Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by bo79, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. bo79

    bo79 New Member

    This is a very disturbing story about the recent execution of the two homosexual boys in Iran. How can religion be so evil? Please spread the word and take actions to stop this evil behavior!

    Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys
  2. bo79

    bo79 New Member

    SORRY! I forgt to post the links.
  3. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill New Member

    Islamic Fanaticism

    This type of behavior really shouldn't suprise anyone; this is the direction in which the regime in Iran and other Islamic fundamentalists want to see the world move. We are about 25 years late to begin to express outrage. BTW, it is not about "religion" ... it is about power and control.
  4. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    Here’s a quote from the article (first link)…

    One of my Army buddies fought along side the Saudis in Desert Storm and told me that the Saudi soldiers admitted to his squad that they like having sex with young boys (then his Infantry squad commenced to beating the s**t out of them).

    So, if this kind of behavior is common in countries where sex with women is much oppressed, then it will only be a matter of time before the accusers become the accused.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What do you find most troubling? The fact that they were children, the fact that they were executed for being homosexual or the fact that they use execution as punishment for crime?

    Frankly the only part that I really find repugnant is that they would execute anyone. Execution has no place in a civilized society.
  6. bo79

    bo79 New Member

    Re: Re: Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys

    Its that fact that they were children what I find the most disturbing.

    The fact that they were tortured before finally admitting to having homosexual sex is also very disturbing to me. You can pretty much get a person to confess to doing just about anything if you torture then long and hard enough.
  7. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    I am not sure I can factor out my disgust and horror at this, the latest (publicised) atrocity of the clerical-fascist dregvant regime in Iran. O Cyrus, would that you were living at this hour!
  8. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    It is disgusting to me that they would torture anyone, especially young boys.

    It is disgusting to me that they would publically execute anyone, especially young men.

    It is disgusting to me that they would use religon as the justification to do these horrible deeds.
  9. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    I agree that actions Iran took against these boys are deplorable. But in countries like Iran that allow extremist religious fanatics to rule the country, you will always have those in power that use their religion to justify their actions.

    The real question is will the world stand by and let actions like these be the status quo? I do not believe that this kind of action merits war, but what should those countries that advocate human right do? Place Iran on some sort of naughty list, impose sanctions, send Iran a few high-explosive reminders that the world is watching, or war?
  10. Tom H.

    Tom H. New Member

    Re: Re: Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys

    What???:confused: Do you mean to say that you are not troubled by the prosecution for consensual sexual activity (there was no indication otherwise), the lack of a public trial or the pre-execution flogging? If they had left it at that and then given the "offenders" 25 year sentences to serve, would you feel that justice was done? The fact that they were minors just compounds the tragedy somewhat but really isn't (or shouldn't be) the main issue.

    BTW PhD2B , there is a qualitative difference between pederasty and consensual sex. Did the Saudi soldier who got his a*# kicked engage in the former (as an adult) or the latter (when he was a teenager)? (Either way, the Saudi soldier displayed extremely poor judgement regaling a squad of GIs with tales of his homosexual forays.)
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Man's inhumanity to man continues. It's probably the only real constant that exists.
  12. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    Re: Re: Re: Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys

    I couldn’t tell when these soldiers [it wasn’t just one soldier] had their “relations.” The conversation started out innocently enough with my friend’s squad talking about women with the Saudi soldiers. It was at that time the Saudi soldiers basically scoffed at the idea of women and told them that they prefer “relations” with boys.

    Let’s see…these soldiers informing a US Infantry squad that they prefer sex with boys…I agree with you on their judgment.
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Re: Re: Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys

    No frankly I am not troubled for prosecution for underage sexual contact, we do it all the time in the States. The public trial aspect is not my concern ... sure a public trial would be nice, but it is not my call since I am not Iranian. Flogging, I really can't say I am morally opposed to flogging. It seems it would often be a viable alternative to imprisonment especially when one has to support a family. Flog them 10 times or jail them 10 days.
    25 year sentences seems more equitable than killing them - not that I am advocating long imprisonment for underage homosexual sex, but it sure beats being dead.

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