Why does the media refuse to cover the child sex abuse that is happening with Muslims? Is that not politically correct?
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, Newsbusters
They call it “bacha bazi,” translated as “boy play” – Afghan militia men throwing boys into sexual slavery. What’s worse yet, the U.S. military has turned a blind eye to this obscene practice. The front page of The New York Times carried the headline “U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies.”
Soldiers who tried to stop this abuse act actually being punished by the U.S. military. A photo caption read: “Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed.” Quinn beat up the abuser.
Given the media’s obsession with all things anti-military and anti-sexual abuse of boys, you’d expect a coverage stampede. Except for one thing.
Terry Mattingly at the media site GetReligion observed that the Times piece itself had a “massive, gaping hole.” Islam was left out, with bland sentences like “the American policy of treating child sexual abuse as a cultural issue has often alienated the villages whose children are being preyed upon.”
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