Alright, kiddies, now for some international news…
You may remember we previously reported that The Netherlands were considering deporting gay Iranians. Well, we’re happy to inform you that they’ve changed their minds. Isn’t that wonderful?
It seems that Rita Verdonk (pictured), the Immigration Minister who said gay Iranians could protect themselves by being “discrete,” has granted them immunity from the Dutch boot. Reuters reports:
Verdonk, whose tough stance on immigration and asylum has been condemned by many on the left, based her decision on an unpublished report by Human Rights Watch, which refers to systematic abuse of homosexuals in Iran, her ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Homosexual Iranian asylum seekers can now find a safe haven in the Netherlands from the persecution and inhuman treatment they face in Iran,” Frank van Dalen, chairman of gay rights group COC Nederland, said.
Of course, with the news, one can expect to see an influx of gay Iranians into the country. So, ladies and gents, if you want a little Iranian action, you know where to go. (That is, unless Iran gets some nukes and go on a vengeful rampage. Then you’ll just have radioactive ash. But, hey, some people are into that sort of thing.)