Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bathroom Scale Beggars; the Reason

When I made the last post, the Bathroom Scale Beggars, I asked, rhetorically, what would make me send a child of mine to beg in the street.

Nasty thing, rhetorical questions.

I did not know that sooner rather than later, it would be answered. By this article on the CNN website.

Boy flees Islamic school that forces African children to beg

Story Highlights

* 1.2 million of the world's children are trafficked to work for the benefit of others

* At least 7,600 child beggars work the streets in Dakar, Senegal, study says

* Study: 90 percent of the boys are sent out to beg under the cover of Islam

* Boys who don't make 72 cent quota stripped, doused with cold water, beaten

Now that I know, what am I going to do about it? Just another of those real life stories to remind me that I live in a jungle. The terrible, real life jungle of life. I am so well off that I am ashamed! But I do have to remember that some are that much worse off than I am.



The 27th Comrade said...

Sign up for the revolution. You sound really Communist in this one. :o)

gayuganda said...



And what are you doing here? Run, run to the next post...

DeTamble said...

If you are so well off then why not go adopt a kid. Let some of your wealth drift down the food chain, as it were.

Anonymous said...

Strange comments. They read your blog not because they're interested in what you're talking about, but only because they want to insult you?

Commend you on your blog and the things you write about.

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