Saturday, November 21, 2015

Why Do We Ignore Pedophilia in Afghanistan?

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One of the dirty secrets the media will never cover is the horrific tradition of Afghani's--especially the Pashtun--sexually abusing little boys. Here's some background:

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. "Having a boy has become a custom for us," Enayatullah, a 42-year-old in Baghlan province, told a Reuters reporter. "Whoever wants to show off should have a boy." 
...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." 
...Sociologists and anthropologists say the problem results from perverse interpretation of Islamic law. Women are simply unapproachable. Afghan men cannot talk to an unrelated woman until after proposing marriage. Before then, they can't even look at a woman, except perhaps her feet. Otherwise she is covered, head to ankle."How can you fall in love if you can't see her face," 29-year-old Mohammed Daud told reporters. "We can see the boys, so we can tell which are beautiful."
Excuse me while I puke.

One US Special Forces soldier had seen enough and decided that he had seen enough of this vile practice and took matters into his own hands. It didn't end well for him because the Army brass is thoroughly neutered:

Martland had faced internal reprimand dating back to a September 2011 encounter, involving him and team leader Capt. Daniel Quinn, and local police commander Abdul Rahman in Kunduz Province. 
According to accounts from both Martland and Quinn, an interpreter came to them saying a boy claimed he was "tied to a post in Rahman's house and was raped repeatedly” for days. The two confronted the commander, who apparently confessed but “laughed it off.” 
They roughed him up. According to Martland, Quinn “picked him up and threw him” while Martland body-slammed him. But according to them, the commander was never knocked out and ran away from the camp.
I give Rep. Duncan Hunter credit for keeping after this, he's an great supporter of vets. watch the video of the interview with Hunter at the link.

Martland did what any moral American would do when seeing a child raped. The DoD is disgraceful in their pursuit and discharge of this hero.

How can we maintain the integrity of our military when elite soldiers are reprimanded and punished simply because they did what should be done by every single person within the military? Screw the politics of the situation and keep it off base. Or better yet, do not let any Afghans within the confines of our bases. There's been numerous cases of them turning on our men and women and killing them, why not use the child rape as an excuse to ban them from bases? Because the Army and other branches are politicized by the most political president in our history and do not have the guts to say enough.

here's to hoping Martland get re-instated.

(Note: I'm having some issues with block quotes, sorry for the inconvenience)

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