiful of the kidnapped women were handed to...
  • Fleeing child abduction, slavery, rape and theft in Iraq

    08/15/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/15/2014 | Lara Marlowe
    “My neighbour in Erbil has a two-year-old daughter. They said, ‘Give her to us. We will raise her.’ My neighbour cried and pleaded for half an hour. Then they forced the baby’s father to kiss their shoes, to humiliate him.” Stories of gang-rape by jihadists, a practice known as “jihad al-nikah” or “sexual jihad,” abound. It was allegedly “legitimated” by a religious leader in Tunisia to help the Islamic State recruit young men. Sunni girls in Mosul have reportedly died by suicide rather than accept multiple forced “marriages”. Kidnapped and raped Members of the Yazidi community who met French foreign...
  • Ted Cruz on Unaccompanied Child Crisis: Little Girls Are Being Sold Into Sex Slavery

    06/12/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jun 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today on Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a Homeland Security oversight hearing and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson testified. Johnson was pressed by lawmakers, specifically Republicans, about the ongoing humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children on the southwest border with Mexico. Since President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program was implemented in 2012, we've seen an alarming increase in the number of children trafficked into the United States without their parents. During the hearing, Texas Senator Ted Cruz reminded Johnson about exactly what we're dealing with here: children. “It’s important to understand what those numbers represent. These...
  • Congressman Blasts Democrat Group For Supporting Terrorists

    05/09/2014 3:26:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 9, 2014 | By CONGRESSMAN STEVE STOCKMAN (R-TX)
    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman Friday asked Democrat-aligned group MoveOn.org to apologize for hosting an online petition opposing a terrorist designation for Boko Haram. “Boko Haram has murdered thousands and kidnapped hundreds of little girls to sell into sexual slavery. It is beyond despicable for Democrat Party groups to support a terrorist organization,” said Stockman. “The Democrat Party group MoveOn should apologize for hosting supporters of kidnappers and terrorists.” The petition, “Reject ‘Terrorist’ Designation for Boko Haram” was posted in 2012 and began gaining more signatures from Democrat Party activists after the group kidnapped 230 Nigerian girls to sell into...
  • Ex-prostituted women blast UN and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution

    03/25/2014 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life site news ^ | Lisa Correnti
    NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 (C-FAM.org) - Women rescued from prostitution are criticizing UN agencies and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution insisting legalization would lead to more girls being trafficked, and transform pimps into legitimate businessmen. “When [UN personnel] work in a brothel then will I listen to their argument,” said one former prostituted woman referring to the newly-created agency called UN Women. “What the hell are they [Amnesty International] thinking,” said Rachel Moran, a former prostituted woman from Ireland. Author of Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, Moran refers to a leaked draft paper advocating for legalizing...
  • Cornyn unveils bill to fund sex trade battle during Longview stop

    02/17/2014 7:37:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Glenn Evans
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn unveiled legislation in Longview on Sunday to give agencies that are battling sex trafficking a funding source in their effort to return young women to normal life. “It’s been called, I think properly, modern-day slavery,” the Texas Republican said at a news conference at the Longview Police Department. In introducing the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, Cornyn and Police Chief Don Dingler were joined by leaders of four leader organizations who said they lack options when a sex slave is taken off the street. “We have to do more than that,” said Norma Mullican of...
  • UK: Yet another Muslim sex slavery gang jailed

    05/12/2013 1:34:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | May 10, 2013 | Robert
    The Qur'an allows for the owning of sex slaves: ... This is by no means an eccentric or unorthodox view in Islam. The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that as they waged jihad warfare against infidels, Muslims would take slaves ... on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti activist and politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality. ... While the savage exploitation of...
  • US: Women in NY, NJ forced into sex 25 times a day

    05/01/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2013 9:01 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    Federal prosecutors have charged 13 people in a sex slave ring they say forced young Mexican women into prostitution in New York and New Jersey. The authorities say some of the women were delivered to farms in New Jersey, where each would have sex with up to 25 farm workers a day. They say others worked in brothels located in dingy apartments in poor neighborhoods. …
  • Paulus van der Sloot dies of a heart attack

    02/10/2010 8:25:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 58 replies · 15,390+ views
    at a tennis match this evening per Greta
  • Egypt: Muslims kidnap and enslave thousands of Christian girls

    07/28/2012 8:48:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Saturday, July 28, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Jihad Watch Egypt: Muslims kidnap and enslave thousands of Christian girls "Forbidden to you are your mothers and daughters, your sisters, your aunts paternal and maternal, your brother's daughters, your sister's daughters, your mothers who have given suck to you, your suckling sisters, your wives' mothers, your stepdaughters who are in your care being born of your wives you have been in to -- but if you have not yet been in to them it is no fault in you - and the spouses of your sons who are of your loins, and that you should take to you...
  • U.N. Commission Calls for Legalizing Prostitution Worldwide

    07/24/2012 4:43:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 23, 2012 | Amanda Swysgood
    A report issued by the United Nations-backed Global Commission on HIV and the Law; recommends that nations around the world get rid of “punitive” laws against prostitution—or what it calls “consensual sex work”—and decriminalize the voluntary use of illegal injection drugs in order to combat the HIV epidemic. … The commission calls laws against prostitution “bad laws,” and said criminalizing injecting drug use and prostitution stands in the way of “effective HIV responses.” … Dr. Janice Crouse, the director of the Beverly LaHaye Institute at Concerned Women for America in Washington, D.C., says the proposal to redefine and decriminalize prostitution...
  • Sex trafficking of children and adults across the US

    02/07/2012 7:45:20 AM PST · by usalady · 24 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | January 7, 2012 | Martha
    Sex trafficking of children and adults across the US In preparing for Super Bowl Sunday on February 5, 2012, Governor Mitch Daniels told legislators to tighten the state’s law on human trafficking. He warned that the Super Bowl is the type of event that attracts sexual predators.
  • Today’s slavery (Human trafficking is the second fastest-growing illegal industry in the US)

    01/28/2011 10:51:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 1/29/11 | Renée Loth
    Today’s slaveryA unified effort to end human trafficking By Renée Loth January 29, 2011 IN NEWARK, 20 young women and girls from West Africa were discovered working in hair-braiding salons for 14 hours a day with no pay. Their employer ruled over the victims, some as young as 10, with beatings, sexual assaults, and voodoo curses. Closer to home, five people were indicted in Quincy for operating brothels in rented apartments using immigrant women kept in a state of debt bondage with threats of deportation. In Danvers, a 13-year old runaway girl was offered to a group of men at...
  • Brothers compromised security at company's airport location

    12/03/2010 12:42:35 PM PST · by DFG · 18 replies
    Nashville City Paper ^ | 12/02/10 | James Nix
    A brother of three men indicted last month on federal sex trafficking charges provided one of them access to restricted areas at the Nashville International Airport including in the cockpit of a plane. The information came out during a hearing regarding the federal detention of Abdifatah Sharif Omar and Mohamed Sharif Omar Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Nashville. The two, along with brother Liban Sharif Omar, are three of the 29 individuals — mostly from Minneapolis and Nashville — indicted in November on federal charges of sex trafficking involving juvenile girls.
  • How Does Islam Advance “the Dignity of All Human Beings” when its Prophet Practiced Sex Slavery?

    08/12/2010 12:16:28 PM PDT · by nhungerford · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The White House Released this statement yesterday from President Barack Obama to commemorate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan: These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country. And today, I want to extend my best wishes to the 1.5...
  • President Obama, How Does Islam Advance Dignity when its Prophet Practiced and Condoned Sex Slavery?

    08/12/2010 12:08:50 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 14 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | August 12, 2010 | David Swindle
    The White House Released this statement yesterday from President Barack Obama to commemorate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan: These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.  And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country. And today, I want to extend my best wishes to the 1.5...
  • Breaking News: 8 American Missionaries Walk Free From Haitian Jail

    02/17/2010 3:23:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 683+ views
    February 17, 2010
    Breaking News: 8 American Missionaries Walk Free From Haitian Jail [This is the ticker on www.FoxNews.com]
  • ACORN Fires More Officials for Helping 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' in Washington Office

    09/11/2009 1:15:41 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 194 replies · 7,137+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 9/11/2009 | Staff
    Two more ACORN officials were fired Friday after a second video surfaced showing staffers in the community organizers' Washington office offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute acquire illegal home loans that would help them set up a brothel. The firings came less than 24 hours after another pair of ACORN officials from the group's Baltimore office were canned for instructing the "pimp" and "prostitute" how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador that pair said they wanted to import to work as child prostitutes....
  • Frank Lombard’s Wish List - by Mike Adams - FIRST reported on Free Republic

    07/06/2009 11:09:11 AM PDT · by Brytani · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    Townhall.com and Free Republic ^ | July 6, 2009 | Mike Adams
    Every week I head on over to Townhall.com to check out the latest postings of some of my favorite commentators. Today I happened across Mike Adams newest column in which he "breaks" the news of Frank Lombard's Amazon.com Book Wish-list. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, Frank Lombard, a University of NC Duke professor is currently in jail charged with, and has admitted, sexually molesting his 5 year old adopted sons. Using the name "Perv Dad for Fun", Lombard, in a chatroom, offered up his son for sex to an undercover cop. On June 30, 2009 I found...
  • Black Markets, Terrorists, Sex Slavery

    03/19/2009 11:25:25 PM PDT · by ADReditor · 306+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | 03/20/2009 | Jim Kouri
    From Himalayan villages to Eastern European cities, people — especially women and girls — are attracted by the prospect of a well-paid job as a domestic servant, waitress or factory worker. Human traffickers recruit victims through fake advertisements, mail-order bride catalogues and casual acquaintances. Upon arrival at their destination, victims are placed in conditions controlled by traffickers while they are exploited to earn illicit revenues. Many are physically confined, their travel or identity documents are taken away and they or their families are threatened if they do not cooperate.
  • Rift flares anew over Japan's wartime 'comfort women'

    08/10/2007 3:58:18 PM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 4 replies · 355+ views
    Yahoo-McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 8/9/07 | Tim Johnson
    "As one of Japan's former top television newscasters, Yoshiko Sakurai used a sweet modulated voice to convey the view shared by the country's elite on a controversy dating back more than 60 years: Japan's wartime use of "comfort women," the euphemism for sex slaves." "No documents exist to prove that Japan's military coerced women into sexual servitude during the war, Sakurai said. The allegations "are not based on fact." "For the hundreds of women around East Asia who've come forward since the mid-1990s to say they were forced into sexual servitude during the war, that's easier said than done. Many...
  • Japan rejects US calls for apology over 'comfort women'

    07/31/2007 4:02:22 PM PDT · by indcons · 31 replies · 719+ views
    Guardian ^ | Tuesday July 31, 2007 | Justin McCurry
    Japan today said it regretted a US congressional resolution demanding that it formally apologise for the use of tens of thousands of Asian women as sex slaves during the second world war, and insisted it had already made amends to the victims. The US House of Representatives passed a nonbinding resolution calling on the Japanese government to "formally acknowledge, apologise and accept historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner" for the sexual enslavement of as many as 200,000 "comfort women" in the 30s and 40s. The victims, mostly from Korea, China and the Philippines, were taken from their homes...
  • Japan sex slavery apology sought

    07/31/2007 3:09:38 PM PDT · by indcons · 9 replies · 340+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2007 | Los Angeles Times
    The U.S. House passed a nonbinding resolution urging Japan to apologize for coercing thousands of women into working as sex slaves for its World War II military. Officials in Tokyo say their country's leaders have apologized repeatedly, but the resolution's supporters say Japan has never fully assumed responsibility. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caused anger in March when he said there was no evidence that the women had been coerced. Lawmakers want an apology similar to the one the U.S. government gave to Japanese Americans forced into internment camps during World War II.
  • Four Score and Seven Men a Week (Sex Slavery)

    07/01/2007 12:14:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 106 replies · 2,745+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 6/26/07 | Caitlin DeMarco
    In 1860 there were nearly 4 million men, women and children were held as slaves in our nation's southern & border states. They were denied their natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They were helpless before their masters, forced to work long hours to make money for their owners, with little to no chance of ever earning enough money to buy their freedom. Escapees were often punished harshly with inhumane beatings. Female slaves could be forcibly taken by their masters for use as a sex object or given to anyone the master wished. In 1865, after...
  • Muhammad's Profession: Booty Ahoy!

    02/24/2007 5:52:17 AM PST · by Islamwatch · 8 replies · 513+ views
    islam-watch ^ | 24 Feb 2007 | Sher Khan
    What exactly was the profession of Mohammed, the founder of Islam? Did he work at Wal-Mart? Did he flip burgers at McDonald’s? Did he at least work for a Jew jeweler, making ornaments for the beautiful women of Medina? Find it out here:
  • Does “Freedom” Mean Freedom From Slavery? - A glaring omission.

    02/05/2007 5:00:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 909+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 05, 2007 | John R. Miller
    February 05, 2007, 0:00 a.m. Does “Freedom” Mean Freedom From Slavery?A glaring omission. By John R. Miller Freedom House released its ratings in January on the status of freedom in countries around the world. The ratings produced the usual smug smiles from those highly rated and the usual whining and wailing from governments criticized. But no one has commented on a gap in the annual report that has been evident for years. Once again, as in the past, there is no mention of how countries are doing in fighting the antithesis of freedom: slavery. Look at this and other...
  • Meredith May, San Francisco Chronicle Reporter, Exposes Trafficking Horrors (Sex Slavery)

    10/28/2006 11:26:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 1,626+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 10/24/06 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The San Francisco Chronicle's four-part series on sex trafficking exposes the harsh reality that trafficking in human beings is a lucrative and ruthlessly exploitative enterprise. Reporter Meredith May describes in haunting detail the story of You Mi, a Korean college girl whose attempts to settle her credit card debt land her in the middle of a sex slavery ring in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. May's reporting shines the harsh light of truth on the reprehensible sex trade and the morally outrageous behavior of the pimps, johns and criminal networks that are getting rich by exploiting girls like You Mi....
  • Mom gets photos of son missing for 24 years

    09/01/2006 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Btrp113Cav · 145 replies · 4,655+ views
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2006 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The mother of a boy abducted 24 years ago said she's bewildered by two photographs left at her front door, apparently showing her son and two other children bound and gagged.
  • FEATURE-Sex tourism thriving in U.S. Bible Belt (Atlanta)

    04/04/2006 11:51:00 AM PDT · by iPod Shuffle · 79 replies · 4,073+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4 Apr 2006 | Verna Gates and Mickey Goodman
    FEATURE-Sex tourism thriving in U.S. Bible Belt Tue 4 Apr 2006 8:01 AM ET By Verna Gates and Mickey Goodman ATLANTA, April 4 (Reuters) - In a sleazy hotel room, "Brittany," then aged 16 and drugged into oblivion, waited for the men to arrive. Her pimps sent as many as 17 clients an evening through the door. A "john" could even pre-book the pretty young blonde for $1,000 a night, sometimes flying in and then flying out from a nearby airport. None of this happened in Bangkok or Costa Rica, places that have become synonymous with sex tourism and underage...
  • Teen Girls Tell Their Stories of Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in U.S.

    02/10/2006 7:41:45 AM PST · by Sopater · 107 replies · 4,967+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 9, 2006
    International Sex Trafficking Is a Well-Known Problem, But It Happens Here as Well Feb. 9, 2006 — - Fifteen-year-old "Debbie" is the middle child in a close-knit Air Force family from suburban Phoenix, and a straight-A student -- the last person most of us would expect to be forced into the seamy world of sex trafficking. But Debbie, which is not her real name, is one of thousands of young American girls who authorities say have been abducted or lured from their normal lives and made into sex slaves. While many Americans have heard of human trafficking in other parts...
  • Dutch police target sex worker smuggling

    01/17/2006 12:12:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 719+ views
    UPI ^ | 16 January 2006
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Dutch police are asking clients of Amsterdam's red light district to help fight forced prostitution. Each year about 3,500 women are trafficked to the Netherlands to work in brothels or illegal escort agencies, the BBC reported. A public-awareness campaign to fight forced prostitution was launched with a series of television appeals, asking customers to report any sex workers who appear to be working against their will. The Netherlands has thousands of self-employed prostitutes and Amsterdam's famous red-light district is as much an attraction as the art galleries and cannabis coffee shops, the BBC said....
  • U.S. stalls on human trafficking

    01/02/2006 4:51:03 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 338+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Dec. 28, 2005 | Cam Simpson
    WASHINGTON - Three years ago, President Bush declared that he had "zero tolerance" for trafficking in humans by the government's overseas contractors, and two years ago Congress mandated a similar policy. But .... the Defense Department has yet to adopt a policy to bar human trafficking. A proposal prohibiting defense contractor involvement in human trafficking for forced prostitution and labor was drafted by the Pentagon last summer, but five defense lobbying groups oppose key provisions and a final policy still appears to be months away, according to those involved and Defense Department records. The lobbying groups opposing the plan say...
  • In a Shift, Anti-Prostitution Effort Targets Pimps and Johns

    12/15/2005 9:56:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 34 replies · 798+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2005 | Laura Blumenfeld
    The john peeked into the massage parlor. "Hi, sweetie," said Kim, the manager of the Korean-run club in downtown Washington. The john, a tall man in his fifties, stepped inside, smiling anxiously. He wore a chaste white shirt and sharply parted hair, and he smelled as if he'd had a drink. "Look at his face -- very tired," Kim said as he went inside. "Sad people come. Stress people. This customer stay 30 minutes, then happy. Everybody happy." Not everybody. A national campaign against prostitution has intensified in political, nonprofit and law enforcement circles, so much so that yesterday the...
  • Sex-trade children flown to region (UK)

    11/27/2005 8:29:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 703+ views
    Yorkshire Post (UK) ^ | 10 November 2005 | Paul Jeeves
    Traders in misery try to avoid detection by switching to smaller airports ___ GLOBAL crime syndicates have begun to use Yorkshire airports to evade detection to bring child prostitutes into the country in their multi-billion pound trade in human misery. The criminal gangs behind the smuggling rings, which stretch as far afield as Africa, the Far East and across Europe, have switched their focus to smaller airports as they attempt to escape the attention of the authorities. Britain's largest airports have been exploited in the past, but immigration officials at Heathrow and Gatwick are becoming increasingly aware of the smuggling...
  • Concerns mounting for quake's orphans (Pakistan)

    11/27/2005 8:16:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 26, 2005 | Ashraf Khalil and John M. Glionna
    Trafficking of children reported in Pakistan ___ ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- She is a girl without an identity, whisked here by helicopter from the earthquake zone, one of the devastating temblor's anonymous -- and most vulnerable -- victims. The teenager, her hair cut short for head surgery, cries uncontrollably and cannot remember her name or that of her village. Hospital workers call her Aisha. ''She's alone in the world. She doesn't recognize anybody," said Dr. Robina Quiesha, of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences. ''I really don't know what will become of her." A magnitude-7.6 earthquake rocked this region Oct. 8....
  • Couple accused of turning teen into sex slave: Police say runaway girl, 15, gang-raped and tortured

    11/10/2005 6:22:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies · 3,073+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/9/05 | AP
    PHOENIX - A couple held a runaway teen captive in a hollow bed frame for weeks and forced her to have sex for money with people they found on the Internet, police said. The 15-year-old girl managed to call family members for help while 18-year-old Matthew Gray and 19-year-old Janelle Butler were sleeping Monday night, authorities said. The two were arrested Tuesday. The girl ran away from her El Mirage home in September and met the couple through a friend about three hours after she disappeared, police Sgt. Andy Hill said. They took her to a park, bound her and...
  • Group accused of forcing Honduran women to work in New Jersey bars as slaves

    07/21/2005 9:41:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 2,496+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 07.22.05 | JEFFREY GOLD
    Group accused of forcing Honduran women to work in New Jersey bars as slaves NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Women as young as 14 were smuggled into the United States from rural Honduran villages and put to work in three northern New Jersey bars, drinking and dancing with customers to repay the smugglers, who beat the women if they objected, according to a federal indictment handed up Thursday. Some of the women were raped by the smugglers, and those who became pregnant were forced to take abortion-inducing drugs so they could stay on the job, enticing bar patrons to buy more...
  • Gangs use voodoo in Nigeria sex trade

    05/19/2005 10:41:26 PM PDT · by zaxxon · 9 replies · 544+ views
    Gangs use voodoo in Nigeria sex trade Police seek help from Christian groups ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- If she runs away from her life of prostitution, her parents will become sick and die. At least that's what this Nigerian woman believes. The threatened curse, she claims, was part of a voodoo rite performed in her homeland just weeks before she was brought to Greece by a prostitution ring. "I have no doubt in its power," says the petite 24-year-old, who goes by the alias of Maria and described being forced into seven-night-a-week duty at a flophouse brothel on an Athens...
  • Report: Japan sex industry ensnares Latin women

    04/29/2005 10:53:08 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 65 replies · 11,317+ views
    cnn ^ | 4-29-05
    LIMA, Peru (AP) -- At least 1,700 women from Latin America and the Caribbean are lured each year into sexual slavery in Japan's huge illicit sex industry, according to a new report. A team of researchers hired by the Organization of American States found that most of the women come from Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. The team of researchers -- led by Phillip Linderman, an expert on loan from the U.S. State Department -- presented the "Rapid Assessment Report" to an international seminar on human trafficking sponsored by Peru's Foreign Ministry on Friday. The OAS analysis was culled...
  • Migrant Women Trapped in Europe's Sex Industry

    04/28/2005 10:46:22 AM PDT · by rightwinggoth · 6 replies · 1,088+ views
    Yahoo! (Reuters) ^ | 04/27/2005 | Tom Pfeiffer
    LONDON (Reuters) - The money Rosa was earning in a Turkish shoe factory was not enough to support the three children she had left behind in Ukraine. ADVERTISEMENT Then her new friend in Turkey, Katerina, told her she could earn $700 a month as a casino waitress in Bosnia and convinced Rosa to come home with her to Moldova and then make their way to Bosnia. "I began to think of all the things I could do to change my life to help my children, my family." As the time came to leave Moldova, Katerina said she had a problem...
  • The Price of Sex [Slavery]

    10/20/2004 12:59:45 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 798+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 15 October 2004 | Louise I. Shelley
    For those who have observed the astronomical growth of the global sex trade in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe over the past 15 years, the shock of Victor Malarek's "The Natashas" is unfortunately all too familiar. But Malarek brings home the severity and tragedy of the phenomenon through the personal stories of women who have been trafficked, his encounters with peacekeepers across the world, and interviews with both men and women who valiantly try to combat the ever-growing phenomenon with little success and, often, great personal cost. The most unusual part of this investigation is that it is...
  • Bosnia sex trade shames UN

    10/06/2004 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 791+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | 09 Feb 2003 | DOMINIC HIPKINS
    A SENIOR United Nations official is demanding that her colleagues involved in the sex trade in Bosnia should be stripped of their immunity and prosecuted. Madeleine Rees, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bosnia, has broken ranks to demand that UN officials, international peacekeepers and police who are involved in sex crimes be brought to justice in their home countries.
  • DoD Fights Human Trafficking With Training, Awareness

    09/23/2004 1:19:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies · 159+ views
    US Department of Defense ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    What President Bush referred to as a "special evil" during a 2003 address to the U.N. General Assembly was the topic of a joint hearing here today. The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony on how the U.S. military is working to deter the patronization of prostitutes and human trafficking. The common thread in the testimony was training. State Department representative John R. Miller and Defense Department representatives Charles Abell, Army Gen. Leon J. LaPorte and Joseph E. Schmitz also cited cooperation with host countries as being important in addressing the issue of human trafficking and prostitution. Miller is director...
  • Troops May Be Tried for Using Prostitutes

    09/21/2004 4:12:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 149 replies · 3,079+ views
    Philly Burbs .com ^ | PAULINE JELINEK
    U.S. troops stationed overseas could face a court martial for patronizing prostitutes under a new regulation drafted by the Pentagon. The move is part of a Defense Department effort to lessen the possibility that troops will contribute to human trafficking in areas near their overseas bases by seeking the services of women forced into prostitution. In recent years, "women and girls are being forced into prostitution for a clientele consisting largely of military services members, government contractors and international peacekeepers" in places like South Korea and the Balkans, Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., said Tuesday at a Capitol Hill forum on...
  • United Nations child sex shame (Its your taxs money that pay fot this)

    09/18/2004 2:57:23 PM PDT · by watchout · 4 replies · 1,316+ views
    .iol.co.za/ ^ | September 18, 2004 | Jesper Strudsholm
    United Nations child sex shame Kalemie, Democratic Republic of Congo - The United Nations truck to the biggest brothel in Kalemie departs every Saturday night at "21 hundred hours", as they say in the military. And soldiers they are, including South Africans, the men who descend from the white truck with official UN logos. They then enter "Mon Jardin", an ostensible discotheque, but the real purpose of which is revealed by a half-naked woman on a huge wall painting. Her one hand fondles a breast while the other points to a curtain, barely hiding the courtyard behind which a number...
  • The Modern Scourge of Sex Slavery

    09/15/2004 8:05:33 PM PDT · by walford · 15 replies · 1,467+ views
    Soldier of Fortune ^ | Oct. 2004 issue | SOF staff
    The Children, the Desperate, the Helpless, the Homeless Fall Victim to the Heartless Hong Kong: loud, decadent, exotic, dazzling day and night with flashing, brilliant, multicolored lights. Quite a contrast from Paris -- the serene, romantic city of warmth, hope and dreams that I had just left. Hong Kong's streets were lined with makeshift shelters used to sell meager goods by day, and as shelters by night for some of the million Chinese who had escaped the tyranny of the Communist regime on the mainland. The ex-pat community and the elite Hong Kong Chinese, on the other hand, had built...
  • Cambodia Battles Pedophiles by Deporting Them

    01/17/2004 7:56:47 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 35 replies · 586+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2004 | JAMES BROOKE
    HNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia, whose postwar opening for tourism went as far as to include child prostitution, has begun a campaign against suspected pedophiles, increasingly deporting them for trial in their home countries. Private child protection groups, foreign governments and police forces in Cambodia are working together on the problem. Free city guidebooks and maps now carrying ads warning in red type, "Sex with children is a crime." "It was total impunity before in Cambodia," Rodney Hatfield, a representative for Unicef, which has started its own ad campaign. "Now it is getting harder and harder" for adults to prey...
  • UN damns Czech-German child sex

    10/28/2003 4:05:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 998+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28 October 2003
    The United Nations organisation for children, Unicef, has produced a damning report on child prostitution on the German-Czech border. Unicef calls the region a haven for paedophilia, saying that some children were being sold into sex slavery by their own families. Tens of thousands of Germans cross the border to abuse the children, officials say. Children as young as eight have been seen negotiating over sex practices and prices - and some are paid only in sweets, according to the report's author. The Czech Republic is becoming a discount market for sex with children...Europe's biggest brothel Adolf Gallwitz Police psychologist...