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‘Frontline’ examines Afghan ‘boy play’ underworld
Boston Globe ^ | April 20, 2010 | Joel Brown

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 country’s 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.

It’s “sexual slavery,’’ in the words of a United Nations official, a tradition so odious that the Taliban banned it. It’s 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 children’s musician.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bachabazi; behindcloseddoors; boyplay; childabuse; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; islam; muslim; rop; sexualfrustration; sexualslavery; taleban; taliban

1 posted on 04/20/2010 9:51:43 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

“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...


2 posted on 04/20/2010 9:53:22 AM PDT by jessduntno (I've never been a member of the Democrat Party. I stepped in it once, but scraped it off.)
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To: reaganaut1

read “The Kite Runner”


3 posted on 04/20/2010 9:53:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: reaganaut1
It’s “sexual slavery,’’ in the words of a United Nations official,

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.

4 posted on 04/20/2010 9:54:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: reaganaut1
it has made a comeback under the more Western-friendly government now in place.

Bush's fault.

5 posted on 04/20/2010 9:55:11 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: reaganaut1
Meanwhile....
 
U.S. MARINES PROTECT AFGHAN’S POPPY FIELDS
Obama’s First Order: Don’t Hurt the Heroin
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2287687/posts

6 posted on 04/20/2010 9:57:05 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: reaganaut1

I guess these pervs got bored with dancing goats.


7 posted on 04/20/2010 9:57:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: reaganaut1

Pederasty and other form of sexual predation against boys are tolerated not just among Pushtuns but throughout Islam.


8 posted on 04/20/2010 9:58:06 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: reaganaut1

FRONTLINE Presents
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS


9 posted on 04/20/2010 9:58:25 AM PDT by traumer
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To: reaganaut1

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...


10 posted on 04/20/2010 9:59:08 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: reaganaut1

Just nuke them from orbit - its the only way to be sure...


11 posted on 04/20/2010 9:59:57 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: reaganaut1

Taliban al Queda homosexual slavery.

Allah Akbar.


12 posted on 04/20/2010 10:00:50 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (If you don't send money to Conservative/Libertarian candidates, Obama will just steal it.)
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To: reaganaut1

dang those Amish!!


13 posted on 04/20/2010 10:03:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Cargo Cult Liberalism isn't going to work.)
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To: reaganaut1

It’s PBS after all - so I imagine that since the subject is gay “love,” they will treat it sympathetically?


14 posted on 04/20/2010 10:03:30 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded, my brains fell out.)
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To: reaganaut1

I’m not buying the pro-Taliban spin here. One child molesting woman-hating terrorist is as bad as another.


15 posted on 04/20/2010 10:04:16 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Responsibility2nd

They use goats for “polo” in Afghanistan..........


16 posted on 04/20/2010 10:05:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: reaganaut1

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...


17 posted on 04/20/2010 10:05:37 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: reaganaut1

WWW.FRONTPAGEMAG.COM
The Sexual Rage Behind Islamic Terror
http://97.74.65.51/Printable.aspx?ArtId=25196


18 posted on 04/20/2010 10:07:38 AM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: "I support his [McCain] position on immigration.")
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To: reaganaut1
[They allow him to film bacha bazi parties and interview the adolescent boys they “own.’’]
 
own?  OWN?

 
"COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS DESPOTISM"
 
Does the present occupant of the oval office ever bother to look out the window and ponder why those words are written in stone...

 
 
Or why Thomas Jefferson is standing there, GLARING AT HIM?




19 posted on 04/20/2010 10:08:43 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: silverleaf

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?


20 posted on 04/20/2010 10:11:38 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: reaganaut1

This would be a paradise for Miss Linseed and Cholly Crist


21 posted on 04/20/2010 10:13:09 AM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


22 posted on 04/20/2010 10:14:21 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Lurker

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.


23 posted on 04/20/2010 10:19:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: reaganaut1; Slings and Arrows

* snicker *

24 posted on 04/20/2010 10:25:14 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Lurker

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
(sarc)


25 posted on 04/20/2010 10:32:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: jessduntno

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!


26 posted on 04/20/2010 10:37:45 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


27 posted on 04/20/2010 10:39:08 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: 43north

you got a LOL from me on that. Shoot, that may become a tagline for me. :)


28 posted on 04/20/2010 10:40:21 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (I refuse to pay for DUmmies' Healthcare!!!)
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To: 2banana

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.


29 posted on 04/20/2010 10:43:58 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: reaganaut1
As George MacDonald Fraiser commented, As Harry Flashman, in the Original Flashman Novel, “They Would rather be perverts than Not!”
30 posted on 04/20/2010 10:53:28 AM PDT by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


31 posted on 04/20/2010 11:12:49 AM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: reaganaut1

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.


32 posted on 04/20/2010 3:30:57 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: All

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2495759/posts


33 posted on 04/20/2010 4:10:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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