“Maybe his friend was an extra special friend and he felt guilty about their special times together, especially after becoming religious.”
Israeli postmortems of suicide bombers found anal tears and semen. The shoe bomber frequently asked his fellow Jihadists to have anal sex with him so as to increase his capacity to carry explosives.
An Iranian in college told me, “Is no gay people in Iran. But you can’t have sex with women. So, you go to the city and get a young boy with smooth legs. Their handlers cut their balls off to keep them attractive. You pay them for sex.” This was in 1977.
On that last, there were all sorts of similar stories coming out of Afghanistan. Here’s a story about that sort of thing from Brit troops I found very quickly, with some interesting corroborating commentary following.
It’s a sick culture in so many ways.