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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 05:44 PM

Ahmadinejad's embrace of Chavez's mother irks clerics

Islamic leaders slam decision of Iranian president to hug Elena Frias de Chavez, mother of late Venezuelan president, say hug was 'improper,' indicative of Ahmadinejad's 'deviance'

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Rahbar explained that "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."



(It is interesting that Ahmadinejad's most potent enemies in Iran consistently attack him for not being a fundamentalist, yet in the West, he is widely considered to be a fundamentalist "hard-liner.")

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David__77 Mar 2013 OP
Turbineguy Mar 2013 #1
Euphoria Mar 2013 #3
arcane1 Mar 2013 #2

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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 05:47 PM

1. Sheesh! Those Clerics are so...

republican!

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 10, 2013, 05:51 PM

3. You nailed it!

nt

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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 05:49 PM

2. Won't someone please think of the poor clerics???

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