For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers. Some research suggests that half the Pashtun tribal members in Kandahar and other southern towns are bacha baz, the term for an older man with a boy lover. Literally it means "boy player." The men like to boast about it.I get the creepy feeling that former NSYNC producer, Lou Pearlman, is in his jail cell right now, planning his next boy band, Bacha Baz.
In Kandahar, population about 500,000, and other towns, dance parties are a popular, often weekly, pastime. Young boys dress up as girls, wearing makeup and bells on their feet, and dance for a dozen or more leering middle-aged men who throw money at them and then take them home. A recent State Department report called "dancing boys" a "widespread, culturally sanctioned form of male rape."It's sad when an article from the San Francisco Chronicle sounds more unbelievable than The Onion.
That helps explain why women are hidden away - and stoned to death if they are perceived to have misbehaved. Islamic law also forbids homosexuality. But the pedophiles explain that away. It's not homosexuality, they aver, because they aren't in love with their boys.You have to wonder, are all the men gay because they're taught that women are unclean or are men taught that women are unclean so they can keep the homosexual party going for generations?
It's no wonder Michael Jackson was dabbling in Islam before his death.