Authorities in Iran’s Bahadoran District reportedly arrested 30 suspected homosexuals and are preparing to conduct sodomy examinations on them with the intention of exposing their homosexuality.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the arrests took place at a private party in Bahadoran.
The outlet quotes the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees (a Canadian NGO), which stated, “IRQR received several reports in the last few days and we were able to confirm that police attacked guests and physically beat them. Police detained the men, ages 16 to 30, at the Basij [which the Jerusalem Post describes as a paramilitary force used to repress dissidents] Station and then transferred them to Esfahan’s Dastgerd Prison.”
According to IRQR, police also fired their weapons while making the arrests.
Iran’s Islamic government reportedly took several days to inform the family members of the men that they had been charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs.
IRQR states that the “prisoners will be sent to Esfahan’s Medical Jurisprudence Department for anal examination in order to prove evidence of homosexual acts to the court.”
Prisoners were also reportedly forced to write down the names of other LGBT individuals they know – a fact IRQR says it is very concerned with given Iran’s “well-documented history of persecuting homosexuals.”
Breitbart states that since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, the government has killed more than 4,000 gays.
In 2007, then-president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ironically suggested that there are no gays in Iran, stating, “in our country, such a thing does not exist.”
Perhaps unsurprising given liberals’ fawning over Islam, this story appears to have been ignored by the mainstream media.
A search for “Iran arrest 30” turned up absolutely no results on CNN, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. Those last two in particular pride themselves on being voices for the LGBT community and publish stories about the oppression of gays in the Western education system.
Apparently, Muslims committing atrocities against gays means very little to these activists.