Monday, October 01, 2007

That's what I thought he said...

They're still trying to explain 'Dinnerjacket's no gays in Iran comment and when I read this I had to giggle.
Yep, according to the academia, I was on the right track afterall with my lil' rant last week about it. My view was that Turd Monkey was saying that the open gayboy culture was nonexistent in Iran. And that would seem how Columbia is choosing to spin it.
This from the New York Daily News.

"In this Sunday's News Forum, WNBC's Jay DeDapper spoke with Columbia History Prof. Richard Bulliet, who acted as the go-between in the arrangements to bring Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the school earlier this week...

On the much-repeated and derided assertion by Ahmadinejad that there are no homosexuals in Iran, Bulliet noted that it is, in fact, true that Westernized gay culture does not exist in the Arab world, which is not to say that same-sex relations don't occur. (italics mine) Bulliet cited the book "Desiring Arabs," written by his fellow Columbia professor Joseph Massad, which basically says the same thing."

Jeez, the revelation that I think like them is kinda scarey.

Hatippo: LGF


Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

There may be no gay bars and idiotic parades in Iran but there is an underground gay scene in Teheran a lot like it was here 50 years ago.

10/01/2007 9:31 PM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

True, but I say it is FAR more oppressive than it was here. Here we just had garden variety bigots who would drag 'em out and beat 'em now and then. There you have government sponsored wholesale executions.

10/02/2007 10:28 AM  

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