Afghanistan's mujahideen warlords, who fought off the Soviet invasion and instigated a civil war in the 1980s, regularly engaged in acts of pedophilia.
The sex was intense in a way that no other sex has been.
Dubai also that make it an offence to insult others or even use language where people feel insulted.
So there's that out of the way.
The pictures came as a shock in the federation of seven Arab sheikhdoms, where tamer behaviour - like kissing in public or drinking alcohol without a licence - has landed people in jail.
While our method of dealing with this sensitive subject may not have been ideal I realize that now it was the best way we felt we could handle it at the time.