From the UK’s Times:
Iranian President accused of indecency
May 2, 2007
Jenny Booth and agencies
The President of Iran has been accused of indecency after he publicly kissed an elderly woman who used to be his school teacher.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was photographed and filmed by state media stooping to kiss the woman’s hand and then clasping her arms in an embrace, at a ceremony yesterday in honour of Iranian teachers’ day.
According to sharia law, it is forbidden for a man to have any physical contact with a woman to whom he is not related.
“The Muslim Iranian people have no recollection of such acts contrary to sharia law during Islamic rule,” seethed the ultra-conservative Hezbollah newspaper, on its front page.
“This type of indecency progressively has grave consequences, like violating religious and sacred values.”
The newspaper has no link to the Lebanese militant group of the same name.
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…
Just think of all of the insane and dangerous things that Ahmadinejad has said and done.
And he is attacked for this?