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Afghan Pedophiles

by coldwarrior ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Afghanistan, Islam, Special Report at April 7th, 2012 - 9:18 am

We wasted blood and treasure on these scum?

Dancing into dangerous territory as forbidden practice thrives again
April 7, 2012

The practice of wealthy Afghans exploiting boys as sexual partners, often dressing them up as women, is on the rise, writes Ernesto Londono in Dehrazi.

The nine-year-old boy with pale skin and big, piercing eyes captivated Mirzahan at first sight. ”He is more handsome than anyone in the village,” the 22-year-old farmer said, explaining why he is grooming the boy as a sexual partner and companion.

There was another important factor that made Waheed easy to take on as a bacha bazi, or a boy for pleasure: ”He doesn’t have a father, so there is no one to stop this.”

A growing number of Afghan children are being coerced into a life of sexual abuse. The practice of wealthy or prominent Afghans exploiting under-age boys as sexual partners who are often dressed up as women to dance at gatherings is on the rise in post-Taliban Afghanistan, according to Afghan human rights researchers, Western officials and men who take part in the abuse.

”Like it or not, there was better rule of law under the Taliban,” said Dee Brillenburg Wurth, a child protection expert at the UN mission in Afghanistan, who has sought to persuade the government to address the problem. ”They saw it as a sin, and they stopped a lot of it.”

Over the past decade, the phenomenon has flourished in Pashtun areas in the south, in several northern provinces and even in the capital, according to Afghans who engage in the practice or have studied it. Although issues such as women’s rights and moral crimes have attracted a flood of donor aid and activism in recent years, bacha bazi remains poorly understood…

Afghan men have exploited boys as sexual partners for generations, people who have studied the issue say. The practice became rampant during the 1980s, when mujahideen commanders fighting Soviet forces became notorious for recruiting boys while passing through villages. In Kandahar during the mid-1990s, the Taliban was born in part out of public anger that commanders had married bachas and were engaging in other morally licentious behaviour.

Afghanistan’s legal codes are based mainly on sharia, or Islamic law, which strictly prohibits sodomy. The law also bars sex before marriage. Under Afghan law, men must be at least 18 years old and women 16 to marry.

During the Taliban era, men suspected of having sex with men or boys were executed. In the late 1990s, amid the group’s repressive reign, the practice of bacha bazi went underground. The fall of the Taliban government in late 2001 and the flood of donor money that poured into Afghanistan revived the phenomenon.

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  1. lobo91
    2 | April 7, 2012 10:26 am

    Meanwhile, here in Kuwait:

    In Kuwait, Public Debate over Demand to Demolish Churches

    Kuwait has seen a years-long political struggle between liberal and moderate religious circles on the one hand and Islamist and Salafi streams on the other, over the character of the Kuwaiti society and state. The struggle recently intensified as the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi forces increased their power in several Arab countries in the wake of the Arab Spring – including in Kuwait itself, as reflected by their winning nearly half of the seats in the Kuwaiti parliament (23 out of 50) in the February 2012 elections.

    One of the manifestations of this political struggle has been a fierce debate over the rights of Kuwait’s religious minorities. After the Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs granted the Catholic Church a permit to erect a new church in the country, recently elected MP Osama Al-Munawar, of the Salafi stream, announced he would submit a bill calling for the demolishment of all existing churches in the country and banning the construction of new churches. Al-Munawar later recanted in part, saying his bill would apply only to new churches, whose construction contravened the Islamic shari’a as well as an explicit fatwa on the matter by the Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs. He added that he intended to question the minister of religious endowments regarding the issuance of the permit to build a new Catholic church in violation of this fatwa.

    Al-Munawar’s initial statements were positively received by Kuwaiti Islamist preacher Sheikh Saleh Al-Ghanem, who said that, according to the Prophet Muhammad, “no religion [but Islam] may be practiced in the Arabian Peninsula” (which means that non-Islamic houses of worship must not be built, and that any existing ones must be destroyed).[1] Saudi Mufti ‘Abd Al-’Aziz bin ‘Abdallah Aal Al-Sheikh responded in a similar vein in an interview with the Kuwaiti daily Al-Anba: “Kuwait is part of the Arabian Peninsula, and [the countries in] the Arabian Peninsula must demolish any churches that exist [within their borders], because… the Prophet instructed us that there is no place for two religions in [the Peninsula].”

  2. Buffalobob
    3 | April 7, 2012 1:38 pm

    I’m not able to determine what is true or what is false in the reporting on the Middle East. Especially if the reports are written or authored by UN affiliates. Being the skeptic that I am, I find it hard to accept that this pedophilia has not been part of the culture since the 7th century.

  3. darkwords
    4 | April 7, 2012 3:37 pm

    One wonders what device is it in afghan that gives these pedophiles any type of power. Obviously they have never heard of the word pedophile.

    I would think it would have to be a cultural inclination exacerbated by Islam. Some anthropologist must have studied this.

  4. yenta-fada
    5 | April 7, 2012 6:40 pm

    A good basic definition of The Arab Mind by shrinkwrapped. The complete unavailability of women makes young boys walking targets for Muslim secuality.

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