Tuesday, December 04, 2007

MSNBC editor calls Iran's approach to AIDS "progressive."

From the article:

In a region where other Muslim governments ignore the AIDS epidemic, quarantine HIV-infected people or preach abstinence as the only solution, Iran's approach is fairly progressive. Iran's AIDS program melds up-to-date programs and research with deep-rooted religious values.

Oooh, treatment with "religious values" is okay, s'long as the treatment doesn't involve anything associated with Catholic or Christian tradition. Ok, I'm learning here. Oddly, I'd call treatment that involved Islam-oriented brow-beating rather primitive treatment.

In such a staggering case of spin, the author may develop inner-ear problems. I'm getting dizzy just watching it.

Soon we'll hear "dude! Iran's a gay-friendly vacation mecca!" They're so much more cultured and evolved than the west. We totally suck.

Nice.

3 comments:

Hammer said...

Abstinence is the only sure way to stop the spread. However the communities most at risk completely refuse to stop risky behavior or take common sense precautions.

DirtCrashr said...

So, in Iran they behead them before or after they find out? they have AIDS?

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Yep, religion is always cool in some other culture, or when religious people are in the forefront of movements against a war, or for civil rights, but when they're against something some goober defines as "progressive", religion seems to be synonimous with knuckle dragger.