DISCOVERING THE PEDOPHILE AND HOMOSEXUAL PATHOLOGY
IN SOME MUSLIM SOCIETIES
“It’s just that we can’t see the women to see if they are beautiful. But we can see the boys, and so we can tell which of them is beautiful. “
An Afghani fighter
It is not about me being obsessed with Afghanistan and its hidden tragedy of untold heartbreaking stories, it is about the reality of horror which is happening over there. Behind the mountains, in empty and ruined cities, in barely alive villages, among people who do not know where they belong, who they should follow and what they should do.
The fragile Afghanistan society which inherited the devastated after-war economy and residues of failed Taliban’s Islam, is facing up on daily basis with the international pressure to make proper consolidation but also with the constant threat of some still active Talibans from the peripheral parts. These are visible problems and they are well known. They could be solved and sometimes they will be. The real problems are those what are not distinct but rather latent. We could understand them as undiagnosed disease ready to eat up our body when the time comes. The same is with Afghanistan. It is recovering outside but the inner soul of this country is bitten by so many mad dogs of war, crimes, violence and religious delusion.
The homosexuality in Muslim societies is considered as a highest sin and also as a perverted behavior but that doesn’t mean this phenomena is not the part of Muslim pathological social folklore, protected by many layers of excuses and covers, homosexuality often goes together with pedophile acts and merged into one challenging difficulty. If we open the book of nightmares in Afghanistan, we will see that among so many injured people and broken women’s rights, the chapter of BACHA BAZI is a crucial for understanding the level of social abnormality in this Muslim state. The mentioned term will lead us also to process of analyzing the homosexuality in general, through the Islamic prism.
What or who is BACHA BAZI? The word comes from Farsi language, the official language of Iran( Farsi: بچه بازی, literally “boy play” بچه bacha is a “child”, and بازی bāzī is a “game”) but in this context it is a slang in Afghanistan, used to describe the wide range of sexual perverted relations between older people and children, usually young boys.The picturesque Persian language uses Bacha Baz as a term for any pedophile who uses the young innocent boys for sexual pleasures, prostitution, pornography, slavery and very often even for many forms of sexual orgies. The occurrence like this has been remarked in history of many countries in Central Asia and it is a typical dress for pederasty and child molestation with special interest for abuse of boys.
Nowadays, this event has upgraded shape. Under the boy who plays we should imagine some cute small boy from age 10-15, who wear the clothes of girls and he is forced to dance so desirable in the front of sexual hungry old predators, to entertain them and excite them.We know what comes after the sexual raptors are enough turned on.The eternal suffer for young boys, who are mainly orphans or grabbed out from the poor families. Taken for a pleasure of old rich masters of their destinies.The closed and strict Afghanistan society has always respected Islamic rules and implemented hard rules for people to obey, almost regarding everything. The sexual relations before or outside marriages are not allowed and they are punished. Aggressive sexual Afghani males were looking for some kind of vent, possibility to relieve their sinful thoughts and desires and to run away from the powerful Islamic codex. They discovered the Bacha Baz fun. It is alwasy about the financial power. The Bacha Baz relaxation is not for poor people but poor people sell their children to those who are rich so they could have fun,for the money they paid. Afghani politicians, Government officers, law enforcement representatives, corrupted clerks, perverted clerics….the list is without end. Everyone who has money but has no chance for sexual relief. The Bacha Baz institution of shame works perfectly for all of them. It is like a parallel market of sex in the society which has a problem to allow sexuality or at least not to punish it.In last 20 years or more, there are so many abounded young boys on the street. They are begging for a food and shelter, just to survive. Many of them are amazingly beautiful and hunters for sexual pleasures of rich elite, don’t waste time. They pick them up with the fairy tale promises that they will house them and educate them. At the end of the day, they do not need to convince poor children. When the stomach is empty, everything sounds like a heaven. The chosen boys are taken by hunters and delivered to masters of sexual parties, some kind of event managers. Then they train them to dance seductively, they teach them how to wear women’s dress in provocative way, how to move themselves in the way that the males will be interested to pay for more fun and concrete sexual pleasure. They all think anyway that women are for children and boys are for pleasure. The war lords are usually the richest and they have all possible structural protection.The more is society corrupted, the less is a chance for law to be called and implemented. There were attempts of some humanitarian workers to address this problem in Afghanistan, but their efforts were gone in the dusty wind. None talks about pedophilia or even if talks, it is not understood as a crime but as a sign of successful individual who has a boy harem. Some masters have even 10 boys who they keep in house and feed and dress, but the dark reality is that those boys are sexual slaves. Their beauty is a temptation not only for their master, also for potential users of their service, abusers:“Dr Soraya Sobhrang, who led an nation-wide investigation into the practice for the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission,says ‘The practice, known as ‘bacha bazi’, is ‘shameful’.Nobody admitted to us they were bacha bereesh. They don’t want to talk about it. If they want to marry, nobody can know. No family wants to give their daughter to these people.In any other country it would be considered pedophilia. In Afghanistan, however, the perpetrators have been protected by the police, scared to upset the powerful warlords and businessmen” Sometimes the help which police gives in covering of this disgraceful project is awarded and the highest police officers can enjoy in beautiful boys.Even American soldiers and Marines were warned not to intervene when they notice the abuse of young boys because it is a local culture and they have nothing to do with. Not all Americans are deaf and blind on boy’s suffer. Captain Quinn ruined his military career after he stood up against one commander who kept a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave. Dan Quinn stood up and beat up that man but he was punished by losing his position and being removed from military.Charles Martland, a Special Force member, was also fighting the battle to save his career after he beat up one sexual master. The imperative of the US army is to not react in such a case what is under domestic Afghan criminal law. They use an excuse that they are helping to the local law enforcement to fight Talibans and they are not sent to solve the local traditional anomalies. In other words, the primary goal is counter terrorism project without dealing with deviant forms of society. The government is trying to solve this problem but it seems that they are more interested in punishing so called non-Islamic behavior in public, than to open the painful book of young boys suffering. It is interesting to see how they believe that they do not make any sin, according to Islam. They are not homosexuals. Why?They do not feel love for boys. The dangerous hypocritical zone we have entered in is not from yesterday, It is built by years, by corrupted people, sexual pathology and deviated religious explanations. According to Hadith, there is a typical response to the homosexuality:“Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to.” The both partners should be punished: active and passive. Something similar comes from Qur’an(4:16), in translation of Yusuf Ali:“If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone” It is so obvious that official Islam has no understanding for homosexuality at all and Shari’ah Law punishes by death this form of sexuality, with no mercy. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran are very loyal to this obey. On the other side, the phantom state of ISIS started torturing and executing homosexuals but Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared a special fatwa in 2015 allowing his beloved Mujahideen to “enjoy” young boys if women were not available. The similar paradox is when we come to the eternal life in Islam as it is stated in one religious website:“Interestingly, the same rules don’t seem to apply in paradise, where martyrs for the cause of Allah enjoy an orgy of virgins and ‘perpetual youth’ Qur’an (56:17) (otherwise known as ‘boys’ Qur’an( 52:24). Qur’an(76:19) bluntly states, ‘And immortal boys will circulate among them, when you see them you will count them as scattered pearls.’ Technically, the mere presence of boys doesn’t necessarily mean sex, however it is strongly implied from the particular emphasis on the effeminacy, handsomeness and ‘freshness’ of the boys.”
Homosexuality is a sin towards Islam. Sins are punished. At least some of them are, unless they are committed by some exclusive people. Their sins are immediately vanished or turned into blessings by money they inject into corrupted poor societies. The tragic story about Bacha Bazi in Afghanistan is more than a story, it is a destiny of innocent young boys, children who cry for our help, whose precious souls are dying every day under dirty touches of Allah’s monsters.
While I am writing this prayer for them, some boy is abused and injured in sexual perverted games in far away Afghanistan, where the sun never shines. Maybe he is even killed. Burred. Forever forgotten. His name was never his real name. He was always just the boy who dances…the last dance for wolves.