Friday, July 22, 2005

Anybody there?

This is absolutely outrageous.

Two gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran on 19 July 2005 for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality. The youths were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad, in north east Iran.

These barbaric acts are perpetrated by a government that is beyond our contempt. What beggars belief however, is the disgusting (absence of) reaction in the free world. Where are the headlines, the dicussion panels, the fliers and the protest marches?!
As Gay Patriot notes
Someone explain to me why the international gay community has, by their silence and opposition to the efforts to combat the War on Terror, joined in partnership with the Islamists in at least the public relations side of the War?
An Italian friend of mine who lives in London e-mails, regarding this incident, "we should attack Iran next, Iraq was not enough." I think this idea might be as yet premature (and so much for the myth that women are pacifists by nature...), but I simply don't understand why people aren't more intransigent in the face of such unadulterated evil.
Occidente, se ci sei, batti un colpo! (West, if you are there, give a sign of life!)

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