Pretty much anyone with access to a news source today is probably aware that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke today at Columbia University. He was asked questions about the usual expected topics, such as his country’s nuclear program, his denial of the Holocaust, and so on. However, at one point he actually drew laughter from the crowd.
What hilarious insight did he reveal? Read on:
Pressed specifically about punishment of homosexuals, he said: “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”
With the audience laughing derisively, he continued: “In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.”
-from the AP Wire story on the event
To hear the laughter for yourself, listen to the NPR coverage of the event.
I’m picturing a whole new vacation travel and tourism campaign from the Iranian tourism board.