Frenetic ramblings from the start of the "War on Terror" logging my attempts to film outside Finsbury park mosque over 3 years and sitting through all the subsequent court cases. These days I am usually on Post Factual Society on Facebuk. Do visit Youtube.com/malungtvnews
September 13, 2005
Partying with the Kallash tribe in the North-west frontier province in 2000. A full-on Animist fertility culture in an area where Osama Bin Laden could (and probably does) walk around freely.
On the "tribal dance floor"kids from 14-16 years old are actively encouraged to flirt and find a wife and groups of young Karachi male tourists (who the tribe have a lot of trouble with) are punched in the face if they get too close whilst the local Muslim Police with AK-47s turn a blind eye. I smoked a spliff with one of them.
When America invaded Afghanistan I should imagine a lot of Taliban came through the pass at the top of the valley. I met Taliban on their way through when I was there including a couple of British guys. The Kallash are culturally threatened by Islam. If they want to get anywhere in larger Pakistan it pays to convert. I wonder if an influx of Pakistani taliban into the area has proved any problem to them. the kids faces still haunt me. They were amazing.
Posted by DAVE BONES at Tuesday, September 13, 2005
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I wouldnahave posted that photo of you if I was you, very courageous.
Why are you suddenly going on about hippies? I'm cancelling my subscription, gimme my money back.
where did I say hippie?
you aree more of a hippie than all of them.
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