The Thug-In-Chief is proving to be quite the libertine. First there was the dance in Doha, and now this. Ahmadinejad better be careful, or Dinesh D’Souza will accuse him of causing jihad attacks with this sort of thing.
From AFP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been accused of indecency after he publicly embraced and kissed on the hand an elderly woman who used to be his schoolteacher.
At a ceremony on Tuesday ahead of Iranian teachers’ day, Mr Ahmadinejad was photographed and filmed by state media stooping to kiss the woman’s hand and then clasping her arms in an embrace.
The ultra-conservative Hezbollah newspaper, which is not related to the group in Lebanon of the same name, criticised him on the front page.
“The Muslim Iranian people have no recollection of such acts contrary to sharia law during Islamic rule [since the 1979 revolution],” it said.
“This type of indecency progressively has grave consequences, like violating religious and sacred values.”
The elderly woman, who was not named, wore thick gloves along with a headscarf and long black coat, meaning that Mr Ahmadinejad avoided any skin contact.
Whew. Then at least he wasn’t contaminated. Still, eyebrows were raised:
But his action raised eyebrows because according to sharia law, it is forbidden for a man to have any physical contact with a woman to whom he is not related.