In a stunning announcement, a member of the Iranian government has declared that homosexuals deserve torture and the death penalty reported Foxnews.com piggybacking on a story from The Times. Says the report:
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 learned.
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.
In my ongoing series of public awareness posts, I am trying to spread the peace of Islam to readers who are otherwise ignorant of the aims of this peaceful religion. The article goes on to report:
The latest row involves a woman hanged this June in the town of Gorgan after becoming pregnant by her brother. He was absolved after expressing his remorse. 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.
It goes on further to say:
Minutes taken by an official describe a meeting between British and Iranian MPs at the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a peace body, in May. When the Britons raised the hangings of Asqari and Marhouni, the leader of the Iranian delegation, Mr Yahyavi, a member of his parliament’s energy committee, was unflinching. He “explained that according to Islam gays and lesbianism were not permitted,” the record states. “He said that if homosexual activity is in private there is no problem, but those in overt activity should be executed [he initially said tortured but changed it to executed]. He argued that homosexuality is against human nature and that humans are here to reproduce. Homosexuals do not reproduce.”
I hope that this ongoing series proves helpful to the public about the nature of Islam and Sharia Law practitioners.
See also: Iran Hangs Two Young Homosexuals
Sodomy Laws (warning, this site includes pictures of graphic violence)