August 1, 2005, - 12:53 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Why is Michael Jackson suddenly so taken with Bahrain, of all places? So taken, that he just bought a house there.
Bahrain, among other Muslim countries (especially the Arab Gulf States), is notorious for child trafficking. Children are frequently kidnapped and sold to Bahrainis for use as camel jockeys and child sex slaves. It is rare, if ever, that anyone in Bahrain is prosecuted for sex with child slave labor. Read is the 2004 State Department Human Rights and Labor report for Michael Jackson’s new paradise. Then there’s this report about 318 slave children rescued from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Tags: Bahrain, Department of State, Michael Jackson, United Arab Emirates