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Sweden Catches The Athens Flu

Riot police have been sent to the city of Malmo to deal with riots which have rocked the southern Swedish town over the past two nights. The immigrant center of the city were the scene of riots after police removed some squatters from a building that had housed an Islamic Center which Muslims refused to evacuate after the landlord refused to renew a lease. Ahmed Baccar, a 20 year old unemployed Palestinian, commented the police “think they can appease us by joking with us, but they hassle us all the time, they arrest us for nothing, and then they are surprised that we fight back.” The fighting back involved torching cars and throwing Molotov cocktails at the police and sending garbage cans flying from exploded fire crackers.

As in every riot involving young people, frustrations, real or imagined, are on the lips of disaffected young boys. The lives of immigrants in virtually every nation reveals similar patterns of oppression and anger– adjusting to a new society in which one struggles to learn customs as well as language. Economic events caused by the American financial fiasco are impacting nations throughout the world and recent newcomers are probably the initial ones who are suffering an economic decline.

I am the child of immigrants and in my New York City neighborhood the enemy was always the police who we believed oppressed us and hassled us in every day life.

Canadian Soldiers Witnessed Rape Of Afghan Boys!

The International Criminal Court has been urged to investigate the rape of young Afghan boys by members of the Afghan army and local interpreters working for Coalition forces. In a story published in The Toronto Star, former Canadian soldier, Tyrel Braaten, said during his tour of duty in Afghanistan he witnessed Afghan interpreters brining young boys inside buildings of Forward Operating Base Wilson where the children were sodomized by the interpreters and soldiers. Professor Michael Byers of the University of British Columbia stated bluntly: “We’re spending $18 billion on this mission in Afghanistan” and “the rape of children in a conflict zone is as least as serious as the torture of that young Somalian during the Canadian mission there.”

Afghan’s Ambassador to Canada admitted the Ministry of defense is ware of allegations leveled by Braaten and others, but will not act until there has been an investigation that proves charges are valid. The Canadian Forces National Investigative Service is also checking into the charges.

Brad Adams of Human Rights Watch says it is common knowledge young boys are treated this way in many areas in Afghanistan. “It’s the great dichotomy of Afghanistan, homosexuality is treated as a cardinal sin, but it’s still common for m en to hve sex with boys.” There is something wrong with aiding a nation which punishes homosexuality and degrades women, but believes it is OK to brutalize young boys.