Saturday, April 28, 2007

a culture of pent-up sexual frustration

Up to 70% of files exchanged between Saudi teenagers' mobile phones contain pornography, according to a study in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.
The study quoted in Arab News focussed on the phones of teenagers detained by religious police for harassing girls.
The same researcher also found that 88% of girls say they have been victims of harassment using Bluetooth technology.
Saudi Arabia has toughened penalties for misuse of mobile phones which challenge its strict social traditions.
"The flash memory of mobile phones taken from teenagers showed 69.7% of 1,470 files saved in them were pornographic and 8.6% were related to violence," said report author Professor Abdullah al-Rasheed.
He presented his study at a seminar organised by the King Fahd Security Academy, Arab News reports.
Public social contact between genders is banned in public in Saudi Arabia, which enforces a strict interpretation of Islamic law and morality.



  1. Anonymous9:02 PM

    At the heart of the Christian religion lies a disturbing hostility towards humanity's essential physicality. Though less stridently proclaimed today than in earlier eras, the circumspection, disdain and outright condemnation of human sexuality in the dogmas of the church has given rise, for two millennia, not only to the most monumental hypocrisy but to all manner of sexual-emotional disorders. In simple terms, sex was, and remains, a distraction, rival, and enemy of organized religion – and in private moments, an indulgence and reward of its high priests.

    Repressed sexuality, on the other hand, can be channeled into a fierce piety and kill-joy religiosity, its uncompromising ardour harnessed for the purposes of the Church. But "inner conflict" is a predictable consequence, as is an obsessive preoccupation with other people's sexual predilections. The faith-based moralizer rages over private pleasures and the "sanctity of human life" – whilst condoning without embarrassment the slaughter of distant peoples who do not happen to share their own peculiar interpretation of the divine.

  2. Anonymous9:04 PM

    A priest, a child molester, and a homosexual walked into a bar and...oh wait — it’s the same person.

  3. Anonymous9:06 PM

    For many centuries the henchmen of Christianity, often in a psychotic denial of their own sexuality, turned their pent up frustration into brutal attacks upon women. For them, Satan appeared in the guise of a beautiful woman, stirring up thoughts that distracted men from God. Or else, women were the daughters of Eve, disobedient and weak-willed, corrupting male morals by their lascivious nature. Male responses were sometimes private acts of cruelty, meted either upon the temptress, innocent third-parties, or even upon themselves. But more tragic still was the madness which became a collective act of vengeance, as in the 16th and 17th century witch-hunts, when frustrated sadists in clerical garb waged a campaign of terror against an imaginary malevolence. In the dysfunctional Christian mind the nightscape had become populated with an odd assortment of demonic creatures, succubus, incubus, and not least, naked women on broomsticks – a tormenting fetish, if ever there was one.

    Witch hunts provided employment for witch hunters and necessarily, the witch pricker. It seems the devil's mark was to be found secreted about the body. The genitalia – of course! – were subject to painstaking inspection. Warts, moles, liver spots, or any other blemish could all be indicative of demonic liaisons. An extra teat or nipple (by which the witch supposedly suckled her familiars with human blood) was proof positive. Yet extra nipples appear naturally in a small percentage of the population. Tough luck.
    The most bizarre sexual crime that a witch could be accused of was "penis thievery":

    "And what, then, is to be thought of those witches who in this way sometimes collect male organs in great numbers, as many as twenty or thirty members together, and put them in a bird's nest, or shut them up in a box, where they move themselves like living members, and eat oats and corn, as has been seen by many and is a matter of common report? It is to be said that it is all done by devil's work and illusion ..."

    – Kramer, Sprenger, Malleus Maleficarum (2.1.7) 1486

    In the pandemic, whole populations were whipped into hysteria and recrimination, and thousands of hapless victims were hanged or roasted in public spectacles. This, at a time when the cult of Mary's "virgin purity" was at its height and an unnatural "abstinence" was urged upon the young. In this frigid world, in which sex was no better than a necessary evil, even masturbation was said to lead to insanity. True intimacy, in both adult sexual relationships and in physical affection between parent and child, was lost.

  4. Anonymous9:07 PM

    "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
    - Leviticus 18.22.

    "In eternity there is neither male nor female." – Galatians 3.28.

    Despite severe scriptural sanctions, the priesthood attracted the homosexually inclined because it provided ready access to adolescent males. Troubled, as they were, by natural desire for emotional companionship and physical intimacy, churchmen often faced the choice between a life sodden by drink or predatory homosexual encounters.

  5. Anonymous9:09 PM

    Recent scandals have shown, priestly abusers often enjoyed a career of serial rape, protected by a church hierarchy rife with homosexuals. Boys were selected for the priesthood before they knew what sex was. Entrusted to the "care" of a mentor they were physically and psychologically vulnerable.

  6. Anonymous9:09 PM

    In many respects, Christianity – and in particular its iconography – has an obsession with the "Christ child", a perfect, often naked, infant.

    Does this encourage a morbid interest in prepubescent children? Does "love of Christ" lead inexorably into "love" of his children. For some among the many thousands of priestly abusers, this must certainly be the case.

  7. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Christianity's anti-sexual, puritanical doctrines have inflicted untold damage on the mental, emotional and physical lives of countless millions of people. Through the course of centuries this malevolent faith has left a trail of emotionally and mentally disturbed people, people who have punished themselves and caused distress to others, in a life filled with guilt, shame and denial.

    Self-hatred leading to suicide, frigid marriages leading to violence, years of loneliness, anger and regret, are some of the milder consequences of the psychosis. Misogyny, pedophilia, rage against abortion, opposition to birth control, obstruction of stem cell research, morbid self-denial, flagellation, censorship of literature and art, intolerance of alternative lifestyles – Christianity's legacy runs as a foul stain across the human landscape.

  8. Anonymous9:24 PM

    As a maldivian I do not fear these Christian priests. But I fear that our youth will become like the saudi young people.

  9. Anonymous12:54 AM

    will become like ?. Have you ever gone out of your den?.

  10. Anonymous6:19 AM

    just watched this maldivian mullah in pakistani dress on youtube. its not dhivehiraaje' anymore. its dhivehistan now. these mullahs have F%#@ed up our nation becoz the ppl are ignorant.

  11. Anonymous7:30 AM

    "But I fear that our youth will become like the saudi young people."

    Anonymous, your fear is already coming true. Slowly but surely coming true.

  12. Its happening very fast. According to many people, the Adhaalathu party is preparing for the 2012 elections.
    Prepare yourself for Islamic Justice.

  13. anonymous,
    Pointing that out can be hazardous. You are likely to be accused of murtadh and kufr.
    Many comments on this blog constantly accuse us of being Christian missionaries despite the fact that we do not post about Christianity.

  14. correction: despite the fact that until now we have not posted about christianity. I say this because I am about to post a special for Maldivian Christians.