Quoted by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking today at Columbia University in New York, whose remarks were translated from Farsi. —On executions of homosexuals in Iran:
“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that like in your country. … In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.”
GAY SEX & THE LAW IN IRAN:
Consensual gay sex in any form is punishable by death in the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to the website Age of Consent, which monitors such laws around the world, in Iran “Homosexuality is illegal, those charged with love-making are given a choice of four death styles: being hanged, stoned, halved by a sword, or dropped from the highest perch. According to Article 152, if two men not related by blood are discovered naked under one cover without good reason, both will be punished at a judge’s discretion. Gay teens (Article 144) are also punished at a judge’s discretion. Rubbing one’s penis between the thighs without penetration (tafheed) shall be punished by 100 lashes for each offender. This act, known to the English-speaking world as ‘frottage,’ is punishable by death if the ‘offender’ is a non-Muslim. If frottage is thrice repeated and penalty-lashes have failed to stop such repetitions, upon the fourth ‘offense’ both men will be put to death. According to Article 156, a person who repents and confesses his gay behavior prior to his identification by four witnesses, may be pardoned. Even kissing ‘with lust’ (Article 155) is forbidden. This bizarre law works to eliminate old Persian male-bonding customs, including common kissing and holding hands in public.”
IRAN EXECUTED 2 GAY TEENAGERS…
…earlier this past mid-July in Mashhad. One of the boys was 18, and the other was believed to be 16 or 17.
TWO BOYS – HERE IS THE STORY
(Note: The soundtrack here is only music, and is not needed, unless you are a Bette Midler fan. Mute your sound, if desired).
I’m thinking this “Peaceful, Loving” Ahmad dood is probably not exactly the kind of guy you want to have a nuclear bomb. How does that idle hands and the devil saying thing go?
“EVERYBODY IS UP TO SOMETHING, heY!”
~ anemi easy