Orphans in a pick-up or for pick-up ?
On Monday the 15th of June, 2015, while people were getting prepared for work something illegal and heartbreaking was happening in Beirut. Krystel, who happened to be passing by her work in Hamra, was completely distracted by this loud music blasting. It sounded and felt like a parade or festival. But it was nothing close to that….
While still trying to figure out where that music was coming from, a convoy of 15 pick-ups passed by filled with kids dressed in costumes. She couldn’t process the situation but definetly noticed the unhappy look on their faces. Turns out those pick-ups roamed all day around Beirut trying to send a message in Ramadan how t’is the season of adopting those kids.
They’re advertising children as if they are objects that are put for sale. Have we really reached that point? How insensitive can we get? How long will we remain silent and watch violations of human rights happen infront of our eyes? When are we finally going to do something about things that are unacceptable in Lebanon and demand to change them?
دار الأيتام الإسلامية is the name of this orphanage. Apparently, they have had a quite bad reputation for a while now. There have been several rape incidents that were reported, out of which one was aired on 7ki Jelis, Episode 9. Tarek, who was raped in this orphanage decided to tell the world what was going on there and try to save the other victims who are still being sexually harrassed and have no one to report to.
7ki Jelis, Episode 9 – من اغتصب طارق في دار الايتام الاسلامية
Now think again, do you think they’re simply in a pick-up or for pick-up ?