A state-controlled newspaper in Iran is claiming Israel and the "Zionist regime" are spreading homosexuality around the world to achieve its goal of "world domination."
The Jerusalem Post quotes Mashregh News saying the US and UK are getting cash from Jews to spread homosexuality across the globe and criticizing Israel for promoting gay rights demonstrations. The paper also called Tel Aviv, "gay paradise on earth." The article is calling on Western governments to stop people from engaging in immoral gay behavior and to provide medical treatment to homosexuals to get them to stop.
The "special report", in the radical Islamist paper, also attacked Hollywood for depicting gays in a positive light and blames a Jewish University recommendation for California schools deciding to include homosexuality in their education plans.
Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh, an expert on minority groups in Iran, warns the article raises serious concerns. He says while the article is "against gays, against the West and anti-Semitic," "the text legitimizes the execution of gays in Iran; they made a text not only to ridicule the West but to provide a reason why Iran executes gays."
Saba Farzan, a German-Iranian expert in the field of human rights in Iran says, “This recent attack on human decency by the Iranian regime is tragically not surprising, but these vicious words continue to hurt. Once again this barbaric dictatorship has revealed its hatred towards gays and lesbians as well as towards the State of Israel and Western countries.” Farzan adds, “This is especially ridiculous as in the Middle East, Israel is the only state where the gay community is safe and protected.” “The Islamic Republic shows with this uncivilized world view how desperate it actually is.”