Skip to comments.‘Frontline’ examines Afghan ‘boy play’ underworld
Posted on 04/20/2010 9:51:43 AM PDT by reaganaut1
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan on PBS sounds like a heartwarming documentary, but unfortunately the lives of these juvenile entertainers is anything but. The Frontline investigation illuminates one more dark corner of that tragic countrys soul.
Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi infiltrates the subculture of bacha bazi literally, boy play in which poor or orphaned Afghan boys become the possessions of powerful men. They dress as women and dance to entertain at all-male parties; later they are used sexually by their masters and other men.
Its sexual slavery, in the words of a United Nations official, a tradition so odious that the Taliban banned it. Its also illegal. But in one of the ironies that seem so common in that country, it has made a comeback under the more Western-friendly government now in place.
Quraishi, who also reported for Frontline on Behind Taliban Lines, is courageous and crafty. He once fled Afghanistan in fear for his life after reporting on massacres during fighting against the Taliban. Now he somehow convinces several powerful men in the city of Takhar that he is making a sympathetic film comparing Afghan and European bacha bazi practices. They allow him to film bacha bazi parties and interview the adolescent boys they own.
Chief among these villains are a former mujahedeen commander-turned-car dealer named Dastager, whose leering admiration of the dancing boys is impossible to mistake for anything wholesome, and a scarily quiet, dead-eyed musician who trains the boys. That the musician is named Rafi is another brutal irony, although he spells his name differently than the popular US childrens musician.
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“Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi infiltrates the subculture of bacha bazi literally, boy play in which poor or orphaned Afghan boys become the possessions of powerful men. They dress as women and dance to entertain at all-male parties; later they are used sexually by their masters and other men.”
Yeah, we’re gonna “democratize” these assholes...
read “The Kite Runner”
And if there's one thing that the corrupt figures at the United Nations know, it's how to turn small children into sexual slaves.
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I guess these pervs got bored with dancing goats.
Pederasty and other form of sexual predation against boys are tolerated not just among Pushtuns but throughout Islam.
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS
a ) This is horrid; and
b ) nobody seemed to notice until we decided to get rid of Karzai. Now, the skids will be greased to increase the speed of his exit from power.
Is that good or bad? who knows?
but if I were an Afghan, the US army’s withdrawl from various outlying areas in the country, and the US’s probable soon-to-be abandonment of its “man in Kabul”, would suggest that I hedge my bets and start making nice with the Taliban...
Just nuke them from orbit - its the only way to be sure...
Taliban al Queda homosexual slavery.
dang those Amish!!
It’s PBS after all - so I imagine that since the subject is gay “love,” they will treat it sympathetically?
I’m not buying the pro-Taliban spin here. One child molesting woman-hating terrorist is as bad as another.
They use goats for “polo” in Afghanistan..........
Sexuality of muslim men (this is from first hand observations):
1. “Men and boys are for pleasure and women are for (male) babies.”
2. It is not homosexual activity if you are the “pitcher” or the one “penetrating.”
3. Non-muslim women are all whores and prostitutes
4. Sex with non-muslim women doesn’t count (as cheating) because they are infidels
5. If a muslim women is raped, it is her fault (she should have fought back harder)
6. It is OK to marry 13 year olds and have up to 4 wives. It is OK to divorce a wife once she gets too old and add a younger bride to your “stable”
7. It is OK to “marry” a muslim woman, have sex with her and them divorce her - it is called a “pleasure marriage” or temporary marriage (or sigha). The local Mullah gets a cut of the cost of the marriage. He actually is the pimp.
This is their mindset. The quicker you understand this the better you will comprehend their bizarre behavior...
The Sexual Rage Behind Islamic Terror
Better yet, Google “Franklin Coverup”, “William Colby”, “Larry King”, and “Boys Town”.
America has it’s own ‘boy play’ underworld, and it’s in the FBI records of most of our longterm politicians. Why do you think Hillary went to all the trouble to get their FBI files?
This would be a paradise for Miss Linseed and Cholly Crist
This is the historical remains of this part of the world being occupied by the Greeks and the Persians many hundreds of years ago. The culture established back then has been somewhat sheltered throughout the centuries because there has not been much influenced by Christians whereby most cultures gained a conscience against sexual slavery.
That cracked me up to. I don’t think they’ll air a documentary on PBS unless you can find an angle to blame at least part of the problem on rich white people or the US military.
* snicker *
there ya go
and another reason for libs to argue that the taliban are better than (or a response to moral outrage caused by) the corrupt CIA/Bush?Cheney/Rove backed guys
democratize, H no.
The minute we leave it will revert to the hellhole it has always been.
Get our guys and gals out of there NOW!
This is vile enough alone, the sexual abuse of young children and a society’s condoning of it. What I’ve ALSO read is that, once the boys reach adulthood, they are considered outcasts and outlaws. They are treated like they WILLINGLY became whores, even though they had essentially NO say in their fate. As a result, they end up common criminals and, typically, dead soon after their slavery “gigs” are up.
you got a LOL from me on that. Shoot, that may become a tagline for me. :)
Sounds as if you’ve done a tour in the KSA. You should see the looks I get when I tell people the same thing. Half still don’t believe me—as if I’m joking.
Not many people even know about the Franklin case. I will always want to know who bought the rights to the documentary and tried to make it dissapear.
well, at least this way the powerful men know what they are getting.
Imagine lifting a burka and finding Helen Thomas? It might turn you to ‘dancing boys’ too.