A Primer on Islam, Pt 5


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)

And lastly,


3 thoughts on “A Primer on Islam, Pt 5

  1. Small question here, any googlesearch for this name points to the original Times Online article or quotes thereof. Which seems rather strange for the head of the Iranian energy committee, Iran after all being in the news mostly for its desire of nuclear development which they claim to need for energy.
    Same for the woman being hanged for being pregnant by her brother, since june when this was to have happened no mention of this punishment in what surely must be the most scrutinized country in the world.
    And if you check the itinerary of the British IPU delegation you find that they were meeting with the Mexicans in may and that there is no mention of meeting the Iranian delegation.
    How could the British have complained in may about an execution taking place in june by the way?

    While there are many, many things wrong in Iran not everything in the news is to be trusted, this would not be the first instance of false information being used for propaganda.

  2. Friend,

    Perhaps you are naive enough to think that Iran would make such news ‘public’. And perhaps even more naive to think that google has the market cornered on information. There were other links included in my post that showed pictures of public hangings, youtube videos, etc. Do you think this is something Iran is going to brag about? And even if they do not, do you think this is something that Muslims practicing Sharia don’t do? Really, that’s far-fetched at best. Thanks for stopping by.


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