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MEPs ask Commission if gay asylum seekers should be returned to Iran

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  1. Robert, ex-pat Brit 21 Nov 2008, 5:04pm

    Why would any western government have difficulty in determining the outcome if Iranian gay asylum seekers are returned? Haven’t they looked at Iran’s official sharia legal system, in fact all islamic legal systems in which it states that it is an offence against the state for anyone engaging in sexual relations with the same gender and who can be subject to torture or execution or both. It is even an punishable offence for non-married straights from having sex and that applies to all islamic countries. So why the difficulty in figuring this one out?

  2. john sexton 21 Nov 2008, 6:35pm

    As long as they behave “discreetly” they will be all right.
    According to the Home Secretary???????
    Whatever the f**k that means

  3. Robert, ex-pat Brit 21 Nov 2008, 8:02pm

    John, yes. That’s what our government advocates which proves it believes that nobody will be harmed if they’re returned and keep a low profile. The very fact they left the country and deported back to Iran will leave them open to arrest and possible punishment since the Iranian authorities will already have knowledge of their asylum cases and the reasons why. Its abominable.

  4. Bill Perdue 22 Nov 2008, 8:30pm

    Whatever the legal route taken, clear and generous guarantees for the lives of GLBT refugees from islamist and christer murderers have to be implemented by the EU as a whole.

    At best the policies of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith are based on a lethal combination of homophobia and racist islamophobia that endangers the lives of asylum seekers. And her policy of allowing violence advocates a venue when she knows full well that their n 3s i8es And of They’re a disgrace and LGBT Labour should demand her ouster.

    Think how much more draconian and bigoted those policies are in countries governed by right wing parties and how much worse they’ll get if the Tories, notorious for their racist islamophobia and for opposing GLBT rights actually win an election.

  5. Robert, ex-pat Brit 23 Nov 2008, 1:55pm

    Well, lets see how committed David Cameron is to equality by reversing current policy on gay asylum cases. I suspect nothing will change, hopefully I will be proved wrong but my gut feeling tells me otherwise. Jacqui Smith should be fired for incompetence, a national disgrace for human rights if ever there were.

  6. Dermot Underwood 24 Nov 2008, 1:05pm

    A comment by our delinquent Tsar Bill Perdue, followed immediately by another comment from Robert ex-Perdue Brit.

    How curious.

    Both ranting about Tories. Both with extreme views.

    Of course, you’re not the same person.

    Don’t make me laugh.

  7. Unfortunately Dermot, Robert and Bill are two separate people, just shared “values”.

  8. Bill Perdue 25 Nov 2008, 6:30am

    My values, like those of most who post here are based on winning the GLBT equality agenda.

    Tory values are the values of Margaret Thatcher with a covering of whitewash. Tories are opposed to LGBT equality in these columns and in Parliament. They’re values are those of rightwing racists and islamophobes. Creatures like that may think the rest of us extreme because we want to create safe havens for those fleeing islamist and christer murderers but that’s just another symptom of their self loathing anti-GLBT politics.

    Fortunately, authentic GLBT activists reject their islamophobic nonsense. Time and again.

  9. “My values, like those of most who post here are based on winning the GLBT equality agenda”

    God, another mindless rant… its just the same old shit with you Bill, isn’t it? Over. And over. And over. And over again. Same old crap.

    Well Tsar Billy, your “values” are not that of the “GLBT equality agenda”. You like to think that, but all your postings are nothing more than dull, repetitive and petty insults to anyone who disagrees with you. A difference of opinion is part of the democratic process, something you find issue with.

    You have used racial slurs like “Uncle Tom’s” against black people on this site. You’re a racist who thinks he’s not, and that disgusts me. A gay bigot is not about “winning the GLBT equality agenda”, quite the opposite. The only ally you have is that insipidly boring ex-pat twit who has now developed your inane ability to repeat the same old tripe over and over. You’re only here to add some bluster to your schizophrenic political rantings.

    Calling people Tories, doesn’t make it so, and doesn’t add any credence to that fake education you shite on about on a regular basis.

    You still haven’t answered all the calls as to what “RainbowRed” is? Surely a legitimate organisation like yours would be willing to answer as to its existence and what it stands for?

    No? Didn’t think so. How sad life must be for you. And “gay activist” who does nothing for gay rights…. that must feel like one hell of a way to waste your already sad little life.

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