Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim at Columbia University, that Iran did not have homosexuals “like in your country” has made world headlines.
From Jihad Watch
Asked about executions of homosexuals in Iran, Ahmadinejad said the judiciary system executed violent criminals and high-level drug dealers, comparing them to microbes eliminated through medical treatment. Pressed specifically about punishment of homosexuals, he said: “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”
With the audience laughing derisively, he continued: “In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.”
To be fair to Ahmadinejad, he was possibly not denying Iranian homosexuality so much as the existence of an overt homosexual subculture such as is common in Western countries.
Iran doesn’t have an open homosexual subculture, because Iranian homosexuals are not stupid enough to flaunt their sexual orientation.
If they did, they might well end up like the Iranian homosexual mentioned in this post.