Afghanistan’s “Dancing Boys”

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Last week, in Quetta, Pakistan, a homicide bomber attacked a prominent Shiite bank manager—and when his friends and relatives followed him to the hospital emergency room, another bomber attacked them, killing eight. The police assume that this was a “sectarian” (Muslim Sunni vs Muslim Shia) attack. This is nothing new; this is the template, the pattern. For example, also in 2009, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, a Shiite Muslim leader was shot down; the next day, at his funeral, a homicide bomber killed himself and 28 mourners. Again, the police described this as “sectarian” violence. In 2008, in the same town, after the shooting death of a Shiite Muslim cleric, both the hospital and the funeral were subsequently attacked either by a homicide bomber or by a “planted” device. These Muslims take no prisoners. Yesterday, the deputy mayor of Kandahar, in Afghanistan (123 miles away from Quetta), was shot to death while he was praying in a mosque.

What mercy might such people show to infidels, women, or children, including their own?

None. None at all. Westerners are so confused about this—not only because they are brainwashed and do not want to be called “racists,” but also because these people tend to have such charming and “sincere” faces.

Last night, I watched the saddest little movie, a brave Frontline documentary about the “Bacha Bazi,” the underage “dancing boys” of Afghanistan. These children are sex slaves to older, powerful Afghan men–in this instance, former Northern Alliance warlords, who have purchased them from their impoverished families or, as orphans, simply taken them off the street. When they try to escape, they are found and punished—or they are murdered.

“Dagastir,” a former Northern Alliance warlord, who today has hundreds of police officers at his disposal, has an impassive, even a kind face. He does not look or sound ashamed or guilty about what he does. Yes, of course, he is married and has two young sons.

Human Rights Watch, cited by Amnesty International, first broke this story in 1997. They cited it as a Taliban-abuse. I write about this in my book The Death of Feminism. Now UNICEF says that this practice “has to be eradicated.” The documentary narrative admits that, although such sex slavery is illegal, the police will not make arrests, and that the rare jail sentence is quickly commuted. The police themselves often comprise the all-male audiences who enjoy the dancing boy performances.

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  • Diann

    Afghanistan is a country that proudly proclaims only 1% of women are raped. They credit their strict rules as the reason women are so carefully protected. My problem is their definition of rape. When you can marry a small girl and consumate, when you can have ongoing consumation to the point of actually killing the girl/wife, and when you can sell little boys into sexual slavery and have no punishment for any of this, I would say that the percentages of rapes in Afghanistan are through the roof! It's all in the definition.

    • http://myeasyonlinepay.com/want-more-money-give-things-away-for-free/ vickhaye

      This kind of news is really disturbing. It is barbaric. Backwards belief or not what they are doing is unforgivable…are there any law in this country? or "law" also depends on their definition, or may be the enforcer's?

  • enudraco

    As Mr. Clinton once said:
    Depend on definition of "IS"

  • BS1977

    It's obvious the extreme sexual repression in these backward societies has consequences…..perversion, rage and violence. The suicide bomber is the poster child for the hopelessness and abject lack of pleasure or joy in living.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/GaryRumain Gary Rumain

      You only need to look at the number of arselifter rape gangs in the West to confirm that.

    • guest

      didn't you read the article? what repression? they allow themselves any sexual activity they can think of…..

  • winchesterdoug

    This is all very, very sick behavior and very disturbing. As a Westerner I do not understand these people's religion or behaviors and I do not think I want to.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/GaryRumain Gary Rumain

      I made the mistake of deciding to do so after 9/11. Not a day goes by without something disgusting involving arselifters makes its presence felt.

  • Peachey

    Remember the 3 promises of Allah to those that do his bidding:
    1.Alcohol and intoxicants-All that you want in "paradise" for the men
    2.Young, compliant, hairless boys with alabaster skin
    3.Perpetually virgin women without bad breath, body hair or menstrual periods
    It is an interesting god that Muslims have

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/GaryRumain Gary Rumain

      They also had pearly eyes. And the arselifters would have permanent erections and the 72 bints would be permanent virgins (their hymens would reconstruct after intercourse).

    • rikrik

      During Yassir Arafat's time of terrorist training in Romania, the romanian government pandered to his insatiable appetite for little boys with a constant supply from the orphanages.

    • guest

      aka the 'baal'

    • tony

      u dumb ingnorant clueless gullable moron get some education first before talking

  • flyingtiger

    There was an article in Rokking Stone magazine about the first days of the US attack into that country. The American soldiers were shocked to find out that their afgan allies idea of entertainment was to watch a young boy dance naked. One soldier say the afgans were gacking as if it was a Britiny Spears concert.

    • coyote3

      What is so shocking about the fact that there are a bunch of "short eyes" in Afghanistan???? These people have been buying and selling each other, and anyone else they could get their hands on for hundreds, if not thousands of years. I was a soldier, but if these American soldiers were "shocked" then we have enlisted a pretty naive bunch.

      • grog

        ""pretty naive bunch""….. and therin lies the real problem- people too lazy to read the history and form their own opinions based on the facts of Islam..

      • fizzbin

        Innocent, not naive, there is a difference. Americans, compared to to other cultures – including that of the Mexicans present in the US illegally – still retain innocence of the lower vices. Yes, we drink in excess, fornicate, and watch way too much TV, but these are minor sins the the hierarchies of vice.

        • fizzbin

          u uneducated moron, u have no clue of what's going on

      • tom bombadil

        coyote3 takes it in the ass.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jaafar_1946 Jaafar_1946

    I am no fan of what is going on in Afghanistan, but I think it's a bit wide of the mark to call it "Islamic." When I was living in Iran, there were Afghan "guest-workers" who did not last very long because they appeared to be "wild men." That is, they would see a pretty girl in the street and rape her on the spot. What's going on in Afghanistan is pretty obviously slavery. I suspect you could have found the same thing throughout the Barbary Coast 200-300 years ago. But not now.

  • me,

    Yeah, it's not like there's been decades of child rape by officials of a Christian church, or anything. Oh, wait, there has…

    • guest

      it is not condoned, nor is the national pasttime

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jaafar_1946 Jaafar_1946

        guest, you almost hit the mark. The response of "me" strikes me as a pretty mindless attempt to set up moral equivalency in a single sentence. I don't think that these dancing boys are by any means a national pastime in Afghanistan, but are a status symbol and a pleasure for the rich, in a country where per capita GDP is $800, and life expectancy is 44 years. (That's #213 in the world.) In a situation like this, where simply being born to a poor family is a life sentence, the devil's advocate could make some sort of case for selling a child into slavery.

        Unfortunately, the behavior of some Catholic priests comes with no such materialist or "Marxist" justification, and therefore strikes me as actually worse than the behavior of the criminal Afghan warlords.

    • tom

      Yea. Let me get this STRAIGHT. The Catholic church is infiltrated by perverts, and then in order to proove that the Church is corrupt, the pro pervert liberals point and say, "look at all the perverts."

  • jACKGN

    Bring our troops home. These ragheads are not worth saving. Let their country continue to devour itself. Islam is surely a gutter religion!!!

    • redneck

      u ignorant gullable racist uneducated redneck fox news brainwashing piece of shit,ur not a christian either for saying that ur a faggot

    • GUEST

      WOW. YOU ARE AN IDIOT. "RAGHEADS" IS SUCH A STUPID TERM TO USE TO DESCRIBE SOMEONE'S TRADITIONAL DRESS. IF YOU ARE NOT MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE REAL LIFE, DONT. DONT EVEN COMMENT. LEAVE THIS TOPIC TO INTELLIGENT PEOPLE. AND BY THE WAY, MEN ARE ENGAGED IN THIS TYPRE OF BEHAVIOR ALL OVER THE WORLD. OPEN YOUR EYES. AS A MUSLIM WOMAN, ISLAM IS BEAUTIFUL. IT TEACHES HUMBLENESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. READ ABOUT IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. I COULD SAY CHRISITIANITY AND ALL THESE OTHER RELIGIONS ARE "GUTTER" BUT I DONT. FOR WHAT? WHAT GOOD WOULD THAT DO? I JUST CAUSES DISHARMONY AND FIGHTS NOT WORTH IT. WE ARE HERE FOR A VERY SHORT TIME. USE IT NOT ABUSE IT. PLEASE HAVE SOME COMPASSION AND KNOW THAT IN EVERY RELIGION THERE ARE BAD APPLES. THESE POOR BOYS SITUATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM. IT IS A HUMANITY ISSUE. PEACE.

    • Peace

      Ragheads? Ragheads? I'm not going to waste my time in calling you ignorant/racist. It is PEOPLE not religion that cause things like this to happen. I was considering joining the army..I still am. I am not English I am British Asian (Indian) and I am willing to fight for this country because it is my home and I am proud of who I am. People like you are not British-people like you use the term 'raghead' to degrade and undermime individuals of other ethnicities. When you say 'ragheads' you not only insult the muslims who you claim have a 'gutter religion' but you also insult every single sikh (thats assuming you even know that sikhism is a religion?) out there, including me..the same person who wants to help England in the army and the same person who's dad is a so called 'raghead' :D

  • http://www.moderatesunited.blogspot.com Barry Cooper

    A point worth making here, I think, is that you can't change human nature. You can channel it, but you can't eliminate the hormones and drives we are all born with. Islam, like Leftist radicalism, is a totalizing system, which speaks to literally every part of its adherents lives.

    Yet, you cannot make lust disappear by removing objects of lust. Men will find new ones, and the other Afghan vice I have heard of is bestiality. If you can't allow normal sexual relations between genders, you get this sort of thing.

    You start out with a high goal, implement means that are poorly thought through, and get an unintended consequence. This happens every day to stupid people.

  • omg

    OMG! this is sooo saddening && disturbing, first of all, this has nothing to do with islam since islam, like christianity is against GAYS. all over the world there are gays, but not "out there" like here in america so they do it privately or may go severe like the "Bacha bazi" cases, being gay is definately unacceptable in mid-eastern countries, they think its an illness…..sooooo SAD. MAKE THIS STOP>