Thursday, September 27, 2007

No Gays in Iran

You gotta give Ahmadinejad some credit, he seems pretty personable, obviously on some kind of power trip wanting people to believe that he is more than essentially a vice president... and then up comes the issue of gays in his Muslim country. While speaking in front of an audience at Columbia University, President Ahmadinejad was asked about Iran's record of human rights towards women and homosexuals. He gave a blabbering speech about criminals and drug problems, then was called back to the original question again and had to answer it. At this time he rather obviously smiled through a pissed look and said that, "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country." (meaning the USA)"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I do not know who has told you that we have it."
Check out the video.

For the first time in his appearance, the audience actually reacted. They sat still and quiet while he spouted his Allah references, while he said that his country has no intention to use nuclear weapons, while he droned on and on about science and its importance. But saying that Iran has no gay people got a laugh and some jeers from this group.

Maybe some of those people in the audience realized the obvious truth... Gays are not allowed to live in Iran. I'm sure there are some homosexuals who are quiet, who remain in whatever passes for a closet in their country. But can you imagine what would happen to an Iranian man who openly proclaims his homosexuality in the streets of Tehran? I give him 2 hours of life. Yes, if you kill the homosexuals... then hey, no more homosexuals!

So what did he accomplish?
Personally I now just call him the "Denier".
He denies that Iran wants to have nuclear weapons, he denies that the Holocaust happened, and now he denies that Iran has homosexuals.

After a little more research I finally found an interesting piece by Jeanne Moos on CNN. (I just love Jeanne's voice... so distinct). They had video of his UN conversation about homosexuals, as well as a little bit on what I was saying before... that there aren't any gays in Iran that they know about, because they are taken care of pretty quickly.


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