An East-West clash over a Swiss referendum last week banning the construction of mosque minarets heated up today as Iran's foreign minister warned of unspecified "consequences" if the ban were enforced.I was going to write that they are hypocrites, but apparently Iran actually allows Christians to build churches.
Iran's population is 90% Shiite Muslim. But it permits construction of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, though some Sunni Muslims have complained they have a tough time building houses of worship in some parts of the country.And yet, they are bloody hypocrites, because they dare talk lecture the Swiss government on human rights:
But Mottaki had harsh words for Switzerland, saying enforcement of the ban on new minarets was “against the prestige of a country which claims to be an advocate of democracy and human rights" and would "damage Switzerland’s image as a pioneer of respecting human rights among Muslims' public opinion," according to a report by the official Islamic Republic News Agency, or IRNA.All true, perhaps, that the choice made the the Swiss voters will damage Switzerland's image among Muslims. But seriously, clean up your own house because you threaten other with unspecified consequences and urge them to care about human rights. This was easy to find:
An Afghan citizen was executed in a prison in northern Iran
One man was flogged 80 times and then hanged in a prison west of Tehran
30 people have been executed in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan