By Jacob Resneck and Zaka Guluyev – Special to The Washington Times – – Friday, May 25, 2012
BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijan is experiencing an increasingly tense relationship with neighboring Iran, as the oil-rich capital of Baku basks in the glamor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
This week, Iran recalled its ambassador from Azerbaijan after protesters in Baku displayed posters of Iranian leaders dressed provocatively with homosexual overtones.
The protesters were demonstrating against an Iranian cleric who had denounced the multination singing pageant as a “gay parade.”
Meanwhile, Baku police have said that Iranians are distributing free CDs criticizing Eurovision as un-Islamic. Continue reading