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Rockntractor
03-11-2013, 12:56 AM
By Robert Tait, Middle East Correspondent

2:59PM GMT 10 Mar 2013

The Iranian president's domestic opponents reacted furiously after photos emerged of him giving Elena Frias de Chavez, 78, a consoling hug at last Friday's funeral in Caracas - at which he also kissed Mr Chavez's coffin.

Religious conservatives said the act insulted Iran's religious dignity and amounted to "haram" a term used to describe a religiously forbidden act under Islamic rules.

Mohammad Taghi Rahbar, the Friday prayer leader of Iran's second city, Isfahan, told Mehr news agency that Mr Ahmadinejad had "lost control".

He added: "Shaking hands with a non-mahram (unrelated by family) woman, under any circumstances, whether young or old, is not allowed. Hugging or expressing emotions is improper for the dignity of the president of a country like the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Mohammad Dehghan, a member of the governing board of Iran's parliament, the Majles, said the episode exposed the true nature of the "deviant current", the term used by allies of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, to describe Mr Ahmadinejad and his allies.
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I am betting that the suit that Hugo was wearing in the coffin was a much better fit than the one that Mahmoud was wearing.

Odysseus
03-11-2013, 01:35 AM
I'm sure that Ahmadinejad had her stoned for allowing him to hug her.

Sic hacer pace, para bellum.
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noonwitch
03-11-2013, 09:51 AM
I'm sure that Ahmadinejad had her stoned for allowing him to hug her.

Sic hacer pace, para bellum.
Sent from my android.


There has been some trouble between Ahmadinejad and the mullahs of late, I've heard. I don't think the majority of Iranians like either at this point.