Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot "love" another man -- but that doesn't mean they can't use men for "sexual gratification."
The Taliban have apparently decided that they accomplished their mission of terrorizing women into covering up everything but their left eye with acid attacks, beatings and killings. Now they're moving on to the other gender.
If they ever get men to cover up, then it's on to forcing all the goats to wear Burkas.
The Pakistani Taliban has banned men from wearing tight or see-through clothes during the holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi-based al-Riyadh newspaper reported on Thursday, quoting reports from South Waziristan.
The Taliban group also gave local shops written warnings of $500 fine if they are found selling thin clothes that do not “properly” cover the human body.
Tailors were also threatened with kidnapping and beating should they be caught making such “un-Islamic” clothing for men.
No warnings or threats were reportedly issued for women, because most of them wear the traditional full body cover known as the burqa.
Considering the prevalence of dancing boys and other forms of homosexuality among the Taliban, this is an understandable concern. They're worried about being tempted by men, the way they are about being tempted by women. No word about being tempted by goats... yet.
An unclassified study from a military research unit in southern Afghanistan details how homosexual behavior is unusually common among men in the large ethnic group known as Pashtuns -- though they seem to be in complete denial about it.
The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually -- yet they completely reject the label of "homosexual."
Apparently, according to the report, Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot "love" another man -- but that doesn't mean they can't use men for "sexual gratification."
The report said: "When it was explained to him what was necessary, he reacted with disgust and asked, 'How could one feel desire to be with a woman, whom Allah has made unclean, when one could be with a man, who is clean? Surely this must be wrong.'"
Taking this into account and the rate of honor killings, the Afghan birth rate is truly impressive.