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:::Iraqi Women Raped on Film:::Sold to Porn Sites:::
by al-masakin
Friday May 14th, 2004 4:19 PM
Controversy Continues Over GI Rape Photos; “Iraq Babes” Shut Down
May 14, 2004
By Bruce Kennedy, JUS

The American website, "Iraq Babes," has been shut down as the controversy over pictures depicting US GI’s gang-raping Iraqi woman continues.

Linda MacNew, the site’s registrant, told World Net Daily that she was not able to verify conclusively that the photos, which she said were produced by the Hungarian "Sex in War" site, were legal or illegal – meaning whether the women involved were without question porn actresses or were actually raped on camera.
Controversy Continues Over GI Rape Photos; “Iraq Babes” Shut Down
May 14, 2004
By Bruce Kennedy, JUS

http://www.jihadunspun.com/intheatre_internal.php?article=820&list=/home.php&

The American website, "Iraq Babes," has been shut down as the controversy over pictures depicting US GI’s gang-raping Iraqi woman continues.

Linda MacNew, the site’s registrant, told World Net Daily that she was not able to verify conclusively that the photos, which she said were produced by the Hungarian "Sex in War" site, were legal or illegal – meaning whether the women involved were without question porn actresses or were actually raped on camera.

The photos were picked up by the Boston Globe on May 12th causing embarrassment to the paper for the photos have largely been dismissed as “fake”. How do we know that?
After JUS published a censored version of the photos last week, we received a deluge of mail from both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. While the entire point of our article Violating Arab Honor was missed by most of the male population, it wasn’t by many Muslim sisters wrote to show there support for our report. Because SOME of the photographs appear on porn sites in no way legitimizes them nor does it mean they are fake. The real questions are, who are these women and how did the photos come to reside on these sites? Are these women our Muslim sisters and were they forced to participate as our information indicates?

In January 2004, we received information that tipped us off to what was really going on. We were told by an anonymous source that the wife’s, sisters and daughters of those arrested by US forces, British forces and the hired mercenaries (that are so often overlooked) were being used to “soften up” detainees in Iraq. Either the male relatives cooperated with interrogators they were threatened with their female family members ended up on porn sites. If the detainee was not forthcoming, this is what occurred and the photographs were then presented to him. Six weeks later we received another claim of the same abuse.

This isn’t rocket science. It is a well known fact that incidents of real rape and even child rape turn up on “legitimate” porn sites on the internet every day. While “”Sex in War” claims “We do not condone non-Consensual sex. This site is about role playing fantasy only and performed by professional actors and models”, law enforcement largely turns a blind eye to these “adult entertainers” who generate 70 % of internet revenue.

Are sites like Iraq Babes and Sex in War in bad taste when thousands are dying and prisoner abuse is rampant? Most definitely, however this in of itself is not surprising in a demoralized world. Are they promoting hate and racisim? Most assuredly, considering these photos were picked up in many daily newspapers through out the Arab world as examples of US brutality. Are crimes being committed here? Very likely - if not the greater crime of rape itself, profiteering is certainly at play.

Veteran police detective and novelist Michael Tremoglie, commenting on the four websites involved and statements made by some of the persons connected to them who could not verify if the individuals appearing in these shots were actors, "If there was any question in their mind about whether real rape was going on in these photos, why didn't they contact the responsible authorities, instead of trying to cash in on it?"

We call for an immediate full scale investigation into the Sex in War, the alleged creators of these pictures. In fact, considering the controversy surrounding these photos, it is amazing that this “legitimate” business has not come forward with details of the photos in question. We also call on the women who appear in these shots to come forward. If they are paid actresses, they would vindicate a host of mainstream press including the Boston Globe and others and would help to heal an already alienated Arab world. If they are rape victims, the truth will be known and remedies can be sought. Regardless, if these photos are the work of pornographers, this is a clear act of inciting violence and the criminal act of profiteering and the sites should be brought down and individuals responsible should be brought to justice.

JUS continues its investigation. With “Iraq Babes” now down, there is still three more to go. If you have any information, concerning these photographs, please contact bkennedy [at] jihadunspun.com