Iranians mock poster depicting slain Soleimani in heaven with male angels, call it “gay pride”: Al Arabiya

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Tehran – A poster in Iran showing slain military commander Qassem Soleimani in heaven with three male angels became the subject of ridicule among Iranians on social media.

The poster, put up by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), shows Soleimani reading in heaven with three men with wings dressed in white standing next to him. A rainbow is also seen in the background.

Iranians responded to the poster with sarcastic posts on social media.

“Was there not supposed to be female virgins in heaven? Why have you given Soleimani young men instead?” tweeted one user sarcastically.

“Did you know Soleimani was a defender of LGBTQ rights? In this picture you can see him in a gay pride parade,” satirical twitter account “Ayatollah Tanasoli” tweeted, referring to the rainbow behind Soleimani and his three male angels.

Soleimani, who headed Iran’s elite Quds Force – the overseas arm of the IRGC – was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad on January 3.