The practice of “bacha bazi” goes back many hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years in the Middle East and Asia. Many powerful warlords and rich merchants have long held to a surprising sexual perspective: “Women are for children. Boys are for pleasure.”
It might be hard for us to wrap our heads around this, but our Afghan “allies” against the extremist Taliban regularly and commonly practice bacha bazi, which literally translates “boy play.” They dress little boys up as women, force them to dance provocatively at parties, and also force them to perform various (often violent and coerced) sex acts with leaders and officials. Many of these officials and leaders also have wives, but the wives are used merely for procreation. Their lust is satisfied almost exclusively with enslaved boys.
It’s messed up. And US troops have been told to “look the other way” when confronted with bacha bazi. Dan Quinn, a former member of the American special forces stationed in Afghanistan, was recently disciplined because he refused to continue looking the other way:
“The reason we were here is because we heard the terrible things the Taliban were doing to people, how they were taking away human rights,” said Dan Quinn, a former Special Forces captain who beat up an American-backed militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave. “But we were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did — that was something village elders voiced to me.”
The policy of instructing soldiers to ignore child sexual abuse by their Afghan allies is coming under new scrutiny, particularly as it emerges that service members like Captain Quinn have faced discipline, even career ruin, for disobeying it.
After the beating, the Army relieved Captain Quinn of his command and pulled him from Afghanistan. He has since left the military.
These are our “allies,” by the way. The Taliban, based on its more orthodox reading of the Q’uran, outlawed bacha bazi because of its homosexual nature—more so than for its sexual abuse of children, on which Allah looks more kindly. The practice of bacha bazi still went on, but it was no longer public, as the Taliban punished it severely.
When the Taliban fell, thanks to American involvement in Afghanistan, the practice of bacha bazi came back with a vengeance. And it has continued to become an even larger and more common problem since 2001. Yet you rarely see or hear any reports of it in the mainstream media.
Why? I can’t say exactly, but I suspect that many news outlets are firmly on the side of the homosexual lobby:
“The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) recently boasted that although homosexuals are less than two percent of the population, three-fourths of the people who decide the content of the front page of the New York Times are homosexual,” [Dr. Judith] Reisman wrote.
That one fact is especially noteworthy, experts point out, given the recent child sex scandals taking place within the American Catholic church.
A survey by WorldNetDaily of recent news reports found that rarely did the media describe priestly sexual abuse as “homosexual” or “gay” activity – even though the worst incidents involved male-to-male contact, and a spate of investigative reports has revealed that the Vatican is concerned about an upsurge of homosexuals in seminary schools throughout the world.
The clear connection between homosexuality and pedophilia has long been a bone of contention for many homosexual activists, and any story that might shed more light on the common connection would naturally be suppressed. The connection is there nonetheless.
It is also the case that the American federal government very much wants to suppress the fact that our troops have been dying to place pedophiles into positions of power in the Middle East. Because they’re afraid the public might finally find out that our never-ending war to replace one kind of terrorist with another is more about feeding the military industrial complex than it is about world peace or human rights.
That’s disgusting. This whole story sickens me.