Sydney Morning Herald Leading a double life in Indonesia
'"Samantha Fox'' has made a part-time living since he was 14 performing as a drag queen"....
"Cross-dressing and homosexuality have deep resonance in some Javanese cultures and Samantha has performed at weddings, parties and corporate events...."
President Sukarno and friend. In the late 1950s, the CIA produced a porn film using an actor who looked like President Sukarno of Indonesia. (Indonesia Killing Hope William Blum). However, in the 1950s, Indonesians were generally tolerant of their president's love life, and so the CIA was wasting its time.
Dede, founder of lobby group Gaya Nusantara ... grew up under Suharto, but says that since the dictator's ouster, 'Indonesia has turned very conservative'.
In the less civilised parts of Indonesia, ''The police patrol and round people up either for public order offences or corruption,'' says Dede. ''Release costs $5.50 and you usually have to do oral sex (on the policeman).''
And so are the politicians.
The gentleman in this porn film "bares a striking resemblance to Anis Matta, the secretary general of Indonesia's Islamist Prosperous Justice Party (PKS)"
When the boy objected, the cabinet minister pointed out that what he had done was simply normal Indonesian behaviour.
MOSSAD PROMOTES HOMOPHOBIA
Former Egyptian information minister Safwat al-Sharif (R) used hidden cameras to accumulate sex tapes of many officials, including toppled President Hosni Mubarak. (Al Arabiya)
The CIA and its friends know that Moslems are just the same as Christians when it comes to sex.
In an interview aired on Egypt's al-Hayat 2 channel, Etimad Khorshid said former information minister Safwat al-Sharif used hidden cameras to accumulate sex tapes of many officials.
"Mubarak was under his control," she told the presenter of the show.
Professor I'bn Saweed Suq'un of Al-Azhar University, says the rate of homosexuality in the Muslim world runs close to 80% in men. REVEALING STUDY: MOST MUSLI
‘There are even rumors that Ali, one of the members of Mohammed's family had an affair with Mohammed’.
In 1001 Arabian Nights, there are stories about homosexual relationships.
In the Moslem Ottoman Empire, 1299- 1923, sleeping with "boys" was very common.
In the hamams (baths) the "tellaks" (young boys who helped men to have a bath) served as male prostitutes.
All over body massage.
In Ottoman Literature there are many poems written by male poets about boys.
Sex with boys was not illegal and the sultans were engaged in sex with boys.
There was a palace for boys in Bursa.
In this palace the sultan kept many young boys who served the men in the army.
An Indonesian film featuring gay kissing became a box office hit in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.
Playing to packed cinemas in Jakarta, "Arisan!" is all about homosexuality.
Indonesian society is relatively tolerant of homosexuality, but the topic does not usually get a public airing.
There is no mention of homosexuality in Indonesian law and the relatively liberal mass media rarely discusses the issue, despite the presence of a number of gay public figures.
Dancing boys - Indonesia.
There is a long history of same-sex activity in Indonesia.
There were male priestesses among the Dayak, the Buginese and the Toraja, and transvestite male-to-female dancers in Java and at the courts of Aceh and Bali there were young boys who had sex with men.
The oasis town of Siwa, in the western desert of Egypt, is popular with tourists.
In Siwa, there used to be marriages between boys.
The weddings involved lavish ceremonies.
The sheikhs and other top people used to give their sons to each other.
The British outlawed 'gay' marriages in Egypt in the 1940s.
The marriages continued in secret until about 1950.
In Siwa the minimum age for heterosexual marriage used to be forty for men.
"Sexual relations between older and younger boys are said to be frequent in the Middle East as well as in the Maghreb."
"There is a boy across the river
With a bottom like a peach!
But alas! I cannot swim!"
('The Wounded Heart' an old Peshtun song)
Saadi (Sheikh Musharrif ad-Din Saadi,1184 - 1291) is Iran's greatest poet.
A verse from Saadi's Bûstân:
A certain lad some days ago my heart did steal away,
And my affection for him is such that I no longer can endure;
Yet he's not once enquired of me with pleasant disposition:
See, then, what I must make my soul to suffer for his disdainful ways?
"Competing - successfully - with the women of the harem for the affection of the Ottoman noble were young males in various functions, chief among whom were the entertainers, known as köçeks.
"They traveled in troupes and were skilled in music, dancing, and erotic pleasures.
"The average troupe—named after its leader—would have about thirty dancers, though some had several hundred.
"When not on stage, köçeks would work in coffee-houses and taverns, where they would serve drinks, flirt, and be available for trysts with the clientele.
"They were highly sought by all nobles of all ranks, including the Sultan.
"Köçeks wore elegant and gaudy costumes, had long curly hair, and were immortalized in books discussing their qualities and ranking them by nationality, such as the Huban-nameh of Enderunlu Fazil."
Fifteenth century Cairo had a trade in young slaves of both sexes.
The historian Max Rodenbeck notes that while a serving maid might fetch ten dinars, a handsome male might sell for 30,000.
The Malmuk rulers favoured Tartar, Circassian and Greek youths.
The wealthier women of Cairo were so concerned by this fashion among their husbands for youths and young men, that they took to dressing up in men's attire.
Al-Marqrizi explained that "because the love of men spread among the nobles so that their women tried to make themselves look like boys in the hope of capturing the hearts of their menfolk."
Reportedly, the homosexuality of Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, was revealed in several episodes of the Arabian Nights.
Saladin himself probably had a relationship with the Turkish eunuch Karakush, a slave.
Karakush was promoted and was responsible for overseeing the construction of Cairo's citadel. Then Saladin appointed him joint emir (with a Kurd called Mashtub) of Acre on the coast of Palestine and in charge of the city's defense against the Crusaders.
The story of Suleiman's attachment to his vizier Ibrahim (allegedly his lover) is as follows:
"From being Grand Falconer on the accession of Suleyman, he rose to be first minister and almost co-Sultan in 1523...
"He was the object of the Sultan's tender regard: an emperor knows better than most men how solitary is life without friendship and love, and Suleyman loved this man more than a brother...
"They lived together: their meals were shared in common; even their beds were in the same room. The Sultan gave his sister in marriage to the sailor's son, and Ibrahim was at the summit of power."
From: Stanley Lane-Poole, Turkey, Story of Nations series, p. 174
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