I had the extreme displeasure of watching the documentary "The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan" last night on More4 and feel compelled to comment.
The documentary uncovers the "Bacha Bazi" (boy-play) practice, where young boys, some as young as 11, are sold by their impoverished parents to so-called "agents" ( pimps) to be groomed and trained to dance, in women's clothes, and for the entertainment of "men".
Usually the more prominent and powerful men in Afghanistan. Yes, for "male" entertainment! Yes, in a Muslim culture, where homosexuality is condemned!
Under the Taliban, this form of 'entertainment' was forbidden, but now it is once again spreading due in part to the authorities turning a blind eye and/or even participating.
The boys are effectively slaves - they dance their effeminate routines and are then taken "for the night" by whoever can pay the fee. In a country supposedly so Islamist and well used to strict Sharia Law, it is unbelievable how this vile practice can even exist.
To make matters worse, if that's possible, the men (the filthy scum) that take part in this practice, unashamedly boast to the camera on how many "boys" they have been with! And these scum-bags are married men with children! These are also the men (warlords) who stone women to death for adultery! What on earth do they call what they are doing? What do they call sexually abusing little boys?
It makes my blood boil. Why do I have to share the air I breathe with these disgusting backward pigs? How on earth can Afghanistan move forward with this kind of filth ingrained in its culture?
And there's me thinking I had seen it all with the Chechnya kidnapped brides! I was so wrong!
No doubt there will be more shocking revelations in future from the obscure and backward nations of this world.
And to think that some of our soldiers are getting killed, on duty, trying to bring stability, peace and civilisation to the barren land of Afghanistan!..what a cruel waste of time...