Skip to comments.State Department: Sexual Abuse of Boys on the Rise in Afghanistan
Posted on 03/19/2014 5:12:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The State Department in its 2013 human rights report on Afghanistan said the sexual abuse of boys, or bacha baazi, is on the rise in the region, with the practice becoming common in Kabul.
The practice of bacha baazi (dancing boys)which involved powerful or wealthy local figures and businessmen sexually abusing young boys who were trained to dance in female clotheswas on the rise, the State Department said in its human rights report.
The report noted an increase in rapes during the year, with most victims being children. In fact, sexual abuse of children reached an all-time high, according to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).
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How can it be on the rise? Its Afghanistan. Its endemic.
Well, Karzai just interfered with Barry’s plans so there ya go. NOW someone cares.
nothing new. Should have obliterated the place and everyone in it long ago.
It’s on the rise in the west due to tolerance
Doesn’t our administration support this kind of deviancy? They’re forcing it on Uganda right now.
True it isn’t new. It is somewhat ironic that it’s coming out of a State Department “run” by people such as Kerry.
Have you seen what goes on in schools? Of course they support it
Same as it ever was.
On another thread we were just talking about the rampant abuse of children in our Western Societies (and no country is exempt from this). It just turns out that Afghanistan is just as evil, if not more so, than many in Western nations.
JERSEY (UK):Children were loaned to rich paedophile yachtsmen
Send in the clowns. Kerry can handle this one.
It’s just love.....who are we to judge? /s
I wonder how in the world Ms. Hunter got this information.
Afghanistan is a MESS, politically, economically and socially. So how does Ms. Hunter decide to publish this?
It is SO incendiary and OBVIOUSLY meant to provoke and demean.
And, more to the point, how in the world does our State Department know this? How do they know this to be true?
It's garbage to rile up the people. Garbage in; garbage out. Not a good thing for our State Department to publish.
Send in the clowns??? Lol. YOU are dating yourself. But then, so am I.
From the Internet: "Send in the Clowns" is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night.
It’s been reported many times by our own servicemen. It makes them sick to even be there ... that they are supporting so-called “allies” like that. It’s a very well known practice.
This is an ingrained part of their culture. They are a depraved sickening bunch of 7th Century perverts. We need to get the Heck out of there and let them get back to killing and raping each other with great abandonment.
We need to flee Sodom and let it stay Sodom? never mind allowing the Taliban back in?
Is Clinton on tour again?
Satan calls the tune in that part of the world,uses Islam as a cover to do it.
Islam is Satan.
I’ve read several accounts from soldiers who have fought there quoting the locals.....”Women are for children, boys are for pleasure”.
Its common knowlege that the dancing boys thing has caused major problems between our officers and theirs over there as our officers are horrified by the practice.
I guess if a woman can marry her dog, why not.
Hate to burst your bubble, but that kind of thing is endemic in MOST of the middle and near east. It has been so for as long as there HAS been a middle and near east. It's not NEWS or new. As you said, it's a very well known practice. So, why the shock if it's so WELL KNOWN?
We didn't need our servicemen to tell us that.
My husband and I lived in the middle east for five long years and got to travel all over there. We never went to Afghanistan because we didn't WANT to. It was a PIT-HOLE then and it will ALWAYS be a pit-hole--ALWAYS.
Maybe 99.9 to 99.99 is on the rise.
Well quoting from your post ... “How do they know this to be true?”
It doesn’t sound like it’s my bubble bursting ... LOL ...
Go back to your primer and learn to read. THEN you can read to learn.
Sorry but I’m not the one who posted this ... “How do they know this to be true?”
You did in post #13 ...
In that culture it is not “sexual abuse.” It is proper use. They take that from their ancient Greek heritage along with their Moslem heritage. Let’s not all be hateful and discriminatory bigots, now.
I know a little history about TransJordan and the UN accord after the British left and how it was divided. Will someone please explain to me why the so-called Palistinians don't have their own country once Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip? I've never understood that. They have their own homeland and have done nothing with it, starting with destroying the infra-structure that Israel left in place for them. Sheesh, how stupid and radical can you be to destroy Israeli greenhouses and other infra-structure?
The UN communists call the Pali towns as camps. Bullshit, they are entire towns with houses. Although they lack a modern system, they have market places and go about their business while their Madrasses recruit enough young to hate and attempt to destroy Israel.
I've followed this for sometime and glad Israel built the wall and no longer experience Arafat's (Nobel Peace Prize..pfft..what a joke that has become) jihad in bombing cafes, buses, weddings, market places, etc. on a horrific scale. The greedy little prick had about 90% of demands met in the Camp David Accords. But not enough for that little Jewish hating tyrant. Declares a new jihad against Israel.
So Israel now lives in relative peace (impotent Hamas rockets notwithstanding). And yet so much of the World see the Israelites as the problem. Does no one ever notice that Israel does not initially attack the Hamas backed Palis? Am I the only one to not notice that? F**k the Palis and Hamas and all their proxies. They got their slice of the ME pie, let them wallow in their own unproductive cesspool. Hope they all die and rot, or better yet rot and than die. Same for Iran's Hezbollah.
That's my ultimate fear. NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) will start making in-roads and our perverse society will say, well, all's fair when it comes to sex. The psycobabblists will ask the question if the young boy is okay with it, and if seduced, then why not? It's coming. Guarantee it. Beastiality is not far behind (no pun intended). Hope I'm dead by then.
Until then, I will cruise in my newly acquired 1958 Chevy Impala listening to the Shirells, Supremes, Four Tops, Temptations, early Stones, etc. while trying to remember when this Country had values that worked before the 60's self-indulgent generation, which I'm a member. That said, there are certain values that have served mankind well - like honesty, integrity, self-accountability, courtesy, shame et al.
True, that is surprising.
Pull out? Doesnt sound manly to me, Bill! I say leave it in there and get the job done!Of course, given that we did not do the job in Afghanistan but instead set up a former Taliban guy as the head of the country, it bears wondering what the plan was.
Not surprising - Didn’t US forces recently hold a big Gay Pride celebration in Kandahar?
and this is the country that we’re dying to save???
No Blood for Islam.
The dying is due to rules of engagement that make no sense at all. Otherwise it’d be the enemy dying.
What’s really twisted is while the state department reports on this, it also promotes it to the Afghans.
A young missionary man from our church went to Afghanistan back in 2007 to teach Afghani boys English. He said most of the boys had been sexually assaulted by Afghani elders in their towns. Some of the boys were looking forward to getting older and being in a position of power so they could enjoy perpetrating humiliation like the elders before them.
After returning, he told me there was no hope to transform enough of those people to goodness. Between Islam and the tribal traditions it was a chaotic mess.
Makes you sick to think of the gay parade they are trying to make out of St. Patrick’s Day in Boston, USA. How many convictions like Sandusky and the mess in the Priests Catholic Church do we need before the majority sees the common sense of this as a perversion?
Time for the USA to get back to our Founding Values or be subjected to the same judgment of God as Sodom and Gomorrah in the time of Abraham.
You saw what I did there.
Too bad the mothers have so little to say in all of this. It's a culture and society that's a mess. I guess it always has been that way and always will be. It was probably that way long before Islam, since Islam only arrived there in the 7th century.
The state department should be dealing with unchecked illegal immigration right here. I do not care about buggered Afghani’s.
However, even men who practice homosexuality exclusively are not labeled by themselves or their counterparts as homosexual.
Loving a man would therefore be unacceptable and a major sin within this cultural interpretation of Islam, but using another man for sexual gratification would be regarded as a foible undesirable but far preferable to sex with an ineligible woman which would likely result in issues of revenge and honor killings, the Armys report added.
My husband and I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for five years. The 30 Saudis I worked with were pretty ordinary Joes Schomes from Kokomo, blue collar, common ordinary working stiffs. They were all married, with children, just working to pay the bills.
I heard a group of the older men talking in earnest one day. They kept saying "sayarit" a lot.
After their confab I asked my boss what they were talking about. They were all complaining about their older teenage sons who DIDN'T want to work, DIDN'T want to go to school and DIDN'T want to stay home and help out. They just wanted to drive around in their sayarits... cars...and talk about girls.
I laughed. I said that OUR teenage males were just the same.