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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Child Abuse

Oprah has been posting photos and names of fugitive child molesters. Good for her. But sadly most molesters are not fugitives.

I wonder if she will mention this story. It is one of the worst forms of child abuse:
The Shin Bet security service said Wednesday morning said that it had arrested a 14-year-old Palestinian boy from the West Bank town of Nablus on suspicion of planning to carry out a suicide bombing. The boy was arrested Tuesday.

During questioning, the boy said he had an argument with his father and that militants from the Fatah movement in the Balata refugee camp who knew of this attempted to convince him to become a suicide bomber.

According to the boy, the wanted men took him for a motivation talk in an apartment in the refugee camp and even filmed his "video testimony," in which the boy is seen holding a rifle and announcing his intent to carry out a suicide attack.
We know that people respond to incentives. Imagine the incentives created to brainwash a 14-year-old into becoming a suicide bomber.

[h/t GayandRight]
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