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Posted on 12/29/2006 9:01:09 AM PST by 13Sisters76
Boys of the Taliban By Jamie Glazov FrontPageMagazine.com | December 29, 2006
Just recently, the Taliban issued a new set of 30 rules to its fighters.
Many of the instructions were to be expected: rule No. 25 commands the murder of teachers if a warning and a beating does not dissuade them from teaching. No. 26 outlines the exquisite delicacy of burning schools and destroying anything that aid organizations might undertake -- such as the building of a new road, school or clinic. The essence of the other rules are easily left to the imagination, basically involving what militant Islam is about: vile hate, death and destruction.
But there is a curious rule that the Western media has typically ignored. Rule No. 19 instructs that Taliban fighters must not take young boys without facial hair into their private quarters.
(Cough and clearing of the throat).
Aside from the question of what is permitted if a young boy does happen to have facial hair, this new Taliban commandment brings light to a taboo pathology that underlies the structures of militant Islam. And it is crucial to deconstruct the meaning of this rule -- and the horrid reality that it represents -- because it serves as a gateway to understanding the primary causes of Islamic rage and terror.
Rule No. 19 obviously indicates that the sexual abuse of young boys is a prevalent and institutionalized phenomenon among the Taliban and that, for one reason or another, its widespread practice has become a problem.
The fact that Taliban militants spare time involves sodomizing young boys should by no means be any kind of surprise or eyebrow raiser. That a mass pathology such as this occurs in a culture which demonizes the female and her sexuality -- and puts her out of mind and sight -- is only to be expected. To be sure, it is a simple given that the religious male fanatic who flies into a violent rage even at the thought of an exposed womans ankle will also be, in some other dysfunctional and dark secret compartment of his fractured life, the person who leads some poor helpless young boy into his private chambers.
The key issue here is that the demented sickness that underlies Rule No. 19 is by no means exclusive to the Taliban; it is a widespread phenomenon throughout Islamic-Arab culture and it lies, among other factors, at the root of that cultures addiction to rage and its lust for violence, terror and suicide.
There is a basic and common sense empirical human reality: wherever humans construct and perpetuate an environment in which females and their sexuality are demonized and are pushed into invisibility, homosexual behaviour among men and the sexual abuse of young boys by older men always increases. Islamic-Arab culture serves as a perfect example of this paradigm, seeing that gender apartheid, fear of female sexuality and a vicious misogyny are the structures on which the whole society functions.
It is no surprise that John Racy, a psychiatrist with much experience in Arab societies, has noted that homosexuality is extremely common in many parts of the Arab world.  Indeed, even though homosexuality is officially despised in this culture and strictly prohibited and punishable by imprisonment, incarceration and/or death, having sex with boys or effeminate men is actually a social norm. Males serve as available substitutes for unavailable women. The key is this: the male who does the penetrating is not considered to be homosexual or emasculated any more than if he were to have sex with his wife, while the male who is penetrated is emasculated. The boy, however, is not considered to be emasculated since he is not yet considered to be a man. A man who has sex with boys is simply doing what many men (especially unmarried ones) do.  And this reality is connected to the fact that, as scholar Bruce Dunne has demonstrated, sex in Islamic-Arab societies is not about mutuality between partners, but about the adult male's achievement of pleasure through violent domination. 
While secrecy and taboo surround this phenomenon, some courageous Arabs have dared to discuss and expose it. Walid Shoebat, for instance, a former Palestinian terrorist, has openly related the abuse of young boys in Palestinian Muslim society. He himself witnessed a line of shepherd boys waiting for their turn to sodomize a five-year-old boy.  Amnesty International has also reported that Afghan warlords routinely sexually victimize young boys and film the orgies.  (The sexual abuse of young girls in this environment is also obviously widespread). 
While she was in Afghanistan in 1961, author and scholar Phyllis Chesler saw homosexuals roaming the streets, holding hands in broad daylight and gazing into each others eyes. One of the pair, she writes, might sport a flower behind his ear; another might be wearing lipstick or have rouged cheeks. At the same time, Chesler observed that everyone, including her husband, was in denial about this common social reality, refusing to admit that this widespread behaviour was, in fact, homosexuality. 
In the dysfunctional and morbid paradigms of this culture, the idea of love is, obviously, completely absent from men's understanding of sexuality. Like the essence of Arab masculinity, it is reduced to a form of prison sex: hurting others with violence. A gigantic rupture inevitably develops between men and women, where no harmony, affection or equality is allowed to exist. 
The sexual confusion, humiliation, and repression that develop in the mindset of many males in this culture are excruciating. And it is no surprise that many of them find the only avenue for personal gratification in the act of sexually abusing young boys and, of course, in humiliating the foreign "enemy," whose masculinity must be violated at all costs -- just as theirs once was.
Islamist terror, therefore, is, in part, very much a release of the terrorists bottled-up sexual rage in connection to sexual frustration and desperation -- and to the humiliation connected to feelings of emasculation, which culminates in the act of striking out against the enemy and violating his masculinity. The inner workings of this mindset explain why Islamic terrorists consistently engage in sexual mutilation of their victims. Psychiatrist David Gutmann notes this phenomenon in the context of Arab anti-Semitism:
The Israelis perform in this Arab psychodrama of gender as a potent, destabilizing threat: to begin with, as a people they broke out of the deprecated but tolerated status of Dhimmi - a kind of submissive "woman" - to the "masculine" status of pioneer, rebel, warrior and nation builder. In retaliation, in their wars and Intifadas the Arabs strive to castrate the uppity masculinizing Jew -- and this project is carried out quite literally on the battlefield, where the bodies of fallen Jews have been mutilated in the most obscene ways. 
This lust for violence against the enemy and the accompanying yearning to die in the process are fuelled by the morbid earthly existence that is engendered by militant Islam. Indeed, there exists very few reasons for males to value their time on earth; their freedom of action and ability to experience joy and pleasure are extremely limited in terms of what is allowed. To be sure, most young men have absolutely no experience in love, sex, affection or friendship with females, and they have no outlet for their libido, which, to further pathologize the mindset, they regard as evil temptation. Killing and dying, therefore, become the only areas where free will can be exercised.
This lust for death is further compounded by the theological underpinnings of Islam itself, which promises the Muslim male sexual treats in the afterlife which are forbidden to him on earth. Indeed, if a Muslim male dies in the cause of jihad, he will enjoy a blissful union with virgins in paradise (Suras 78:31, 37:40-48, 44:51-55). And for those Muslim warriors for whom women are not of interest, there will be young pre-pubescent boys at their service -- and they will be like scattered pearls of perpetual freshness (Suras 52:24, 56:17, 76:19).
Thus, for the Taliban fighters who are frustrated with the new obstacles posed by Rule No. 19, there now exists an even greater incentive to get to paradise a little faster.
In essence, suicide through jihad represents a form of perverted liberty through which an individual can express himself. In so doing, the Islamic radical strikes out at what tempts him, avenges his own emasculation and, through the act of suicide, cleanses himself of his own temptation by ridding himself of his earthly existence.
Theodore Dalrymple offers a profound analysis of this phenomenon in the context of the Muslim fundamentalists agonizing hate and self-hate inside a Western society. Analyzing the motivations of the Pakistani suicide bombers who struck in London in June 2005, he demonstrates that they saw no way out of their confrontation with freedom and modernity except death:
What more convincing evidence of faith could there be than to die for its sake? How can a person be really attached or attracted to rap music and cricket and Mercedes cars if he is prepared to blow himself up as a means of destroying the society that produces them? Death will be the end of the illicit attachment that he cannot entirely eliminate from his heart. The two forms of jihad, the inner and the outer, the greater and the lesser, thus coalesce in one apocalyptic action. By means of suicide bombing, the bombers overcome moral impurities and religious doubts within themselves and, supposedly, strike an external blow for the propagation of the faith. 
All of these inter-related phenomena serve as windows of understanding for us, through which we become able to grasp the demented and psychopathic psychology that creates the need for a rule such as the Talibans No. 19. It is a rule that exposes a fanatic mindset that holds the sight and reality of an unveiled woman to be a horrific nightmare and the greatest sin, yet simultaneously considers the forced rape of a young prepubescent boy to be in the normal swing of things.
It is on this eerie and putrid plateau that we come to see the factors that spawn the yearning for death and suicide inside militant Islam. Circumscribed in the most vicious and sadistic of ways, the men imprisoned in these cages long to regain a masculinity and humanity that was violently robbed from them as children. In a setting where healing through contact with feminine affection is denied and considered evil, self-extinction through hurting the enemy -- and the tempter -- becomes the only way out.
 David Pryce-Jones, The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs (Chicago: Irvin R. Dee, 2002), p.131.
 Bruce Dunne, Power and Sexuality in the Middle East, Middle East Report, Spring 1998. For a further discussion on the widespread homosexuality among men in Muslim societies in North Africa and South Asia, and how married men having sex with boys and other men is considered a social norm, and not homosexual, see Arno Schmitt and Jehoeda Sofer (eds.), Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Muslim Societies (New York: Harrington Park Press, 1992).
 Chesler, The Death of Feminism, (Macmillan: New York , 2005), p.144.
 Chesler, p.144.
 Author Nawal El Saadawi, gives an account of the horrifying and widespread sexual abuse of young girls in the Muslim-Arab world, a crime for which the perpetrators are exonerated. See Sadawwi, The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World, pp.12-24. While it is obvious that this abuse, as with the abuse of young boys, is connected to the unavailability of women for men in the culture at large, Chesler notes that the widespread sexual abuse of female children in the Muslim world is one of the main ways of traumatizing and shaming girls into obedience and rendering them less capable of rebellion or resistance when they grow up. (Chesler, p.145)
 Chesler, p.88 and p.144.
 David Gutmann, Symposium: Purifying Allah's Soil, FrontPageMagazine.com, January 27, 2006.
 Theodore Dalrymple, The Suicide Bombers Among Us, City Journal, Autumn 2005.
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I don't normally celebrate or smile when someone dies, even if that person is generally a bad egg. I do, however, make an exception for mass-murdering, sadistic dictators who have had hundreds of thousands murdered and started numerous wars that have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands or millions of people. Here's to Maddas' impending date with Justice: Bottoms Up!!!
Hey, Maddas, BUH BYE you miserable waste of human flesh!
"Aside from the question of what is permitted if a young boy does happen to have facial hair..."
they play "pull my finger"... but its not his finger
Oops, sorry, this was supposed to be a reply to a thread about Saddam's impending hanging. Don't ask me how this happened - its a first for me.
Islam is generally condemned for its treatment of women, but the essence of masculinity is also degraded. To say a man is not responsible for raping a woman who exposes a bit of flesh is saying man is incapable of controlling sexual drive, like a male animal exposed to his female counterpart in heat.
But, the sexuality of humans if far different (and more fun) than any other large mammal. Women are willing partners under the right conditions (love) at any time, not just in specific periods of fertility. Men have no senses that tell them when women are fertile, and fertile women don't get surrounded by men fighting to pass on their genes.
This lovely distinction between humans and other mammels is ignored by Islam, and Muslim males are deemed helpless as other animals to sexual drive, even though there is absolutely no stimulus comparable to a female mammal in heat.
Excerpt from: (warning-explicit language at link)
"Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity."
"This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of love and eroticism within marriage), and began the arduous task of elevating the status of women." (snip)
islam is the earthly version of Hell. Where God does not exist, or where people bow to false gods, evil of every sort proliferates. You can see it right here in America. As we drive God deeper and deeper from public view and outlaw Him from government, we see our own nation beginnning to sink in a sea of immorality and sexual perversion, to the point where we don't even recognize immorality as being evil anymore. In America though, there is still the chance of a return to God and therefore much hope; in islam there is no hope.
Interesting article by Mr. Prager. Another great gift of the Torah was to eliminate poligamy and incest, which has degraded the genetic pool among Muslims to an extent not many people realize. Perhaps this also helps explain their violence and hatred endemic to their culture.
Ha, I had to check the definition of "consanguinity". It's just not a problem that would come to mind. It's like China suddenly not having enough women to go around. What a mess.
We just don't appreciate the benefits western civilization has enjoyed due to our Judeo/Christian culture. We seem to be about ready to find out the hard way.
"haemoglobinopathies" is another tough word, but essentially it is similar to Sickle Cell Anemia, a painful disease that starves the body of oxygen. Here at the Medical College of Georgia they have come up with a successful treatment of frequent blood transfusions, which is straining supplies.
Try any bar on a saturday night.
It sounds horrible. And, the potential for rich Saudis to start purchasing quantities of blood in the third world is an awful thought.
Ha! Ha! But you miss the point. Let's say one in 7 women could become pregnant that Saturday night (she's ovulating). You can't tell which one it is.
But one canine waitress at the Dogs Playing Poker Bar, if in heat, would break up the game.
Winston Churchill, when he was First Lord of the Admiralty before World War One, was told that one of his orders would undermine the traditions of the Royal Navy.
"And what are those traditions? Rum, buggery, and the lash. Good day, gentlemen."
Wow, such easily preventable diseases just make me mad.
"And what are those traditions? Rum, buggery, and the lash. Good day, gentlemen."
There's a very funny rugby song with the words, "The hedgehog alone, enjoys the distinction, of never being buggered by the Royal Navy..."
Fascinating. Thanks for posting it.
George Gilder wrote a most amazing book back in the early 70s about this topic- "Men and Marriage". Here he made the argument that humans , once civilized, channeled their energy, (mostly) limited sex to marriage and went on from there to create wonderful systems.
Once the onus was removed from out of wedlock births and sex became "recreational", men (now removed from the responsibilities of families by Big Daddy government) formed packs and used that energy for other, less positive, pursuits.
At one time, not too long ago, sex was a positive thing between two people who understood committment. In spite of the occasional (FAR less occasional than now, at least) lapse, people understood its importance and its power. Now, it is a "pastime", the expected end to the party. Children refer to it as "hooking up" and it makes perfect sense to them to have sex with someone who's name you may not even know.
Why and when did it happen that we are so willing to give something so precious to a person we wouldn't dream of marrying?