Saturday, May 05, 2007

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Cultural Faux Pas

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A kiss is just a kiss ... unless you're the president of Iran.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the ultra-conservative Islamic country that last week rounded up hundreds of women for not properly covering up, is accused of indecency for publicly embracing and kissing the hand of a former schoolteacher.

Ahmadinejad was photographed and filmed bowing to kiss the elderly woman's gloved hand and hugging her at a ceremony Tuesday ahead of Iran's teacher's day, prompting charges of indecency by the influential and hard-line Islamic newspaper Hezbollah.

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