You know how the media blows up every time there is a real or alleged sexual abuse case in the Catholic Church, usually involving a priest and an altar boy? And how many jokes have you heard from comedians who like to take potshots at priests for said abuses? Uh huh. Well three guesses as to how the media and “comedians” will handle this little scandal:
Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.
So the practice of molesting boys is so common is has a name. Boy play. Nope, it doesn’t involve playing soldier or teaching kids how to catch a ball. But it does involve balls of another kind. Sorry, had to go there.
This cultural practice of raping boys (and girls) is disgusting and is a real example of “rape culture.” And the problem is widespread than many on the left would care to admit. But do you think we’ll get cries of outrage from feminists and liberals who love Islam? Probably not. They’ll stay focused on a 14 year-old clock-maker in Texas, their precious hashtags, and ignore the fact that Afghan soldiers rape boys. Note that Obama invited Ahmed Mohamed to the White House for his clock-that-looked-like-a-bomb, but has done nothing to correct the abhorrent behavior of these Afghan soldiers. One boy was detained at school. These boys are chained to beds and raped. Great prioritizing, Mr. President.
In September 2011, an Afghan woman, visibly bruised, showed up at an American base with her son, who was limping. One of the Afghan police commanders in the area, Abdul Rahman, had abducted the boy and forced him to become a sex slave, chained to his bed, the woman explained. When she sought her son’s return, she herself was beaten. Her son had eventually been released, but she was afraid it would happen again, she told the Americans on the base.
She explained that because “her son was such a good-looking kid, he was a status symbol” coveted by local commanders, recalled Mr. Quinn, who did not speak to the woman directly but was told about her visit when he returned to the base from a mission later that day.
Westerner or not, American or not, this practice is down right icky, perverse, and must stop. Just as it’s never okay for a priest/pastor/school teacher to take advantage of and sexually molest a child, it’s never okay for a soldier to molest a child, regardless of their religion. Can we agree? One problem in the Muslim world is lack of punishment for perpetrators and the shame on the victim, which has resulted in coverups. Another problem? Having a deadline to pull out of a country after a war, as what happened when Obama took office in 2008. He wanted OUT of both Afghanistan and Iraq, and when one is rushed, one cannot be as choosy with “allies.” Enter the Afghan pedophiles who love to dominate children.
So were the American soldiers allowed to intervene and save these children from Afghan soldiers, as they were begged to do by the mothers of these boys and girls? Spoiler alert: no. Why? Tolerance for the “culture.” Yes, really.
“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”
Bear all of this in mind next time you hear an SJW feminist railing about campus rape culture, while she ignores (or excuses) what’s happening in Muslim countries. Remember this when Ben Carson is grilled about having answered a question about a Muslim being president. Remember this when Muslims want to bring Sharia law to western civilizations… And remember this the next time a president wants to quickly withdraw from a country where we’ve conducted battles and insurgencies. It might be politically expedient to have a quick withdraw, but it isn’t a practical one, and it can have unintended consequences.