In Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Islamic world, this kind of behavior is broadly tolerated. Women are so devalued, men look to other men and boys for sexual pleasure. Also, the Qur’an promises not just virgins to the blessed, but boys like “scattered pearls”:
“Those are the ones brought near in the Gardens of Pleasure, a company of the former peoples and a few of the later peoples, on thrones woven, reclining on them, facing each other. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal with vessels, pitchers and a cup from a flowing spring.” — Qur’an 56:11-18
“And they will be given to drink a cup whose mixture is of ginger, a fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them scattered pearls. And when you look there, you will see pleasure and great dominion.” — Qur’an 76:17-20
A five-year-old boy has been allegedly gang-raped by three teenaged students of a seminary in the Mattani area of the city.
Police say they have registered a case but it was not immediately clear if they had arrested the culprits. A local resident said that the five-year-old boy was near his house in the Gulshanabad area when three seminary students forced him into the nearby seminary where they gang-raped him.
“The child is a resident of Darra Adam Khel but the family has been living in the Mattani area,” the local said, adding that the incident took place around a week ago. He further claimed that the police, despite being informed of the crime, were reluctant to register an FIR….