Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gays should be hanged, says Iranian minister

Times Online Homosexuals deserve to be executed or tortured and possibly both, an Iranian leader told British MPs during a private meeting at a peace conference, The Times has learnt. Mohsen Yahyavi is the highest-ranked politician to admit that Iran believes in the death penalty for homosexuality after a spate of reports that gay youths were being hanged.
Hopefully those that say countraies under Sharia law do not do that these days will realize how wrong they are. And what will happpen to their own people, should the Muslims achieve their objectives.
President Ahmadinejad, questioned by students in New York two months ago about the executions, dodged the issue by suggesting that there were no gays in his country.
As far as he knew, there were not. They hung them all.
Britain regularly challenges Iran about its gay hangings, stonings and executions of adulterers and perceived moral criminals, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) papers show. The latest row involves a woman hanged this June in the town of Gorgan after becoming pregnant by her brother.
They must have had a shortage of stones, and extra rope.
He was absolved after expressing his remorse.
Did he not even get the 100 lashes proscribed in Sharia?
Britain said that this demonstrated the unequal treatment of men and women in law and breached Iran’s pledge to restrict the death penalty to the most serious crimes.

CQ blogged See how modern the mullahcracy is? They even support abortion -- in fact, they support it by killing both the mother and the fetus at the same time.

The strange and brutal nature of shari'a law provides a wedge between the mullahs and the people they oppress. The Iranians had much more contact with the West before the 1979 revolution than the Wahhabists in Saudi Arabia or the other Arabic tribes of Southwest Asia. They knew a more modern Islam, similar in nature to Turkey, where secular law prevailed over the harsh imposition of chauvinistic strictures by so-called holy men. They know a life outside of shari'a.

When will they rise up to put an end to this despicable regime? So far, although reports have them very unhappy with life under a Persian Taliban, the Iranians seem reluctant to act on their opposition. They don't want to risk the tumult a people-power revolution will cause, or the military reaction it might provoke, if they don't see much risk to anyone else but homosexuals, adulterers, and people who want to dress like they were born after 1450.

Gaius blogged So the left denounces the Bush administration at every turn and is actively trying to protect Iran. There is a strange disconnect, isn't there?

Gateway Pundit blogged Since 1979, an estimated 4,000 gays and lesbians have been executed in Iran. They are, however, given a "choice of deathstyles."

Weasel Zippers blogged Liberals who claim to be for homosexual rights defend these animals. Irony so thick you need to backhoe....

Don Surber blogged This is not too different than the conditions in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Maybe he didn’t single out gays, but he sure as heck mutilated and executed people for imaginary crimes. I am always amazed that people consider it “peace” if we ignore human rights violations like this.

I realize that the West cannot intervene in every case and that several allies — Saudi Arabia for one — also engage in this. But when we get a chance to end 30 years of tyranny, we should take it. I still hope we can avoid a war with Iran.

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