"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at Columbia University last night in response to a question about the recent execution of two gay men there.These kids are from 2005:
"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon," he continued. "I do not know who has told you we have it."
"Prior to their execution, the gay teenagers were held in prison for 14 months and severely beaten with 228 lashes. The length of their detention suggests that they committed the so-called offenses more than a year earlier, when they were possibly around the age of 16."You have to wonder if Ahmadinejad really believes that human sexuality is different in Iran. The culture is different. What sickness causes the citizens to come to these public executions, where they strangle the victims rather than break their necks in order to, what? entertain the crowd?