Ummm what do you say about this report.
…In one instance, a group of local male interpreters had contracted gonorrhea anally but refused to believe they could have contracted it sexually — “because they were not homosexuals.”
Apparently, according to the report, Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot “love” another man — but that doesn’t mean they can’t use men for “sexual gratification.”
The group of interpreters who had contracted gonorrhea joked in the camp that they actually got the disease by “mixing green and black tea.” But since they refused to heed the medics’ warnings, many of them re-contracted the disease after receiving treatment.
The U.S. army medic also told members of the research unit that she and her colleagues had to explain to a local man how to get his wife pregnant.
The report said: “When it was explained to him what was necessary, he reacted with disgust and asked, ‘How could one feel desire to be with a woman, who God has made unclean, when one could be with a man, who is clean? Surely this must be wrong.'”….
In my experience in Afghanistan this seemed to be a fairly common reaction. I don’t think it’s the mentality of all in Afghanistan but is pretty wide spread. This only shows how hard the work for our troops is there. When basic biology has to be explained ( and isn’t believed) how to you teach liberty, democracy or common sense idea that will raise their standard of living? How do you teach them that killing themselves isn’t productive when they believe women are unclean. Now if they would have said that asking for sex from women was just too big of a pain in the A**, wait bad use of words there, pain in the neck than I would understand.
Note: I don’t’ care who or even what people have sex with. But the basic knowledge issue perpetuated by the strange use of religion in Afghanistan and many other places is partly what keeps these places in poverty and perpetual warfare.