Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Iran: a worthy cause of liberals

The headline: Iran hangs 30 over 'US plots'. Regime change in Iran is only the cause of "neocons," right? I mean every good liberal has to be in favor of something like this, right?
The most high-profile recent executions involved Majid Kavousifar, 28, and his nephew, Hossein Kavousifar, 24, hanged for the murder of a hardline judge, Hassan Moghaddas, a man notorious for jailing political dissidents. They were hanged from cranes and hoisted high above one of Tehran's busiest thoroughfares.
Beats billboard ads and those old Burma Shave signs, doesn't it? And here's one for the queers for Palestine to support:
International gay rights campaigners have also said that homosexual men were among the executed. Homosexuality is a capital offence in Iran, along with adultery, espionage, armed robbery, drug trafficking and apostasy.
A great regime. Let's engage with them. We can work out a number of good deals. For example, they get to keep Lebanon and Israel, and in return, they lay off the homosexuals. Or alternatively, they leave Lebanon and Israel alone, and they can execute whomever they want at home.
Ami Isseroff

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