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Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Iranian version of "pinkwashing"

From Iran's FARS:

Kossari is spooked
A senior Iranian legislator blasted a gay parade planned to be held in the Muslim state of Azerbaijan on May 26, warning that Baku will soon regret holding the event.

"The parade has been planned based on the goals of the Zionists and the world arrogance (the US)," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Esmayeel Kossari told FNA on Saturday.

"The Azeri government which paves the way for the gathering of such immoral groups as homosexuals through this method (of action) should know that it will be struck by problems in the near future and the country's political and state officials will regret this move," he added.

Kossari lamented that the Azeri statesmen act based on the Zionist thoughts and views instead of paying attention to the Islamic thoughts and their people's beliefs.
Even Iranians say that Israel is gay-friendly!

The funny part, of course, is that groups like "Queers Against Israel Apartheid" side with Iran against Israel.