As with Hitler's Final Solution for eradicating all Jews, so too does Ahmadinejad and his Islamic Republic of Iran have a final solution for gays. Under strict Islamic law adopted by Iran, homosexuality is a crime punishable by death. Advance Indiana included a summary of Islamic law enforced in Iran in a post two years ago reporting on two gay teenagers who were hung in a public square, which goes as follows:
Homosexuality is illegal, those charged with love-making are given a choice of four deathstyles: being hanged, stoned, halved by a sword, or dropped from the highest perch. According to Article 152, if two men not related by blood are discovered naked under one cover without good reason, both will be punished at a judge's discretion. Gay teens (Article 144) are also punished at a judge's discretion. Rubbing one's penis between the thighs without penetration (tafheed) shall be punished by 100 lashes for each offender. This act, known to the English-speaking world as "frottage" is punishable by death if the "offender" is a non-Moslem. If frottage is thrice repeated and penalty-lashes have failed to stop such repetitions, upon the fourth "offense" both men will be put to death. According to Article 156, a person who repents and confesses his gay behavior prior to his identification by four witnesses, may be pardoned. Even kissing "with lust" (Article 155) is forbidden. This bizarre law works to eliminate old Persian male-bonding customs, including common kissing and holding hands in public.
When asked about the capital punishment practices in Iran, Ahmadinejad defended it by saying, "Don't you have capital punishment in the United States? You do too. In Iran there is capital punishment," he said. It's just another reminder of the danger of allowing religious extremists to impose their view of morality on our civil laws.