Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Progress Against Sex Trafficking

The struggle against sexual exploitation seems ever uphill. News from the Netherlands encourages; it also testifies to the power of social and religious institutions, as one story relates:

We knew that getting a hold on these [“Lover Boys”] would not only be a task for the police, but that it would require getting the inside track on them...Most of the young men involved in this form of criminality are not scared of a judge, the police or the prison system - but they are sensitive to the standards of honour within their own community and will listen to the imams; they are, after all, Muslim.

The first-person account is preceded by a video marked with apt warnings about viewing. The text is not gritty enough to warrant similar caution.
Wiki-image of satellite overview of Netherlands is in the public domain.

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