A cleric in the Iranian regime has told his followers that the Covid-19 vaccination turns people into “homosexuals,” which is punishable by death in Iran.
Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian made the outrageous claims Tuesday on the social media platform Telegram, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“Don’t go near those who have had the Covid vaccine,” the radical Islamist wrote to his nearly 210,000 followers. “They have become homosexuals.”
Tabrizian, who lives in the religious capital of Qom and whose followers refer to him as ayatollah, has a history of promoting bigotry and false information about Western medicine.
Last year, the totalitarian burned “Harrison’s Manual of Medicine” in a videotaped ceremony, claiming that “Islamic medicine” had made such books “irrelevant,” according to Radio Farda, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast service.
“Like other clerics in the regime, also Tabrizian relates all the shortages [shortcomings] to s3xuality,” Iranian dissident Sheina Vojoudi told the Jerusalem Post.
“The clerics in Iran are suffering from lack of knowledge and humanity. Actually, his goal of spreading nonsense is to try to scare people [out] of getting vaccinated, while the leader of the regime and other officials got Pfizer, and they don’t provide it for the people with the excuse that they don’t trust the West.”