Indeed, the koran does not contain rules about homosexuality, says everett k rowson, a professor at new york university who is working on a book about homosexuality in medieval islamic society. Homosexuality what is islam's position on the treatment of homosexuals islam goes beyond merely disapproving of homosexuality sharia teaches that homosexuality is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death. In iran, homosexuality is banned and punishable by execution under its strict code of sharia, or islamic law in a country dominated by the religious class, being gay is taboo, and especially. Under sharia law in iran, homosexuality is punishable by death, and capital punishment for homosexuals is also mandated in the islamic religious writings known as the hadiths.
Of the islamic states that ban lesbian and gay sex, iran is the most zealously homophobic since 1980, when the fundamentalists came to power under the leadership of ayatollah khomeini, over 4,000 lesbians and gay men have been executed, according to estimates by the exiled iranian homosexual rights group, homan. Conservatives who favor a hawkish foreign policy will claim otherwise, of course in the topsy-turvy world that is international lgbt politics, iran's record on homosexuality is more a.
On may 17, 2008, as international day against homophobia is celebrated in countries around the world, the islamic republic of iran continues to violate the dignity, the privacy, and the right to life of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (lgbt) citizens. The author has reviewed the book on history of homosexuality in iran by the famous iranian academic janet afray, who is a professor of history and women studies at purdue university and also is the president of international society of iranian scholars. Official site of the week magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
Three iranian men have been executed after being found guilty of charges related to homosexuality, according to a semi-official news agency the men, only identified by their initials, were hanged. Lgbt rights in iran by shima houshyar | published october 21, 2015 - 9:13am over the last two decades, issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity have gained significant visibility and attention across the globe. Lgbt rights in iran have come in conflict with the penal code since the 1930s in post-revolutionary iran , any type of sexual activity outside a heterosexual marriage is forbidden same-sex sexual activities are punishable by imprisonment,  corporal punishment , or execution.
Lgbt rights in iran: homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more. Iran's supreme leader, ayatollah ali khamenei, has described the west's legalization of gay marriage and refusal to criminalize homosexual acts as the results of the broader licentiousness that supposedly pervades its culture. Iran: in accordance with sharia law, homosexual intercourse between men can be punished by death, and men can be flogged for lesser acts such as kissing women may be flogged women may be flogged.
Human rights & human welfare 160 dying for love: homosexuality in the middle east by heather simmons in iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country -iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. Homosexuality iii in persian literature a sharp contrast exists between the treatment of homosexuality in islamic law, on the one hand (see ii above), and its reflection in persian literature, particularly poetry (the chief vehicle of persian literary expression), on the other. I never thought i'd find a boyfriend in iranafter all, homosexuality is technically illegal here consensual sex between two adult males is punishable by death. Iran frequently executes gay men for same-sex relations and frames the men for rape charges to justify its islamic law application of lethal homophobia magdalena mughrabi, from amnesty, said.