Newsweek Pakistan Editor: Child Molestation Sometimes ‘Leads to Great Art’

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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The editor of Newsweek Pakistan made the bold claim that child molestation sometimes leads to great art in a Tuesday tweet.

Fasih Ahmed, editor and publisher of Newsweek Pakistan, claimed that child molestation will always exists and will always continue, regardless of outrage or campaigns against it.

“The sexual abuse of children will always exist. You can never eliminate it. Sometimes it leads to great art. So there’s also that,” Ahmed said, before referencing a #MeToo movement in Pakistan launched by the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl.

After facing outrage over Twitter about his comments, Ahmed stressed that they were his own comments and he had not been hacked.

An Associated Press report noted that Islamic schools in Pakistan are rife with sexual abuse of young boys, with the Associated Press reportedly finding hundreds of cases where clerics had inappropriately touched children over the past 10 years.


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