August 17th, 2011
10:33 AM ET

Children forced to work in Afghanistan

CNN's Backstory talks with the filmmakers of "Unnoticed: Children of Kabul" – a film about child labor in Afghanistan.

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  1. M

    clearly this person has not seen the toddlers in south america that have to work to help bring income to the family...pathetic

    August 30, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. CrystalRiver

    Unless Muslims understand that everyone including women and children must get proper literacy on the Bible(or Qu'ran if they want, but they must have the Biblical texts as well) in their own languages and that is the most important to human beings like Christians and Jews understood it so long ago, they have no hope. The Bible knowledge alone enables humans to fight against child-abuse, illiteracy, addiction and tyranny. Western seculairism is a filthy trash.

    August 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The Bible did very little to improve the women and children condition. The Quran really changed the situation at least for the muslims. This is history.

      August 27, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
      • michelle

        the bible did nothing for woman and children yousaid,At least in the bible woman and children have rights and freedom what freedoms or rights does islam offer

        September 11, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. %

    the trolls are selfishly taking over these Afghan blogs so they can indulge in their running arguments.

    Go to a chat room or somewhere else where this endless oral diarrhea will be (sort of) appropriate. It does not belong here. You have fouled these threads with your completely off topic ramblings. You have totally diverted and perverted the original intent.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • %

      And I know this post will be insulted, grandly ignored, and subsumed into the ongoing spew. What a waste.............

      sign off

      August 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • %

      bingo.....................

      August 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Do you seriously think %, that these right-wing nutjobs will pay any more attenyion to you than the rest of us? I doubt it! They're going to try to belly-hoo this obscene war any way they can along with the U.S. and NATO forces in order to make the heroes out of them that they're not! Like you just said, enough is enough!!!

      August 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. salerno

    Again with child labor like few days ago in this blog. Americans always used movies as a political propaganda tool, but they are responsible for the bad condition of the life in Afghanistan. THE PROBLEM IS NOT EDUCATION, BUT WAR. The latter forced the children to work. The west should stop oppressing afghan people and pretending to influence government in the middle east. Global economy and free market system should not be imposed by force, but should be an opportunity for the people to freely join them.

    August 18, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
    • D. A. N.

      These tribal people have been fighting for centuries don't try to blame America or NATO for the orphans or children having to work to help the family to survive! If the elders had a spirit of love instead of hatred for one another then this would not be!

      August 18, 2011 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        D.A.N. initials for Dangerous Antichrist Nut .

        August 18, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Your the one that has no faith in Jesus Christ, your so anti-Christ you believe God would make more than one Christ! YOU WILL SEE ME WHEN I AM MOST DANGEROUS! YOUR GOD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR LYING HYPOCRITICAL BUTT!

        August 18, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        You have faith in an OGM.

        August 18, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Omar invited US when he refused to give up a mass murderer!

        August 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        So the almost 3,000 people killed on 9/11 were justified in your view HUH? That makes you like salerno with the same judgment from GOD as bin Laden got and for ALL who rejoice in it!!!

        August 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I did not say 9/11 was just, I said it was a reaction to even worse crimes committed by the americans.

        August 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Tell ME what have we done to Muslims? Only because we support Israel do the Muslims believe that they can without any fear of God attack the U.S.! Well I'll TELL you all anyone who attacks others without provocation(meaning any recent attacks against them)WILL be held accountable!

        August 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Well if their all like you and agree with you then I feel sorry for your religion!

        August 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Salerno, like I said many times before, had the Communists won the civil war there back in the 1980's, these children would have had a far brighter future compared with what they have now. Thanks to the U.S. and it's most ignoble NATO allies, these kids now have very little to look forward to, only more grinding poverty!!!

      August 18, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        More poverty .... and the radiations from depleted uranium for kind concession of the US military.

        August 18, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • michelle

      salerno:let's deal with relity now. I'm canadian so don't blame my reply on U>S. policy.I'm willing to bet you were educated in the west correct?It is the lack of education that is causing the global wars. When un-education is the norm propaganda is to easily used and believed that the west is populated with anti-christor more so anti-islamic,whijnch is a blatent un-truth due to lack of education.Would you have enjoyed working like a slave @ age 7,I believe not.These boys began working long before the war started. So if you're going to protest get your facts correct for GOD'S sake

      September 11, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bud Tree Jr.

    Why does CNN let this right-wing idiot pamiri post these lewd pictures on this web page? These pictures are very lewd to say the least and this moron pamiri never says anything worthwhile! Besides, we're supposed to be talking about the children of Kabul and this is no the place for such nonsense!!!

    August 18, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
    • michelle

      Bud Tree Jr. I could not have said it better myself. And I'm Canadian. Hurray for you!!!!

      September 11, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dan from Detroit, MI

    Until the day comes when both the U.S. and NATO decides to pull up steaks and get out of Afghanistan altogether, the plight of that country's children will only deteriorate. I'm afraid that day will come only when the pigs fly, knowing the very greed of the Americans and their heartless NATO allies!!! Woe to the children of Afghanistan!

    August 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bud Tree Jr.

      Very well said Dan, unlike all these other idiots here who use this web page to bash the Muslims to no end! These right-wing, warmongering blowhards here make me sick!!!

      August 18, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Raja

    Where do Hindus come into this picture, oye dirty convert?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D. A. N.

    All this fighting and killing within the Muslim world, what does it tell you about the Islamic faith? I'll tell you, it is of the devil's spirit that is the reason Islam has had all this fighting amongst themselves since the beginning of Lucifer's Lie(again)to Mohammad who said he was Gabriel. Why I ask did Mohammad ask him to repeat the Koran to him seven times and each time it was different and one of Mohammad's followers asked about the seven different versions and which one to follow and he said which ever makes you feel better, and this from an illiterate mind you? GOD DOES NOT WANT ANYBODY TO PERSECUTE ANYONE FOR ANY REASON!

    August 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. D. A. N.

    Yes it will be soon when Jesus takes all His true believers and leave you all till God finally puts an end to all your hatred!

    August 18, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. D. A. N.

    Are you saying now that Jesus Christ did not exist?

    August 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. D. A. N.

    Oh no? Tell ME why then does Islam believe he was a prophet?

    August 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |