Friday, September 21, 2007

Radical Fundamentalist, Yes; Military, No

Today's WSJ's Best of the Web has a very good comparison of Columbia University's priorities. Columbia has invited Iran's leader to speak, but has barred the ROTC from campus since 1969. At first it was to protest the Vietnam war, but now it is continuing that ban due to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the military. And what exactly is Iran's policy in dealing with homosexuals?

"On Sunday, November 13, the semi-official Tehran daily Kayhan reported that the Iranian government publicly hung [sic] two men, Mokhtar N. (24 years old) and Ali A. (25 years old), in the Shahid Bahonar Square of the northern town of Gorgan.

The government reportedly executed the two men for the crime of "lavat." Iran's shari'a-based penal code defines lavat as penetrative and non-penetrative sexual acts between men. Iranian law punishes all penetrative sexual acts between adult men with the death penalty. Non-penetrative sexual acts between men are punished with lashes until the fourth offense, when they are punished with death. Sexual acts between women, which are defined differently, are punished with lashes until the fourth offense, when they are also punished with death." Human Rights Watch

BOTW closes the article with the question wondering if the military executed homosexuals as opposed to discharging them, maybe Columbia would invite the ROTC back to campus.


FeatherIron said...

That is SO Crazy!! I pray God have mercy on us, cuz' we (American's) are digging a bigger and bigger pit for ourselves.

I just don't get that double standard.

Dee said...

I'm getting ready to talk about this on my radio show this morning and I just heard this on Fox News. Hitler Jr. yes, ROTC no!! Only on a liberal utopia campus. Sick!!!!!!!