April 21, 2010, - 2:19 pm
For years, I’ve repeatedly written about the myth of “Islamic modesty.” It’s bunk, but we somehow assign an exoticism and strange respect for devout Muslims who actually engage in some of the worst sexual, immodest practices, including using young boys as sex slaves all over the Islamic world (something I’ve also written about). And our hand-picked Prime Minister, Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai, actually allows this pimping and human trafficking of poor, young boys to devout Muslims to gang rape them. And that’s after they make the boys wear women’s clothing and dance for them. It’s truly disgusting. If you saw the movie or read the book, “The Kite Runner” (read my review), you are probably familiar with the practice.
(Image from Our Friend, Sheik Yer’Mami/Winds of Jihad)
You must watch this video of last night’s “Frontline” on this (for some reason the embed code isn’t working, so PLEASE click on the link and watch–it’s important). It will blow your mind. Even though I knew about this stuff, it blew mine–the brazen statements and excuses for raping young kids. They even have a brazen name for it: “Bacha Bazi” or “Boy Play.” FINALLY, PBS a/k/a Palestinian Broadcasting Service did something right! I commend producer Jamie Doran for making this film. But I have the utmost respect for the courageous Afghan journalist in exile, Najibullah Quraishi, for having the bravery and guts to do this, even though it surely puts a death sentence on him. Why are our soldiers there? Why are they dying for these people who pimp out their kids, their nephews for gang rape? When Muslims do this to their own, no-one cares. When Israelis build a few apartments on their own land, that’s cause for outrage.
Here are some previews followed by my summary of some of the disturbing stuff, Afghan police and government officials all in on the slavery and pimping of young boys for sex, and many of them admitting they like to have sex with these kids.
Again, PLEASE WATCH THE WHOLE THING!.
The most disturbing parts of this program were the frank, shameless talk by many Afghan men about having sex with (actually, raping) these young boys, as if it’s nothing, no big deal. Ditto for the parents and relatives who knowingly sell their kids into this for money.
Read these comments, as it will shock you:
An Afghan warlord, Mestri, says that he “kept” a boy for sodomy and other forms of sex because “all of the others commanders have one, and I have to compete.” Even more sickening is his statement that, unlike the others, he actually asked his wife if it was okay to own a boy sex slave because “I’m a cultured person.” Yeah, that’s high culture: getting your wife’s permission before you own a young boy whom you’ll sodomize every night. Nauseating. But these are the people we are fighting for in Afghanistan. Yay!
A man who says he’s the father of “Shafiq,” the young sex slave/”dancing boy” who is followed throughout the video, says he knows the boy is being sold into a life of rape and sex slavery, but, don’t worry, he’ll forget about it, eventually.
We know what happens. But he’s a boy. Whatever happens will pass.
Incredible. Again, this is the country whose people are getting gazillions in American tax money and aid.
And you know those Afghan police we trained and continue to train? Well, they’re all in on it. Creepy scenes of lustful men watching and smiling at young boys dressed as women, dancing for them, include all of the authorities who are supposed to be investigating and shutting this crap down.
Afghanistan . . . ain’t “Islamic democracy” grand. About as grand as “Islamic modesty.
Reader Steve, who, like me, this when it aired last night, sums up my feelings well:
PBS ran a Frontline program last night exposing the Afghan’s practice of running homosexual child prostitution rings. It’s obviously an example of a blind squirrel finding a nut.
It was jaw dropping to see the woman covered from head to toe for modesty while the men are gang raping 11 year old boys.
It certainly put a few more nails in the coffin of the Muslim’s PR campaign to show they have higher morality.
Let’s hope, Steve. Let’s hope. But the world, sadly, doesn’t care about despicable deeds, when the perpetrator is Muslim.
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