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HUMAN EVENTS: "Germany's Sex Shacks Tarnish World Cup"

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Submitted by Dan Schwartz (Cherry Hill, NJ) (United States), May 5, 2006 at 12:26

Given the controversy over the Saudi team's request to the hotel to shut off the porno on the in-room PPV and stock soda in the "honor bar," it will be interesting to see if the players, coaches and other team staff will treat Köln (Cologne) like many Saudis use Dubai as a playground .

Ironically, Köln is the San Francisco of Germany, so perhaps that last sentence should read "like many Saudis use Kandahar as a playground"

Human Events Online: Germany's Sex Shacks Tarnish World Cup

by Janice Shaw Crouse
Posted May 05, 2006

"Already overrun by 400,000 prostitutes, the Germans are planning to provide sex shacks, "mega-brothels" and street service by another 40,000 women brought in to meet the "needs" of some 3 million fans at the World Cup soccer competition that will be held this June 9 through July 9 in 12 German cities.

"Officials have said that the sex shacks are a pragmatic response to the "needs" of the men who will attend the World Cup competition. The world can be excused for worrying about the sex huts becoming as ubiquitous as the Port-a-Potties that are routinely parked at the edges of mass gatherings to meet the needs of the crowds pouring into public events.

"Prostitution is legalized in Germany with official statements declaring that it is not "immoral." Proponents expect record profits -- currently, income from the sex trade supposedly tops $4.5 billion annually.:

"Concerned Women for America and others ask Chancellor Merkel to lead the way in foiling plans to turn the World Cup competition into an event that exploits women and violates human rights in a sleazy, nationwide, commercial-sex orgy.

"Activists are warning that the situation during the World Cup is ripe for disastrous human-rights abuses. Young women will arrive in Germany thinking that they will be waitresses and dancers; instead, they will likely find themselves without documentation and at the mercy of international networks associated with organized crime."

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