Iranian FM Mohammed Javad Sarif Justifies Execution of Gay People

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Yup, you read the title correctly.

The US on Wednesday accused Iran of violating fundamental human rights after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Sarif endorsed the execution of gay people.

Sarif defended his country’s draconian policies at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Tehran on Monday.

A reporter from German tabloid Bild asked: “Why are homosexuals executed in Iran because of their sexual orientation?”

He responded: “Our society has moral principles. And we live according to these principles. These are moral principles concerning the behavior of people in general. And that means that the law is respected and the law is obeyed,” after railing against human rights violations by the US and Israel.

But the real story here is the silence of most of the mainstream media, the likes of Human Rights Watch, and those who accuse Israel of “pinkwashing” because we have the audacity to treat LGBTQ well here (unlike how they treated in every other country in the Middle East).

Plus I am willing to bet if someone turned up to the DC Dyke March draped in an Iranian flag, they would not be accosted with numerous demands to remove it.



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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.