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Submitted by Anonymous (United States), Dec 2, 2008 at 00:01

These "Arab" men indulge in sexual exploitation in spite of Islam, not because of it. Even if their religion did not permit it, they would still have found some way of satisfying their lusts. I don't see the point of singling out Muslims for such behavior. Is sexual decadence and exploitation absent from non-Muslim countries and societies?
Rich, older men in every society find ways to satisfy their lust with younger women. The method they choose depends upon what is "acceptable" in their society. Here are some example:

1. In "monogamous" Western countries, men have extra-marital "affairs". Often they just divorce an aging wife and marry a younger one.
2. In "monogamous" Asian countries like China, almost every other newly-rich man has one or more "mistresses" in addition to his legal wife. They shower expensive gifts on these mistresses, including apartments, jewelery, cars, and vacations. Divorce is also becoming more common in countries like China for this reason.
3. In "monogamous" Asian countries like Japan, "compensated dating" is becoming increasingly common. In this phenomenon, older men pay high school girls for dates, and often sex.
4. Rich, older men from "monogamous" Western and far-Eastern countries go on sex tours to poorer countries - often to prey on minor girls. Thailand and Sri Lanka would be prime examples.

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