Iran Sentences Four Men to Death for Being Gay

Monday, May 14, 2012

Iran, that Sharia law shithole, has sentenced four men to death for the crime of being gay.

The Supreme Court (FOFLMAO) of the Islamic Republic of Iran has confirmed the death sentence for four gay: Vahid Akbari, Sahadat Arefi, Javid Akbari and Hushmand Akbari.

Sharia Islamic law as practiced in Iran identifies homosexuals as “Enemies of Allah” who are to be persecuted or put to death.

EveryOne Group reports:

This bloodthirsty intolerance casts a shadow of cruelty over Islam, a religion that preaches peace, compassion and love. EveryOne Group is asking the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, the European Union Commissioner for Human Rights, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic Human Rights Commission and civil society to support our call for the defence of the lives of these four young homosexual men and all those who suffer persecution because of their natural orientation.

When will the world reject the lie that Islam is a religion of peace? I call on the U.S. and Israel to act decisively to put an end to this insanity.

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14 Responses to Iran Sentences Four Men to Death for Being Gay

  1. Marcus Ybanez says:

    The U.S. won’t act. Obama is a Muslim sympathizer.

    But Israel may and should. Ahmadinejad has said repeatedly Israel should be destroyed and wiped off the map. If they get nukes, Israel’s very survival is imperiled.

  2. Tiny Dancer says:

    This is utterly appalling. There is something wrong with Iran.

  3. DMason says:

    Not just gay Iranians who are suffering under this Sharia nightmare but, a Christian pastor has been under arrest and is scheduled to stand trail for crimes against Allah. Allah can bite for all I care. This is 2012 — not 1012. If Iran can’t or won’t join the world of modern nations and continues to threaten its neighbors with annihilation then, I think the west should and must intercede.

  4. panasit says:

    What a damned shame places like this still exist in the world.

  5. TOM339 says:

    It’s a mystery to me why the Iranian people tolerate these Sharia goons.

    I member when the Shah fell (was pushed) from power and Washington DC was the recipient of many Iranians. I had the opportunity to work with many professional men and women. They were university educated and world savvy. They were distraught at what happened to their country.

    There was one man who I became friendly with who said his brothers and sisters stayed behind. He vowed to never return as long as the Mullahs ran the country. I saw him a few years ago and asked him if he ever went back to Tehran to visit. He said no, he had become an American and wanted nothing to do with Sharia Iran.

  6. Randy Arroyo says:

    I’m so sick and tired of Iran and the clerics sentencing gay men to death. Something has to be done with Iran. I hope Israel does the deed.

  7. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Iran doesn’t listen to the West, the U.S., the UN, or for that matter even their pals, the Russians.

    Tehran listens to the conservative clerics and frankly, I have suspected for decades their turbans are too tight on their heads. If you disapprove of gay people, that’s fine, but kill them? Like David said, this is the 21st century — not the 10th century.

    My guess is, Iran’s fate is headed to a bad end at the rate they’re going.

  8. feminazi says:

    I can’t comprehend what is wrong with Iran and how they practice Islam. Their hatred for Israel got a major boost after the 1979 Islamic revolution and never abated. If anything, it accelerated. They seem to enjoy being at odds with the rest of the world. But killing gay people for being gay is a crime against humanity. Enough is enough.

  9. Brigadoon says:

    Yet, PC elements in America keep trying to push the meme down our throats that Islam is all warm fuzzies and hugs and kisses? I call bullshit on them.

  10. Kevin says:

    “When will the world reject the lie that Islam is a religion of peace?” I’m Muslim and Islam IS a religion of peace. Don’t make the usual amalgam of “islam” and “extremism”

  11. Kevin,

    Then please explain Iran (as well as other Sharia Islam nations) who routinely put to death gay men and women for committing a crime against Islam?

    This is an argument you will lose. OK, begin.

  12. Kevin says:

    Yes, homosexuality is a sin in Islam, as well as in other religions. But those countries misinterpret the Koran. If you read it, it DOES NOT tell us to kill gay people or whomsoever. Those countries has deformed Islam, that’s what the world needs to understand.

  13. Kevin,

    Then you’d better start cleaning up “those countries” or their membership in the modern world of nations may very well be in doubt.

  14. Matteo says:

    Kevin – With all due respect, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Knowledge is power and you need a large serving of both. Please read and reread.

    Wave of Homophobia Sweeps the Muslim World

    More than 30 Islamic countries have laws on the books that prohibit homosexuality and make it a criminal offense. In most cases punishment ranges from floggings to life imprisonment. In Mauritania, Bangladesh, Yemen, parts of Nigeria and Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Iran convicted homosexuals can also be sentenced to death.

    In those Muslim countries where homosexuality is not against the law gay men and women are nonetheless persecuted, arrested, and in some cases murdered. Although long known for its open gay scene, Egypt has recently started to clamp down hard. The lives of homosexuals are monitored by a kind of vice squad who tap telephones and recruit informants. As soon as the police have accumulated the kind of evidence they need they charge their victims with “debauchery.”

    In Malaysia homosexuality has been used as a political weapon. In 2000 opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sentenced to nine years in prison for allegedly committing “sodomy” with his wife’s chauffeur as well as with a former speechwriter. In 2004 the conviction was overturned on appeal and he was acquitted. In the summer of 2008 charges were filed against him in a similar case when a male aide accused him of sodomy. The case is still ongoing.

    For a while Anwar was the favorite of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and was being groomed to succeed him in that office until they had a falling out in 1998. Ten years and some prison time later, on August 28, 2008, Anwar managed to be sworn in again as a member of the Malaysian parliament. But that’s as far as he has got with his political comeback.

    Even in liberal Lebanon homosexuals run the risk of being sentenced to a year in prison. On the other hand, Beirut has the only gay and lesbian organization in the Arab world (Helem, which means ‘dream’ in Arabic). There are posters on the walls of the Helem office in downtown Beirut providing information on AIDS and tips on how to deal with homophobia. The existence of Helem is being tolerated for the time being but the Interior Ministry has yet to grant it an official permit. “And it’s hard to imagine that we ever will be given one,” says Georges Azzi, the organization’s managing director.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,647913,00.html

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