A report in a state-controlled Iranian paper last week asserting that the “Zionist regime” “spreads homosexuality” across the globe in order to pursue its goal of world domination has sparked fierce criticism from experts on Iran because of its homophobia and anti- Semitism.
Mashregh News, an outlet affiliated with radical Islamists in Qom, wrote that the US and the UK are using money from Jews to spread homosexuality throughout the world. The article blasted Israel for promoting demonstrations for gay rights and specifically decried Tel Aviv as the gay paradise on earth. It also ridiculed Conservative Judaism for accepting gay rabbis, and urged Western governments to stop people from engaging in gay – and therefore immoral – actions, and provide medical treatment for homosexuals in order to stop their conduct.
To all the Zionists out there, did you know about this? It shows how backwards the Iranian regime is. It’s important to note though that this shouldn’t be a reason to isolate them and disengage, as some argue. On the contrary, the West should be there showing Iranians (not the administration) that we support their wish to no longer live under such a tyrannical regime, and that we haven’t given up on them.