bacha baz- the term for an older man with a boy lover, bacha baz, literally means "boy player." For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers. "Having a boy has become a custom for us," Enayatullah, a 42-year-old from Baghlan province, ...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. "dancing boys" a "widespread, culturally sanctioned form of male rape."
...why are American and NATO forces fighting and dying to defend the tens of thousands of proud pedophiles, ...and how did Afghanistan become the pedophilia capital of Asia?
Sociologists and anthropologists say "the problem" results from perverse interpretation of Islamic law. Fundamentalist imams, exaggerating a biblical passage on menstruation, teach that women are "unclean" and therefore distasteful. 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 spoke, "We can see the boys, so we can tell which are beautiful." A favored Afghan expression goes: "Women are for children, boys are for pleasure." As one boy, in tow of a man he called "my lord," spoke: "Once I grow up, I will be an owner, and I will have my own boys."