Alex Blaze

Ahmadinejad denies the existence of gays in Iran

Filed By Alex Blaze | September 24, 2007 5:43 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Arsham Parsi, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian president Maumoud Ahmadinejad has said that there's no homosexuality in Iran. P1Q has the video. [Update: And it just got YouTubed. After the jump.]

If you can't see the video, Ahmadinejad said in response to a question about the homosexuality:

In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in European countries. We don't have that in our country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told that you we had it.

What's interesting from the video is that he just gets laughed at from the mostly American audience. Iranian Queer Organization executive director Arsham Parsi responds:

Mr. Ahmadi Nejad,

Please tell me now who I am?

Arsham Parsi

Indeed. It's a whole lot easier to erase a section of the population than to address their needs.

Read more about his speech here.


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Well.. maybe he was refering to the fact that they are exicuted as soon as they are discovered.. and he was just boasting to a job well done..
Maybe he just thinks there are no gays there because there shouldnt be any since they're dead..

You know what's sad? When I was working on the HRO here in Indianapolis, I had an older Republican councilor tell me he didn't support the ordinance because he didn't have "any of them gays" in his district. Seriously.

While we know they're both idiots, they're not alone!