Skip to comments.Iran: AIDS rate doubles in the holy city of Qom
Posted on 01/14/2008 12:54:07 PM PST by Squidpup
Tehran, 11 Jan. (AKI) - In the past year, the incidence of AIDS has doubled in the holy Shia city of Qom, second only to the Iraqi city of Najaf in religious significance.
"The great share of the newly infected have contracted the HIV virus, not through using infected syringes, but through unprotected sexual relations," said Amir, Akbari, director of the city's health centre.
In the past year the number of those affected by AIDS in Qom has risen from 177 to 324.
Forty per cent of those infected are students from the theological colleges in Qom. In Iran, according to official estimates, there are more than 16,000 infected with AIDS in the country, while non-government organisations put the total number above 100,000.
Did they get contract it from Arafat?
This kind of contradicts what Ammadinnerjacket said at Columbia....
I had no idea, those poor goats.
Must be TROP’s classic graba*sticism..
Mad Mullahs on AIDS ping.
On the one hand, history indicates that Muslims have always been intolerant of homosexuals, or more accurately, those on the receiving end.
On the other hand, history indicates that there has always been a lot of homosexual activity in Muslim countries.
What’s a young theology student to do, when richer, older, more powerful men are hogging all the women?
Qom on up and see me sometime.
But I thought, Nutjob said they didn’t have gays in Iran.
Gee, there aren’t any gays in Iran, according to Imindamood4jihad’s speech at Columbia....(chuckle)
You know, maybe he was COMPLAINING bout a lack of companionship for himself, lots of stuff gets lost in translation from what I’m told....
Is there a rule concerning just how many holy cities one religion can have?
The Ayatollah Khomeini Holy City Mosque and Massage Parlor is apparently thriving.
But what makes 'em holy?
Okay, there are some really good puns to be made here but I’m not in the mood to get banned today...
But!!! They have no Homosexuals in Iran!!!
A theological student in Qom,
Wanted to make a madrassa his home,
The cleric said “O.K., but you’ll have to be gay, for I need to someone to polish my dome.”
May buggery be upon you!
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