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Wednesday, June 22, 2016


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Muslim children learn about rape Jihad from the Koran, the Hadith, and from their elders:  Female Islamic Scholar says it is religiously correct and encouraged to rape non-Muslim women - Watch VIDEO
Europe has been under a wave of Muslim individual and gang rapes for many years. Due to the increased Muslim migration to the USA, these crimes are occurring here too.  All ages and genders are victimized. 

BREITBARTPolice Chief Craig Kingsbury of Twin Falls, Idaho, confirmed Monday that three Sudanese and Iraqi boys allegedly sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl, and that two of them have been sent to a detention center after allegedly brutalizing the American child. 

The suspects — two of whom are 10 and 14 years old — have been in Twin Falls for less than two years, he said, according to an Idaho TV station, KIVI-TV ABC 6. The news site used the word “rape” while the police chief said “sexual assault.”

Key points on this article:
Scared young girl with an adult man's hand covering her mouth
  • On June 2 boys from Muslim migrant families threatened a five-year old girl in her own apartment building.
  • They stripped themselves, stripped her, urinated in her mouth, and videotaped their acts.
  • The media has tried to play down the news focusing on originally inaccurate details (the attackers were initially wrongly identified as Syrians instead of Iraqi and Sudanese)  rather than the assault itself. 
  • According to residents at a public meeting, Muslim criminal behavior is rampant in the city.
  • A city councilman retorted that the accusers are racists for stating those facts.
  • The Obama administration continues to import Muslim migrants.  One million in eight years.
  • This in spite of the FBI being overwhelmed investigating growing number of Muslim terror threats and general criminality and radicalization in Muslim communities, both in first and second generation migrants. 
  • Twin Falls City Council seems peculiarly amenable to favor Muslim migrants.  Their application for a mosque was approved in ONE DAY, while all other construction takes weeks to get approval.  What is behind it?
  • Sexual abuse of little girls is condoned by the Koran, with its approval of marriage to pre-pubescent girls.  Prophet Mohammed married a NINE year old girl.  Girls often die from injuries from rape by their husbands or in subsequent childbirth.
  • Sexual abuse of boys is also practiced throughout the Muslim world.  In Afghanistan Western troops were horrified by these rapes but were ordered not to meddle in local customs. 
  • The sexual abuse of children happen at all social levels in Islam.  The daughter of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat was married as a child to an older man who mistreated her.  She had to wait to be of legal age to divorce him.  Watch her video interview further on this page.
  • A large number of boys in Gaza are also sexually abused, but families cover up the crimes out of shame.
  • This blog recently posted article with scientific studies showing how Muslim indoctrination, child abuse, and inbreeding produce generations of psychopaths.  HERE
REBEL MEDIA exclusive interview with elderly lady who saved the little girl as she was being assaulted by Muslim migrant boys in the building laundry room, and then denounced the crime.  According to the girl's parents, doctors who checked the girl said she had been RAPED. 
Watch UPDATE VIDEO, and continue reading about the Twin Falls assault, and RELATED articles on rape in Islam

In the meantime the mainstream media and authorities continue to play down this traumatic attack on a little girl.  They care more about protecting foreign depraved rapists than a victimized American child.  The same thing is happening in Europe, where the media and authorities, including police, protect the Muslim perpetrators but betray their victims.




The day after the arrests, local residents formed the Facebook community “Justice for Our Children” in support of the young victim and her family that has more than 9,000 members. A petition was circulated, attracting more than 2,500 signatures in less than three days.
“Many people in this community are in awe, and outraged that no consequences are being served to these boys nor their parents for this vile incident,” reads the petition letter dated Jun 18.
“We feel there is an incredible lack of justice being served. We are not targeting due to racism. We are targeting these individuals because of their horrific acts. No one should go without consequences for actions like these no matter the age or language barrier.”
Davis Odell, a community resident who has been in close contact with the victim’s family said the boys dragged the unnamed girl into a utility room in the Fawnbrook Apartments, a low-income, subsidized housing complex in Twin Falls, and assaulted her in an attack that ended when a neighbor happened upon the scene and called police.
The Fawnbrook Apartments where the crime took place. 
“They stripped her naked, and urinated in her mouth,” Odell told, citing his conversations with the girl's family.  We’re worried that these are the kids who will be going to school with our kids,” said Odell. “We want to know what is happening.”

The following report originally appeared on  WND

A 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two boys at an apartment complex in Twin Falls, Idaho — while a third boy filmed the attack — and some local residents are charging the police and city officials with covering up the fact that the boys are from Muslim immigrant families from Sudan and Iraq.
At least three local newspapers have tried to discredit the reports of the assault, focusing instead on a few details that were erroneously reported by bloggers while ignoring or downplaying the broader truth of the story — that Muslim migrants stripped down and humiliated a vulnerable little girl.
If not for the alert action of an 89-year-old grandmother, who witnessed “something funny” going on in the community’s laundry room and immediately put a stop to it, the assault may have taken an even worse turn. 

Snopes also posted an article debunking the initial false reports about the boys being “Syrian” Muslims but failed to point out that they were indeed Sudanese and Iraqi Muslims.
In a new twist to the story, the Twin Falls City Council met Monday night and was given an earful by residents who warned last year that exactly this type of criminal behavior was being invited into their community through refugee resettlement.
“Islam has declared global jihad on us,” Vicky Davis of Twin Falls told the council. “And Obama, this administration, is bringing them in as fast as he possibly can.”
“They’re on your head, your head, your head, yours, yours,” she said as she pointed at each member of the council.
One city councilman shot back with accusations of his own, saying many of the concerned citizens were “white supremacists.”
Twin Falls is one of more than a dozen “pockets of resistance” across the U.S. where residents are protesting the arrival of United Nations-approved “refugees” from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and other Muslim nations.
The protesters are often met with smaller counter-protests that attempt to brand them as “Islamophobes” or “racist.”
Hundreds rallied in Twin Falls last fall against the expected arrival of more Muslim refugees from the Middle East. And residents have been calling for greater transparency from the College of Southern Idaho, which is resettling refugees in the area for the federal government.
The alleged sexual assault occurred on June 2 at Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls. The low-income complex houses at least two immigrant families from Sudan and Iraq.

Photo taken at Twin Falls apartment complex where a 5-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by two young boys while an older boy filmed the boys urinating on her.
This photo was taken by a Twin Falls activist outside the city’s juvenile detention center showing family of boys who allegedly stripped and assaulted a 5-year-old girl while an older boy filmed them. Two of the suspected Muslim boys were from Sudan, the other from Iraq.
WND talked to residents of Fawnbrook who sent photographs of women in burqas on the grounds at different times of day.
The photo below is even more revealing, taken by a local activist at the Snake River Juvenile Detention Center in Twin Falls Monday as two of the Sudanese boys were being arraigned following their arrests last Friday. 
Earlier reports that multiple “Syrian” refugees had gang-raped the girl “at knife-point” were inaccurate, however.
“There was no gang rape, there was no Syrian involvement, there were no Syrian refugees involved, there was no knife used, there was no inactivity by the police,” Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs told the Spokesman Review, a local newspaper. “I’m looking at the Drudge Report headline: ‘Syrian Refugees Rape Little Girl at Knifepoint in Idaho’ – all false.”
But an attack did occur and it was perpetrated by Muslim migrants.
Jolene Payne, an 89-year-old retired nurse who lives at the complex, told WND she was an eye witness to the incident and gave her account to police the day after it happened.
“This happened three weeks ago around 3:30. I was sitting on my porch patio and I looked over and saw this boy taking pictures with a camera,” Payne told WND. “He was from Africa or somewhere overseas, standing outside the laundry room taking pictures of kids in the laundry room.”
She said she immediately walked over to the laundry room and opened the door.
“I found them in there. I knew there was something going on because the boy (with the phone camera) was acting funny, he was taking pictures but he was telling the two younger boys what to do,” she said.
She said the boy filming the assault is 14 and the two who were inside the laundry room with the girl are ages 7 and 10.
When she flung open the door she found a disturbing scene.
“The door was cracked enough for him to see the pictures he was taking. I opened that door and I almost fainted when I saw what was going on and I’m a nurse,” Payne said. “What a pitiful thing for a poor little girl to go through.”
The “little tiny white girl, 5 years old,” was standing there with her clothes off, Payne said. The two younger boys were also naked.
“The police came and then the next day detectives came and talked to me alone,” Payne said.
“All I know is what I told them. The worst thing was the way they peed all over her clothes and on her too, and I thought that was one of the meanest things I’ve ever saw done,” she added.
“And we know those kids must know a lot more than the kids in America of that age. I’ve never seen any of them do anything like that to little girls, and we have a lot of children around here.”

 “The little girl had no clothes on. The boys took them off. The littlest boy said ‘we didn’t do it, he told us to,’ pointing to the older boy. They’re just kids that have a mother and they moved here from overseas. The women don’t even talk any English, some of them do, but others don’t. They wear long dresses and long black things on their heads.
‘She was scared to death’
There was no knife involved, Payne said.  “I saw two boys and one little girl scared to death,” she continued. “I told them boys you better get your clothes on. She was scared to death, crying ‘Grandma Jo, Grandma Jo, help me.’ I’m not her grandmother but that’s what all the kids around here call me.”
The little girl’s mother is not in good health and her father works during the day, Payne said, adding that the parents are close friends of hers.

Refugees in Twin Falls
Twin Falls has not received any Syrian refugees but it has received 308 refugees from mostly Muslim Iraq and another 161 mostly Muslim Sudanese refugees since 2009, according to the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.
Idaho has received 57 Syrian refugees since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011 but all have been resettled in Boise, not Twin Falls, according to the federal database.
The agencies that resettle refugees in Twin Falls said the apartment complex in question has not been used to house refugees. But refugee families don’t have to stay in their original living arrangements and could have moved there afterward.
Only two of the three boys have been taken into custody at a juvenile detention center. The 7-year-old who was caught on video actually assaulting the girl has never been arrested, sources tell WND.
The Spokesman Review article accused “anti-Muslim and conspiracy-oriented websites” of reporting a “false story,” which was then on social media and “pushed by local anti-refugee activists.”
The Idaho Statesman later came out with a similar story, blaming a “false report” on “conspiracy and anti-Muslim websites.”
Zeze Rwasama, director of the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center in Twin Falls, said told the Spokesman Review he was “stunned by the false story.”
“We have not resettled Syrians in this area,” he said. “Now, it’s not because we don’t want to resettle them, I want to make that clear, just because they have not come our way yet. But it is very surprising that people are pushing the Syrians in this area. That shows me that probably there’s a different agenda that I don’t know of. If there is a story to tell, then the story should be all accurate.”
‘Nobody should be stunned’
But nobody should be “stunned” by a criminal report involving refugees, says Ann Corcoran, who has been following the refugee program for the past nine years with the blog Refugee Resettlement Watch.
While the original report by Infowars, bloggers and other “conspiracy” websites had some inaccuracies, the basic thrust of their reports was true — that a little white girl was sexually assaulted by Muslim migrants, likely refugees.
“They got the nationality wrong and a couple of other minor points, but it was otherwise spot on,” Corcoran said.
“And, there is no doubt that if local residents, criticized by their elected officials, hadn’t pushed this story out to the public, with a few small errors like the nationalities of the perps, the whole case would have been swept under the rug,” she said. “Heck, the assault took place almost three weeks ago!”
The reason that stories like this get embellished on social media and the bloggosphere is because the federal government and the contractors it hires to resettle refugees have operated in secrecy for 35 years and the public doesn’t know what is going on, Corcoran told WND.
“If they were forthright with us these things wouldn’t get embellished. Have them tell us the truth,” she said.
“If they say this is untruthful then tell us what is the truth, that’s one thing. In this community for this to happen, it confirms what the critics have been saying all along. And you have the left saying everything is just sweetness and light and it’s all such a good thing so when a bad thing happens they have to keep it secret.”
Corcoran also notes that many major media outlets, including the New York Times, rushed out to Idaho to cover the “Islamophobes” who were protesting the arrival of refugees late last year. But those same media outlets are nowhere to be found when a little girl is sexually assaulted by what appears to have been refugee boys.
And it isn’t the first such case, either. In 2009 an 8-year-old girl was gang-raped by four Liberian refugee boys ages 9 to 14.
At last week’s Twin Falls City Council meeting, the Spokesman Review reported that several local residents spoke out against the resettlement of refugees in their city. They cited the rape story and others warned that “ISIS is here,” and, “There’s a lot of pornography on foreigner web pages in Twin Falls.”
The speakers also objected to the city’s approval of a local mosque, and charged that a Muslim woman had spit on someone at a local grocery store.
Idaho residents rally against refugee resettlement in a march through Twin Falls on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Twin Falls residents protest against government-sponsored
Muslim resettlement in their town, last October 19, 2015.
Twin Falls council members told residents last week they knew nothing about the alleged rape, and that if the residents know anything about a crime being committed, they should call the police.
At Monday’s meeting, however, the mayor admitted that things could have been handled better and with more transparency while still guarding the identities of the juveniles involved.
‘Many Muslims’ working at Chobani Yogurt
The criminal case against the three immigrant boys in Twin Falls has been sealed by a judge, which is customary in juvenile cases.
Local resident Eric Odell spoke at Monday night’s meeting and said he had many Muslims working under him when he was a shift leader at the Chobani Yogurt plant in Twin Falls, and that while most of them were great people, a few were evil or frightening, the Times-News reported.
Odell called for some sort of local refugee vetting system (the federal government has the sole responsibility for vetting refugees) to better “pick the ones who deserve a second chance,” according to the Times-News.

Watch VIDEO of Twin Falls City Council where citizens denounce sexual assault of little girl and the subsequent police, city government, and media cover up - as well as city council attitude regarding growing concern with Muslim crime in the community
Click here:  THE REBEL 

Twin Falls City Council approves mosque in only ONE DAY


Canadian mainstream media
covers up migrant children violence
against Canadian children in school



Silvester-Bilanz: Hunderte Täter, 118 Anzeigen, 0 VerdächtigeGERMANY: 

- Minister told police to remove word "RAPE" from Muslim migrants crime reports
- If governments are the first to break the law, what can we expect from criminals?


POST SCRIPT - Only one suspect was arrested, and then released.  Not a single one from that large group of migrants gang raping women in Cologne was ever charged with anything at all. 

In a way, European authorities are becoming complicit with the Muslim culture of rape and criminality they imported from the Middle East and Africa.  They tell Europeans that things have changed and it's up to them to protect themselves from Muslim crime. 


Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries
The Obama Administration is on pace to issue more than a million green cards to migrants from majority-Muslim countries, according to an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data.

A chart released by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest Friday details the surge in immigration to the U.S. from majority-Muslim countries since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.
Specifically, in the first six fiscal years of Obama’s presidency (FY2009 – FY2014), his administration issued 832,014 green cards to migrants majority-Muslim countries, the most of which were issued to migrants from Pakistan (102,000), Iraq (102,000), Bangladesh (90,000), Iran (85,000), Egypt (56,000), and Somalia (37,000).
Somali migrants in Minnesota - More than one in five tests positive for TB (Read more Bare Naked Islam )
The total 832,014 new permanent residents do not include migrants on temporary, nonimmigrant visas — which allow foreign nationals to come to the U.S. temporarily for work, study, tourism and the like. As the subcommittee notes, the number also does not include those migrants who overstayed the terms of their visas.


What SCIENCE has to say about the Muslim mindset
-  The tortuous sexual lives and minds of the followers of ISLAM
- Dr. Nicolai Sennels explains why Islam creates psychopaths
- What 14 centuries of indoctrination and inbreeding have done to the Muslim brain

On this page:
  • Omar Mateen, the Muslim terrorist who massacred homosexuals at a gay bar, was secretly a gay man himself.
  • Sexuality is extremely conflicted in Islam, leading to frustration, depravity, rape, and violence.
  • Article:  In Afghanistan, where Omar's parents were raised, men use little boys for sexual pleasure.  Western troops who became aware of this were ordered by their commanders not to interfere with local customs.  
  • Islam has shaped the mindset of many generations since the 7th century through culture, history and indoctrination.
  • The science of epigenetics demonstrates that cultural, emotional, and physical experiences change the way our genes are expressed, and that those changes are inheritable.  There is more than ideas to the way Muslim behave.
  • Article:  Epigenetics and How Your Grandparents' Traumatic Experiences Left a Mark on Your Genes
  • Fourteen centuries of Islamic lifestyle have left an indelible mark in the mind of current generations.
  • Therefore it is not easy to deprogram Muslim fanaticism through reasoning, or even through exposure to the advantages of a liberal upbringing in the West.
  • Article by psychologist Nicolai Sennels, who has specialized in the treatment of Muslims:  How Islam Creates Sociopaths
  • Article by Dr Nicolai Sennels:  How Muslim Inbreeding impacts health, intelligence, and society 
  • Perhaps it is time we used science to understand why Muslim factions have been killing each other for 14 centuries (Sunni-Shia conflict), and why no reasonable accommodation on the part of Israel has been able to solve the Israeli-Muslim conflict. 


Scientists at Duke University in North Carolina have found that forming a habit alters the brain's circuitry, leading to lasting changes which make us crave food, or repeat behaviours. Stock imageSTUDY: BRAINS GET PERMANENTLY REWIRED BY HABITS, particularly bad ones - ALSO: The sciences of genetics and epigenetics show how ISLAM's inbreeding, indoctrination and traditional practices cause inheritable damage leading to violence, rape and cognitive deficiency



The Koran and Hadith sanction and encourage the rape of non-Muslim women

 - She ended up in a wheelchair with mental breakdown
- Swedish Left says it would be racist to expel rapists
-  Tribunal PAYS compensation to one Afghan rapist due to some unintentional mistake during proceedings.


The Koran condones men's marriage to child brides.  Their prophet Mohammad set the example when he married a NINE years old girl.  In Muslim countries even pre-pubescent girls must cover up to avoid attracting the attention of men. 

Child bride, 13, dies of internal injuries four days after arranged marriage in Yemen

DAILY MAIL - 13-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal injuries four days after a family-arranged marriage to a man almost twice her age, a human rights group said.
Ilham Mahdi al Assi died last Friday in a hospital in Yemen's Hajja province, the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights said, quoting a medical report.
She was married the previous Monday in a traditional arrangement known as a 'swap marriage', in which the brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, it said.
Sigrid Kaag, regional director for UNICEF, said in a statement that the United Nations child agency was 'dismayed by the death of yet another child bride in Yemen'.
'Elham is a martyr of abuse of children's lives in Yemen and a clear example of what is justified by the lack of limits on the age of marriage,' SAF said in a statement.
A medical report from al-Thawra hospital said she suffered a tear to her genitals and severe bleeding.
The Yemeni rights group said the girl was married off in an agreement between two men to marry each other's sisters to avoid having to pay expensive bride-prices.
The practice of marrying young girls is widespread in Yemen and drew the attention of international rights groups seeking to pressure the government to outlaw child marriages.
Legislation that would make it illegal for those under the age of 17 to marry is in serious peril after strong opposition from some of Yemen's most influential Islamic leaders.
The group said that was a common arrangement in the deeply impoverished country.
Yemen's gripping poverty plays a role in hindering efforts to stamp out the practice, as poor families find themselves unable to say no to bride-prices in the hundreds of dollars for their daughters.
More than a quarter of Yemen's females marry before age 15, according to a report last year by the Social Affairs Ministry.
Tribal custom also plays a role, including the belief that a young bride can be shaped into an obedient wife, bear more children and be kept away from temptation.
Last month, a group of the country's highest Islamic authorities declared those supporting a ban on child marriages to be apostates.
A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed and sent back to parliament's constitutional committee for review after some politicians called it un-Islamic. The committee is expected to make a final decision on the legislation this month.
Some of the clerics who signed the decree against a ban sit on the committee.
Further imperilling the effort is the weak government's reluctance to confront the clerics and other conservative tribal officials, whose support is essential to their fragile hold on power.
The issue of Yemen's child brides got widespread attention three years ago when an eight-year-old girl boldly went by herself to a courtroom and demanded a judge dissolve her marriage to a man in his 30s.
She eventually won a divorce, and legislators began looking at ways to curb the practice.
In September, a 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labour to give birth, a local human rights organisation said.
Yemen once set 15 as the minimum age for marriage, but parliament annulled that law in the 1990s, saying parents should decide when a daughter marries.


Child sexual abuse does not only happen in villages and among the uneducated population.  It's a well-established custom all over Islam.
Camelia Sadat, daughter of President Sadat of Egypt, the same president awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, tells of how he forced her at age 12 to marry one of his collaborators.  The marriage was abusive and violent.  Once she grew up she managed to divorce him.  Here she is telling her story.

She said the “harshness with which my husband treated me went beyond words, curses, or even physical [abuse]. It reached a very severe level.”
“He would explode at me, whenever he felt like it,” Sadat said. “He could do anything. He treated me just as he treated his soldiers, or maybe even worse.”
Sadat said she had two miscarriages, at age 13 and 14. To give birth to her only daughter Iqbal, named for her mother, she had to spend the first five months of pregnancy on her back, with her legs propped up on cushions.
“I received stabilizing injections, because I had a uterus of a child, which could not carry a pregnancy,” she said.
Camelia Sadat said she went to her father after suffering regular beatings by her husband. When her husband came to retrieve her, Anwar Sadat confronted him about the beatings.
“My husband would say: ‘By God, she’s a child,” Camelia Sadat said. “She hides behind doors and goes: Boo! She wants to play … I say to her: ‘Not now’ … After a while, she decides to hit me, and I have to defend myself.
… Anwar Sadat would accept these excuses.”
Read more on Camelia Sadat's forced marriage here:

-  Israeli police tried to cover up this crime.

- Muslim rape of non-Muslim women is sanctioned by Muhammad and Muslim sacred texts
Female Egyptian lawyer says Arab men

SHOULD RAPE Jewish women as a form of resistance



Hundreds of children are sexually molested by Palestinians in Gaza every year
Note that there are no longer any Jews in Gaza, since Israel's withdrawal in 2005.  Arabs can't blame the "occupation" or the Jews, and Hamas is in full charge of the territory.
The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution has issued a press release saying that some 700 children were sexually abused in each of the past two years in Gaza, and over a thousand were victims of similar crimes in 2013.
The abuse includes molestation and rape.
The victims tend to be male and were most often between the ages of 7 and 12.
The attacks happened in family homes, but also in schools and even in public places.
Out of these thousands of cases, only 27 of the attackers have been brought to justice, according to the center's director Said Makadmeh. He blamed existing customs and traditions which influenced the judges and parents' fears of scandal as the main reasons.



Rampant sexual abuse of little boys
in Muslim culture 
gaza child sexual abuse

In Gaza, Wall Of Silence
Over Child Sexual Abuse 
(AFP) –  Life has turned into a nightmare for Fatma’s family since her eldest son, 11, was sexually assaulted, a trauma which has damaged them all and forced them to move house.

“It started one night when our son came home late obviously very troubled,” the 30-year-old mother of seven said, speaking to AFP under an assumed name to protect the boy’s identity.

“He told me that someone from our extended family and a neighbour took him to an isolated house.

“He said, ‘They undressed me and started a pornographic video on their computer, I wanted to escape but they caught me,'” Fatma recalled, saying she immediately called the police.

Two men, in their twenties, were arrested.

Fatma’s family is one of the rare victims who speak out on a taboo issue in the conservative Gaza Strip and to bring the case to court.

“Even though they are part of the family, I asked for the death penalty,” she said.
But while one of the suspects was jailed, the other was quickly released.

And she said the family quickly hit a wall of shame and silence.

“The school counsellor who was asked about my son’s behavioural problems was ashamed to talk about the real reasons, blaming family disagreements.”

The damage for the whole family has been irreparable.

“We spent all our money moving house. I’ve suffered a lot and I got sick and all my children were affected indirectly,” she said at a Gaza support unit run by the Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR).

– ‘Culture of shame’ –
The shelter is a rare haven for victims of sex crimes and their families in the crowded Palestinian enclave.

Asma Saud, a psychological support staffer at the centre, said the few children who come there are just the tip of the iceberg.

Sexual assaults like these, she explained, are “present but hidden because of the weight of tradition and culture of shame”.

Gazan society, in which tradition has always played a major role, has turned in on itself further since the Islamist movement Hamas won 2006 elections and took sole control of the territory the next year after deadly clashes with the rival secular Fatah.

Since then, Israel has blockaded the narrow strip of land wedged between it, Egypt and the Mediterranean.

One morning, while the disabled son of another woman was waiting for the school bus, “a neighbour attracted him by offering him money then cornered and sexually assaulted him,” Nadia told AFP.
“I warned the school and I got him discreetly examined by a doctor I know,” the mother said.

Since then he has been “disturbed, he has withdrawn inside himself”, she said. He started lagging behind at school and has little enthusiasm for life.

Nadia, also a pseudonym, said the fear of what people will say made her wary of contacting the police.

Instead she preferred to go to local elders to mediate between her family and that of the aggressor.

But the attacker still lives in the same neighbourhood.

According to a PCDCR study, over 75 percent of 693 abused children identified in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip in two years knew their assailant.
– Sex education –

Mahassim, 48 and a mother of eight, knows her six-year-old daughter was molested by an employee at her school.

“She is still shocked and I wonder how she will be able to lead a normal life,” the mother said.

She complained but said her family had been pressured by a third party who volunteered to mediate to keep the issue out of the courts.

“He asked me to show humanity and withdraw my complaint.”

PCDCR vice president Iyad Abu Hjayer said that of the 693 cases handled by the centre, only 22 families had gone to court and most eventually withdrew their complaints.

Ayman al-Batniji, spokesman for the Gaza police, deplored “the fear of scandal, which in our conservative society means many families refrain from approaching the police”.

The rape of a child under 14, if proven, can lead to the death penalty under Palestinian law.

Before Hamas took power, two men were executed for child rape.

A 2003 law on sexual harassment calls for “between six months and one year in prison for the aggressor”, added the centre’s Abu Hjayer.

He wants more support for victims, as well as tougher sentences.

Abu Hjayer also called for real sex education “in school and at home” in the Gaza Strip


- Decorated Green Beret CHARLES MARTLAND involuntarily dismissed by the US Army for striking an Afghan police who had kidnapped, chained, and raped a little boy
 - Raping little boys is a tradition in Afghanistan.
- Canadian soldiers' reports on this issue have been ignored by the military "for lack of evidence".



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