Opinions – The University Star
In Afghanistan, it is considered a sign of prominence to have a “bacha bazi,” which is a little boy sex slave.
The “beardless boys” generally have an age range of 12 to 15 years, which is basically around the time puberty starts. The boys are often from some small villages and are kidnapped primarily by warlords and police, but anyone can obtain one should they choose.
Although most cases are nonconsensual, some men actually do court these pre-adolescent boys. The men attempt to entice them with gifts such as money and sweets for a few months until the boy ends up willingly agreeing to a sexual relationship.
This horrific practice has been around for centuries and likely has a lot to do with the fact that women are absolutely unattainable. Men rarely see anything other than ankles and eyes on any woman outside of family.
So when pent-up sexual frustration arises, pre-adolescent boys and occasional girls tend to be the answer. One might never know whether it is based on homosexuality or because girls are subjected rather frequently to honor killings for even a kiss.
However, an even bigger problem has risen between Afghani police and the United States soldiers who have been stationed there for the last several years.
Afghani police and militia are bringing these bacha bazis into the camps with the soldiers. Due to the close proximity between both groups, the soldiers often hear the cries of these innocent boys.
How can this get any worse? Per strict military orders, the soldiers are not allowed to interfere with these pedophilic practices. Many soldiers are have had military careers ruined or received severe punishment for intervening on behalf of these children.
According to reports from soldiers, they are in living hell.
“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” said one …