The Truth about Iranian Gays

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 12:19 pm by Neal

OK, that’s a cartoon. But it just happens to be a graphically realistic depiction of how homosexuals are treated in Iran. The quote is one of many lies from Ahmadinejad’s speech yesterday at Columbia. From CNN,

Asked about widely documented government abuse of women and homosexuals in his country, Ahmadinejad said, “We don’t have homosexuals” in Iran. “I don’t know who told you we had it,” he said.

Yesterday we heard from a lesbian who had a “crush” on Ahmadinejad. Since gay rights and gay marriage are such popular topics with leftists (presumably including Ahmadinejad’s lesbian admirer), we wonder what they think of the treatment of homosexuals in Iran?

We know how Iran treats women.

We know how Iran treats homosexuals.

What we’ll never understand is the hypocrisy, contradictions, and denials that infest the brains of leftists who cheer and support the men and regimes that destroy everything the left purports to hold dear while they fight those who would preserve it.

Here’s the reality:

These are two gay teenagers who were kept in a cage, publicly humiliated, gruesomely hung, and left to dangle in front of the macabre crowd. That way they could serve as a warning to anyone who would dare be homosexual in Iran’s Islamic utopia.

UPDATE: Fox News is now covering this story.

Anyone who has followed the rise of Islamic Fascism is acutely aware that the fascists routinely cite the values of the extreme liberal cultures of the West — gay rights, pornography, atheism, promiscuity and violence from Hollywood, etc. — as the “evil” for which submission to Islam is the cure. How ironic that liberals have expended so much hate on George Bush and conservatives that they are allied with the very fanatics who would kill them in a second.

From the Fox News article:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s seemingly ridiculous claim that “we don’t have homosexuals, like in your country” masks the cruel reality that his government does far worse than ignore gays, human rights groups charge.

“There are criminal laws on the books in Iran that allows for people to be killed for being homosexual,” said Paula Ettelbrick, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

Just how many gays may have been killed — some say the figure is more than 400 — is impossible to determine. But Ahmadinejad’s flip follow-up answer to the question posed to him Monday at Columbia University — “We do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who has told you that we have” — suggests he won’t take the issue seriously.

Human rights groups have long railed against the Iranian government’s persecution of gays, which Ettelbrick calls “a campaign by the government to draw attention to the risks of people expressing their sexuality.” Some believe that repression has only worsened since Ahmadinejad became president.

“When I first heard his comments yesterday, I laughed,” said Arsham Parsi, founder of the Toronto-based Iranian Queer Organization.

“But after I thought about it, I realized this is really a very strong statement. By denying we exist, he does not even acknowledge that we have human rights.”

Iranian gays who try to operate in these circles do so at great peril. In one case widely covered by Western news agencies, Iran allegedly executed in July, 2005, an 18-year-old man and a minor for the “crime” of homosexuality.

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