United Nations report on sexual
abuse of children
Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), for humanitarian affairs,
which is working in cooperation with the United Nations, has issued a report
on the phenomenon of the sexual abuse of children in the new American Iraq.
According to the report, hundreds of families in Iraq have found the trade
of homosexuality with children as a means of living, under the blockage of
horizons and the deterioration of the security conditions in Iraq.
The report tells the story of an Iraqi woman, called Om Zakaria, whose
husband has been disabled from work, due to illness. She does not see any
harm in handing her two sons, 13 and 14, to a gang that trades in the field
of children's sex inside Iraq. She considered that the gang has done her a
favor and that she is proud of her two sons.
Om Zakaria said, "We are a poor family. My husband can work no more. Three
months ago the head of a gang working in this field came to my house. He
offered us money in case we allowed our sons to work with him. Thanks to
him, now we have a good income." She continued, "Some people might view the
matter as a shock, but at least we can eat and I am proud of my two sons."
The report states various cases and interviews the children who are sexually
abused. Some of them work upon the consent of their families and others are
scared of murder at the hands of the father or relatives, in case they found
out their situation and state.
The report refers to some children who are forces to sell their flesh for
the seekers of the taboo joy. It also talks about some families who have
forbidden their children from going to school for fear of falling into the
trap of the criminal gangs of sex.
The report quotes an interview with a distinguished head of one of those
gangs, who is not embarrassed to speak frankly of the nature of his work,
considering that what his gang offers is similar to any other business.
A former Un study stated that a quarter of Iraqi children are suffering from
some sort of malnutrition, while one tenth of Iraqi children are suffering
from a type of hunger.
On the other hand, on May 12, in the United Nations headquarters in Geneva,
the international organization for controlling drug trafficking announced
that Iraq is about to be a transit station for transporting the heroine,
which is manufactured in Afghanistan, to Europe through Iran. In the new
democratic federal American Iraq, mercenaries from all over the world
receive more than 1000 dollars a day in return for executing security
missions, that were necessitated by the conditions resulting from the
occupation, while there are successive reports on administrative corruption
and organized looting of everything in the slaughtered Iraq, which became a
Mecca and refuge for criminals, gangs, murderers and drug dealers. What
arouses astonishment, wonder and grief is the scarcity, if not
non-existence, of the interested voices that are concerned about Iraqi
children; whether politicians or references that have concluded a truce with
The parties that came through the tanks of the occupation are carrying
burdens that are remote from the burdens of the oppressed Iraqi citizens.
Some are moving with breeder-crossing remote control from all directions,
especially the eastern side, carrying their agendas and foreign contacts.
Abdel Aziz Al Hakim, for example, is calling for giving Iran 100 billion
dollars as compensations, while hunger and need force an Iraqi woman to sell
her sons at the slaves' market.
Al Ja'fari is launching statements praising the Kuwaiti situation after the
borders' crisis with it. He is grateful for their favor and the white hands
of the Kuwaiti government, which is receiving the billions of Iraqi
compensations, with great hunger, and is submitting new requests to the UN
for huge compensations, due to the environmental damages that the Iraqi
occupation has caused Kuwait, despite the act that Iraq is now
illegitimately occupied for two years, which has destroyed Iraqi lands,
people, health, industry and infrastructure, in which Kuwait had an official
effective participation. On the other hand, hunger, oppression,
disenlightenment and humiliation is greatly spreading in Iraq.
I was expecting Iraqi references, on top of which is Al Sestani, to speak
about the suffering of Iraqis, and the torture and insults that they
suffered and are still suffering from, in Abu Gharib, Buka and the known and
unknown detention camps. I was expecting the spiritual leaders to protest
against the situation in which the occupation and its Iraqi agents have led
Iraqis to what they are currently suffering from; of oppression and huger,
to the extent that a woman sells the flesh and chastity of her children to
fight the merciless hunger.
The references that have concluded a truce with the occupation issue
religious opinions that urge people for the elections on the American
agenda. They request people to save in electricity and then bless the
federation, or in clearer words "the division and fragmentation for Iraq.
What did the world do for the hunger of Iraqi children, the trade in their
flesh and chastity and fooling with their present and destroying their
future? Where are the Arab and Islamic countries and those in charge, whom
we heard a lot of praise for that reminded us of the early era of Islam with
regard to their responsibility for the nation's burdens? How do they rest
with billions of dollars in their safes, while Iraqi children are hungry and
wake up in despair, while the Prophet Mohamed, PBUH, says
"He is not a believer, who sleeps full while his knows
that his neighbor is hungry."
7 Sep 2005