Tag Archives: Iran

Hillary Goes Nuclear

On Good Morning America today, Hillary Clinton was asked what she would do if Iran attacked Israel with nuclear weapons: “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.” Well, …

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Gay Iranian Teen Granted Reprieve

A least a temporary reprieve has been granted the gay Iranian 19 year old I mentioned yesterday. Britain halted deportation proceedings Thursday against a gay Iranian teenager who has said he would probably be hanged because of his sexual orientation if he is returned to Iran. Mehdi Kazemi, 19, moved to Britain in 2005 to study and has said he …

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Save Madhi Kazemi

There’s a new website in support of Madhi Kazemi, the gay Iranian teen facing deportation back to Iran after the UK ruled denied his asylum request on the grounds that Iran doesn’t persecute homosexuals. We all know the truth about that. Kazemi has the support of world-famous gay activist Peter Tatchell. Kazemi is presently in Holland and is set to …

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Pentagon Now Says Speedboat
Incident Possibly Faked

I knew it. And you knew it. And now even the Pentagon has to admit that the speedboat incident is fishy. The list of those who are less than fully confident in the Pentagon’s video/audio mashup of aggressive maneuvers by Iranian boats near American warships in the Strait of Hormuz now includes the Pentagon itself. Unnamed Pentagon officials said on …

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More Sabre Rattling Over Iran

Dubya is continuing to raise the stakes in his latest attempt to convince us that we’re long overdue to invade Iran. JERUSALEM (CNN) — The war of words between United States and Tehran continued Wednesday, with President Bush repeating his assertion that Iran is “a threat to world peace.” President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the airport …

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Iran Executes Gay Man After All

We celebrated prematurely. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned today that despite an order by the Iranian Chief Justice to nullify his death sentence, Mr. Makvan Mouloodzadeh was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison at 5 a.m. this morning, Iranian time. Neither Mr. Mouloodzadeh’s family or his lawyer were told about the execution until after it …

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No Nukes In Iran, Dubya Accused Of Lying

From the NY Times: WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 — A new assessment by American intelligence agencies released Monday concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting a judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb. Senator Harry Reid said the assessment was “directly challenging some of …

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Execution Halted For Gay Iranian

Crediting the pressure of its global protest efforts, the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission announced yesterday that the impending execution of a gay Iranian man has been halted. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has learned that the Iranian Chief Justice, Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, has nullified the impending death sentence of Mr. Makvan Mouloodzadeh, …

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Iran Continues To Execute Gays

THIS WEEK: In a private meeting with British members of Parliament, an Iranian official has said that gays in Iran deserve to be tortured and executed. Mohsen Yahyavi is the highest-ranked Iranian politician to admit that that the death penalty for homosexuality exists in Iran. Last year the hanging of two teenage boys for alleged homosexual crimes caused an outcry …

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Dubya Speaks Of World War III

Yesterday Russian president Putin warned against outside military interference in Iran’s nuclear program. In response, today our ignoble leader ratcheted up the war-with-Iran rhetoric, saying, “If Iran had a nuclear weapon, it’d be a dangerous threat to world peace. So I told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested …

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Caption This

Photo via Free Republic’s “Homsexual Agenda” file, where the “No homos in Iran” quote is getting lively reaction. A sampling: “Knowing how Iran treats the homos, why don’t we send Barney Frank over?” “Sounds like a good destination for a “Rosie Cruise”!” “Sounds like a vacation hotspot… Love it! Just what I’m looking for.” “Besides, in the Arab world, men …

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Progressives Pile On Ahmadinejad

Gay rights groups were quick to condemn Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim that there are no homosexuals in Iran. HRC’s Joe Solmonese: “Today’s assertions by President Ahmadinejad that there are no homosexuals in Iran would be simply absurd were it not for the fact that international human rights watchers have long documented some of the most horrific acts of persecution …

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Ahmandinejad: “We Have No Homos In Iran”

Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University today at their World Leaders Forum as hundreds of vocal protesters marched outside the venue in a media firestorm. Last week, Ahmandinejad spurred outrage when he requested permission to lay a wreath at Ground Zero. His request was denied. The Iranian dictator’s invitation to speak at Columbia launched a nationwide controversy on …

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Iran Launches English-Language
Web TV Channel

Iran has launched an English-language 24-hour news channel called Press TV, which with al-Jazeera should satisfy all your anti-American propaganda needs. I’ve watched a couple of hours of the programming late last night and some of it is fascinating stuff, with some apparently English and American-born reporters and commenters joining the male and (headscarfed) female anchors on screen. While much …

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Baldwin & Barney: Stop Killing Of LGBT Iraqis

Openly gay reps Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank have written to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, demanding an inquiry into the abuse and murder of LGBT people in Iraq. The full text of the letter is here. Islamic militias continue to abuct Iraqis suspected of being gay, often leaving their battered corpses for their families to find. In April, the …

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International Day Against Homophobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia. In observance of the occasion, the Human Rights Watch has listed five world leaders to its Hall Of Shame because of their anti-gay actions in the last year: 1. Pope Benedict XVI: for undermining families. The leader of the Holy See has gone well beyond expressing the Church’s theological views on homosexuality. 2. …

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