Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave an address at Columbia University this afternoon.
Ahmadinejad was asked a question about gay executions in Iran, which he attempted to avoid by referring to the death penalty in the United States, ignoring the sexuality aspect of the question completely. Moderator Dean Coatsworth kept on him however, and received this answer:
“In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I do not know who has told you that we have it.”
Ahmadinejad was then booed by the audience.
Of course, perhaps what Ahmadinejad really meant to say is…we get rid of them.
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