In a weird claim, an Iranian cleric has said that people who are vaccinated for coronavirus have become homosexuals and asked his followers not to interact with them.
Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian from holy city of Qom wrote on his Telegram social-media platform: “Don’t go near those who have had the Covid vaccine. They have become homosexuals,” according to a report published in Jerusalem Post.
The cleric has nearly 210,000 followers on his Telegram account. Tabrizian has a history of derogatory opinions about Western medicine.
Last year, a video showed him burning Harrison’s Manual of Medicine and saying that “Islamic medicine” had made such books “irrelevant,” according to an article on the website of Radio Farda, the Iranian branch of the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast service.