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    buddy Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:54 am
    Link: No Homosexuals in Iran? - The president of Iran must have the worst gaydar ever.
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    philitup23 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:59 am
    do you know what i think he meant? i think he meant they dont have flaming homosexuals...or gay parades...or outwardly open homosexuals

    i dont think he meant there are no homosexuals at all in Iran or else he wouldnt order their deaths..

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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:43 am
    ^ Too bad third is better. I never cease to be amazed at this guy, whether he is on TV or the internet. Heh, what a dumbass.
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    candor88 Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:04 am
    pilitup, I think you`re right.

    But the fact that he said there`s no homosexuals over there, makes me think he`s just really dumb

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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:32 am
    Jager Bombs.
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    Zeofar Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:35 am
    Thats not even necessarily what he said, the person seemed to be having trouble translating. At least, It seemed that way to me.
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    Zeofar Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:37 am
    And by that, I mean it could easily could have been what philitup suggested, whom I agree with.
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:44 am
    How stupid!
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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:48 am
    I`m not pro-Iranian or anything but let`s get something straight here. Their culture is different than ours and of course he knows that there are homosexuals in Iran, he just doesn`t acknowledge it as a custom or as a respectable stance in Iranian society. Iran and America have differen`t views on the world but we must not force our ideas on anyone. Americans believe their solution to the world is best for everyone else. If there is a call to free the Iranian people, then it will be so, they will make it happen. Until then we must respect and stand by the Iranian people.
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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:50 am
    then tats pro- Iranian
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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:50 am
    13th
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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:53 am
    It`s not Pro-Iranian, there`s a difference between being pro Iranian (People) and pro Iranian (government). I know there`s bad things that happen in that country but you only hear half of the truth. Not to mention you will always hear the mainstream media which I think is highly biased american propaganda.
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    JaySmith15 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:37 am
    Berserk505, there`s a different between respecting a country`s culture when they`re not hurting anyone vs respecting it when they are. When a country`s culture involves killing or imprisoning people for things they have no control over, then it`s a basic human rights issue, not a matter of cultural differences.
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:03 am
    Preach brother Smith!
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    Tjames Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:56 am
    Jaysmith15, delete your last 2 posts. Jesus christ...
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:05 am
    I can`t really blame Ahmadinejad for thinking there aren`t gay people in Iran; with the laws over there, who`s going to admit to it??
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    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:09 am
    I agree with philitup23 and Zeofar and I have to give Kudos to Ahmadinejad for speaking in public, answering those questions with a smile and not having anyone tasered.
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    marvinius Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:10 am
    denial is one way to handle a problem...
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    Aigidh Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:15 am
    I disagree philitup, I think he did mean that there are NO homosexuals. I think he just wants to deny it.
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    DeadLikeMe Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:29 am
    yeah they dont have homosexuals because they kill them all! what a douche.
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    dunno13 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 8:36 am
    @Zeofar

    I think it was a simultanous translation; and for the pauses, it appears probable that the grammatical construction of the english and iranian language might be very different, so the translator would have to listen to the whole or half a sentence before beginning to translate and then also adjust in the process to get a smooth connection to the next part.

    But still your point is valid for anybody who doesn`t speak Iranian: we only heard the translator. (altough I don`t share your conclusion)

    just my 2 cent

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    bradbury Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 8:45 am
    translation error
    "there WILL BE no..."
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    bradbury Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 8:48 am
    oh, and Berserk505, Southern US: maybe you can invite him to gayBashFest`08 to your hometown & show him some fun & culture - naz1s unite!
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    withnail101 Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 8:50 am
    What a wonker he is. Let`s bomb him!
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    realblender Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 8:57 am
    i like how the audience is baiting him by wooing and stuff... i bet he left that hall with a much higher opinion of america and the general west. lets taunt the man who is busy going nuke, that makes so much sense.
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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:33 am
    I didn`t even really get what was going on.
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    bigfatpig Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:35 am
    Bum me raheem! Bum me hard!
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    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:43 am
    32nd. So, why couldn`t we just have invited Saddam over to speak at a university and then killed the bastard? :-)
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    what_girl Female 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 10:52 am
    ^Unless you can wake the dead, i don`t think it`s possible for Saddam to speak at the moment... or any moment.
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    bigfatpig Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 11:05 am
    ^^^ He said `couldn`t just have..`, PAST tense. Pay more attention before you mug yourself off.
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    Morbeh Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 11:37 am
    Someone is in the closet, me thinks.
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    This is the same guy that organized a public forum in Iran to talk specifically about about how the Holocaust didn`t happen.

    So yeah, if you can deny the holocaust, I suppose you can also deny that homosexuals don`t exist in your country. Though I think he should go one step further and talk about the Earth being flat and the sun being a hot ball of metal that`s stuck up in the sky.

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    darkskies582 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    Well... there could be no homosexuals... just a lot more people who are bisexual though...
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:46 pm
    Damn its like the best law ever.
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    pureBoredom Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 1:22 pm
    For the record, there are no Iranian people speaking Iranian. They actually refer to themselves as Persians who speak Farsi... Also, it is extremely difficult to translate simultaneosly without pausing to use correct grammar in English because i do believe their sentence structure is different from ours.
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    Correct me if I`m wrong, but I think the people who call themselves "Persians" are folks who don`t want to identify themselves with the current Iranian government, and these people generally no longer live in Iran. For example, people who left Iran in the 1970s or 1980s and moved to another country generally call themselves Persians, I don`t think this is true of people who live there now. Also, remember there are many different religions in Iran, including a pretty big group of Jewish people.
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    m3gann3 Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    Well. If a country kills all the homosexuals within its borders, then technically there are no homosexuals. But honestly, if he wants to realize that dream he`ll need to get on the ball and start murderin`.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:49 pm
    Thanks for that attempted distinction; it sounds reasonable to me, buddy.
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    Buddy you are correct. Most Iranians call themselves Persian for that very reason. Not only is there a large Jewish population but also Christian. Also, Iranians are not Arabs as many believe. They are descendants of the Arian race...no not the Hitler/Nazi Arian...look it up. Therefore they do not speak arabic. They speak farsi. Iranians and Arabs don`t like each other. It goes back 1000`s of years. That all being said, Iran`s President is a f*cking lunatic. He was one of the people who took Americans hostages in 1979. He should have been eliminated before Saddam was. But I guess Bush thought Iraq was an easier target. Alright I`ll stop the jibber-jabba.
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    PrZn Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    lol the way he says it is like in amazement to the whole concept of gays.
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    LunarMoon Female 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    For this, I HOPE america bombs a crater out of the middle east. :\
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    Ya, you notice there was a girl saying what he said so we couold here...never know if the translation was correct
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    whoa whoa whoa, buddy commented on a link!?!?! this is madness! (hears a idiot in the background going "madness? this is sparta!!!")
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    C-Bear Female 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    its cause hes killing the gay ppl. its not funny, really.
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    this guy is...interesting...
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    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    Please allow me to translate for you, since I am a native Farsi speaker: He says that "in Iran, homosexuality does not exist as it does in your country (the US). It does not have an external presence."

    A little different from denying their presence, because I assure you there are homosexuals in Iran, they just don`t come out of the closet. I would say the situation is similar to what it was here a few decades ago, when it was still not as accepted to be homosexual (and still isn`t in many parts of the country today)...

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    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    Also, as far as the discussion over Iranian vs Persian goes, it is actually quite simple. You guys are right in saying that many Iranians in the US call themselves Persian to disassociate with the current government, but they are wrong in doing so.

    Being Iranian simply means that you are a citizen of Iran. Being Persian, however, means that you are ethnically Persian, as opposed to being Turk, Arab, Balooch, Qashqai, etc. Persians are an ethnic majority in Iran.

    Finally, there is "partial" religious freedom in Iran. You are free to practice any religion so long as it is mono-theistic. Islam is the most common. But there are plenty of Christians, Jews, and Zoroasterians (Iran has the largest population of Jews in the Middle East outside of Israel)

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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:38 pm
    Certainly, the idea of `gay culture` simply doesn`t exist in many parts of the world, especially when compared to European and North American standards. In Iran, it simply doesn`t exist because the practice is outlawed entirely. If the statistics are true, there has been somewhere in the neighbourhood of 4000 executions for gay and lesbian crimes in Iran since the mullahs took over in the late 70s.

    Ahmadinejad was clearly dodging the question, however. He was basically being asked why homosexuality was a crime in Iran punishable by death. He then basically answered the question with, "Homosexuals? What homosexuals?"

  49. Profile photo of PurdueU BenZ
    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:42 pm
    And finally, for the record, the Iranian culture does not advocate the killing of other people. Our culture endorses a large amount of respect towards other people, regardless of race/religion/etc. I encourage you to read up on Cyrus the Great (just search Google or something) and his Declaration of Human Rights.

    Islam, on the other hand, is a religion which a select few extremists (read Bin-Laden and such) have perverted. This is the same situation as the Crusades of Christianity, a twisting of the meaning of the religion. The term "Islam" comes from the Arabic word for "Peace", and if any of you ever get to know a true Muslim, you will see how incorrect the media`s portrayal of the the majority of Muslims is.

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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 4:48 pm
    anyone who believes him is an idiot. its not geographically based, there are people around the world that are born like that.
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    PRWaffle Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    i dont see why generally americans hate him so much. the Nuclear Weapons thing is extremely hypocritical as George Bush isnt even competent to govern America. At least Iran havent bombed loads of innocent people in Iraq. I dont hate Americans, just George Bush and people like him
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    zoinks Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    i think something got lost in translation...
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    PurdueU_BenZ:

    First of all, I have to agree with you, in that there are many Muslims that just want to practice their religion in peace and get on with the business of day to day living.

    However, the root of the word Islam is “al-Silm,” which means “submission” or “surrender.” Talk to any Islamic scholar. The Qur`an asks Muslims to submit to the will of Allah, and commands them to subdue people of other religions until they are in full submission of Islamic rule.

    Also, the comparison of modern day Islamic fundamentalism to the Crusades is not "the same situation".

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    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 8:44 pm
    manorrd:

    You are correct about the root of the word Islam, however, "Salam" also falls under this 3-letter root (S, L, M), which means "Peace". They are all ultimately related words.

    Also, my comparison with the Crusades is justified: The Crusades originally had the goal of recapturing Jerusalem and the sacred "Holy Land" from Muslim rule. It was a war waged by one religion on another because of a lack of tolerance, and the situation is very similar right now. The Islamic Fundamentalists are waging a holy war against the "Infidels" due to their lack of tolerance.

    And I am glad that there are some people who understand that the only thing ordinary Muslims want is peace as well...

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    Whitemn Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:03 pm
    Im sure iran has Christian missionary`s. Where priests are, theirs sex scandels of all kinds.
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:19 pm
    Being Gay is just nature`s way of keeping the population down, there is nothing wrong with it, if you have a problem with people who are gay you should also have a problem with people who have cancer.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:28 pm
    What an idiot.
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    PontaFanta Female 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:35 pm
    I`m so proud of myself, I actually understood parts of what he was saying. like "mohdar" in the beginning means mother....
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    hardcoredood Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:47 pm
    Ponder this. This man may very well believe there are no homo`s in his country, as we once did in our rise as a culture. So one may say his culture is different, and we should not impose and let them grow as a people, and that view is respectable in some cases. However, in this case, we are allowing a man who refuses to believe in homosexuality to obtain nuclear weapons. I do not trust a man who does not have enough ability to reason, to know there are homosexuals in his country. I you refuse to believe there are homosexuals you are being controlled by something and your mind is not free. I would not trust our culture 300 years ago with nuclear weapons. I` not saying their 300 years "inferior" in any way, just that i don`t trust a person who dosn`t think there are homo`s in his country to have nucelar weapons at his disposal. Someone please tell me this guy isn`t really so lost.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 10:09 pm
    Wow! The powers behind the mask let this puppet out in public to speak? Fascist douche wad`s like this need to exposure to scare the piss s.hit out of the lambs of free society.
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    teiso Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 10:17 pm
    I don`t think he`s DUMB, he just grew up with a different ideas about homosexuality than we did.
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 10:22 pm
    hardcoredood....i couldn`t agree with you more. When a nation or at least their government has a stone age mentality, it is a very scary thought that they may one day have nuclear weapons. Sadly Iran`s President really is a nut. I truly believe that he was allowed into the US to do his speech at Columbia University and also at the United Nations so the rest of the world would see how nutty he is, just in case there was any question.
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    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    PontaFanta"
    "I`m so proud of myself, I actually understood parts of what he was saying. like "mohdar" in the beginning means mother...."

    Sorry to burst your bubble sweetheart. You are pretty close, because "mother" in Farsi is "maadar"

    The President is starting his speech with "ma dar" which are two separate words (but pronounced somewhat similarly) that mean "we" and "in". He says: "Ma dar Iran...", which means, "In Iran, we..."

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    Queen_Jay Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2007 at 12:36 am
    LoL...
    wow what an imbecile!
    No wonder they compare him to Bush...
    they both sucked on their speech in the UN...
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    cookii Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    actually, he may be telling the truth- pakistan is in a similar situation, there are actually NO HOMOSEXUALS there, maybe 1 in every 1000, people havent even heard of them, however there are ALOT of transvestites, at least 3 or 4 in every street, which is probably more than the number of gays you get here
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    denea Female 13-17
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    September 27, 2007 at 6:24 pm
    why does it matter
    im not gay but why do some people care that some people are gay. Just because they dont like the same type of people you like, doesnt mean they should be punished for it. how is that any of your business. thats like people shouting out to the world that you like some guy or girl that they dont like and you get punished for it
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    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    September 27, 2007 at 9:25 pm
    Phenomenon. xd
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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
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    September 27, 2007 at 9:55 pm
    Eh. Not really fond of him, but there are worse people in the world. Plus, he`s more of a figure head than an actual leader. Ali Khamenei is more in charge than he is.
    Plus, I think it`s rather attractive... not that this makes him any better of a person.
    And lastly, I agree, I don`t think he meant there are absolutely no gays in Iran. He probably meant there are few out-of-the-closet gays... and mostly because they are terrified.
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    teiso Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2007 at 11:27 pm
    "Im sure iran has Christian missionary`s. Where priests are, theirs sex scandels of all kinds."

    You know, the percentage of sex scandals amongst priests is about the same as the percentage of sex scandals amongst non-priests. The reason why we hear about it more with priests is that priests are community leaders and the church is supposed to uphold certain values. I`m not complaining about the publicity the sex scandals and cover-ups in the church gets, in my opinion priests and the church SHOULD be held more accountable than most people given the amount of influence they wield over people, but it just annoys me when people make comments about priests being commonly perverse in nature.

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    teiso Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2007 at 11:29 pm
    I should also mention that most missionaries are usually family groups, where sex scandals are less common than say with celibate priests.
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    teiso Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2007 at 11:32 pm
    I don`t mean to say that homosexuality is "perverse in nature" I`m just commenting on Whitemn`s comment on "sex scandals" that we hear about in the priesthood. (And most missionaries are not in the priesthood, anyway.)
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    patridiot Male 30-39
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    September 28, 2007 at 12:50 am
    Actually, there are no homosexuals in Iran. AND there are weapons of mass distruction in Iraq. AND Clinton did not have sexual relations with that woman. AND Mr. George Bush (Sr.) did not give us any new taxes.
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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2007 at 11:50 pm
    no, guys. there`s no homos in iran. he made sure of that. bush should do the same. those fags have a disease and they should be extinguised. if there are any queers in iran, they`re probably american tourists. =P
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    nny156 Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:02 pm
    hes not dumb hes lieing. you dont come to america and say "hey yeah i execute people and torture people for being different in my country" on the news.
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    SerFox Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    pilitup, don`t be so naive. He was clearly stating there is no such thing as homosexuals to cover up the actions of his government. Read this statement and see the similar connotations:

    "We do not have Nuclear Bombs in our couyntry. We do not know what these `Nuclear bombs` are, we have not heard of them"

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    tatervent Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2007 at 10:36 pm
    Kids, hes spinning around the question, he would rather look like a retard that a genocidal maniac, although he ended up looking like both.


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    Foob Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2007 at 10:22 pm
    "There are no handicapped people in Soviet Russia"
    Remember that one?
    This reminds me of that, ludicrous.
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    greatestday1 Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2007 at 7:25 pm
    funny funny guy

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