Sodomy and Homosexuality in Islam is punishable up to death, but pederasty has been permissible from the beginning of Islam. Why such a dichotomy? And why has Afghanistan only become the poster child for sex slavery and immoral practice?
World history has continuous examples of gross tragedies initiated from support by force-feeding public opinion. So, did G.W Bush force feed, the majority of non-critical thinking, Americans by publicly vilifying an age old non-christian cultural practice? And, Now, what will Obama do?
A ‘bacha bereesh’: is a boy without a beard. Bacha Bazi literally translates into ‘boy-play’: a time-honored tradition by adult male patrons – with beards. Grown men become involved in ‘bacha bazi’’.
The practice of pederasty in the Middle East seems to have begun, according to surviving records, sometime during the 800s and ended, at least as an open practice, in the mid-19th century. Throughout this era, pederastic relationships, poetry, art and spirituality were found throughout cultures from Moorish Spain to Northern present-day Pakistan.
Bernard Lewis, an expert scholar on the Middle East said, “homosexuality is condemned and forbidden by the holy law of Islam, but there are times and places in Islamic history when the ban on homosexual love seems no stronger than the ban on adultery…”
Jurist Imam ibn al-Jawzi (died 1200) said boldly : “He who claims that he experiences no sexual desire when looking at beautiful young boys is a liar.”
“A man can quench his sexual lusts with a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by sharia). If the man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. It is better for a girl to marry when her menstruation starts, and at her husband’s house rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.” –Khomeini, “Tahrirolvasyleh” fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom, Iran, 1990
Bach Bazi is a time-honored tradition, However, such practice was forbidden under the Taliban’s strict moral code. Hmmmm?
In the verses about the beautiful youth of paradise, Mohammed did encourage Muslims, to nurture a liking for sodomizing young boys. “quran Sura 52 17 29:’’And they shall have sexy young boys circulating among them as if they were see-through pearls.’’ and “quran 76 19: And immortal sexy young boys will seductively whirl in their presence, when you see them you will count them as shining pearls.
As you see, Mohammed likened the young boys to pearls, in the same way as he did with Houris, pearl in Arabic poetry is a feminine sexual symbol. Islam considers boys and women as of the same gender hence a woman is considered a minor all her life in Islam.
However the feminine status of a boy is temporary and it ends with growing a beard. Beard is the symbol of manhood and virility in Islam and many who could not grow beards are treated as less than men and often abused sexually if the opportunity arises.
Islam does not consider raping unbearded men as sexual abuse but rather a mere PLAY as described in the following hadeeth, narrated by Bukhari, where a pedophile is not permitted to marry the mother of the boy he raped :
(Bukhari LXII, 25): As for whom ever plays with a boy: if there is full penetration, then he shall not marry his mother. Arabic: femen yelaebu bissabi: in adkhalahu fihi fela yetezewwejenne oummahu.