Ahmadinejad on Homosexuality

24 September 2007

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University today, and was asked about his country's poor treatment of homosexuals. This is what he had to say:

"In Iran, we dont have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you we have it."

Um, maybe that's because your country has executed 4,000 homosexuals since the Ayatollahs took over in 1979.

UPDATE (9/26): Ahmadinejad posted the transcript of this speech on his website, but conveniently removed the part where he was laughed at for denying the existence of homosexuals in Iran.

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