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Political Scandal Rocks Iran: Mohammad Khatami And The Woman

by | 13th, June 2007

IRANIAN president Mohammad Khatami has broken strict Islamic laws and touched a woman – a real live woman! – in public. Before his hand went green, span round three times and dropped off, his people issued a statement:

Tehran, 12 June (AKI) – The Baran foundation of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami issued a statement on Tuesday denying the cleric had intentionally shaken hands with women – as shown in footage of a recent trip to Italy broadcast on ‘YouTube’ – a gesture prohibited under Iran’s strict interpretation of Islamic law banning all physical contact between men and women who are not related. The statement indicated either the footage had been edited to give a false impression or else Khatami had shaken the hands of people in a crowd without realising they were female.

Gianola and Cristina Nonnino, well known local producers of grappa, or husk brandy, in the northeastern Italian city of Udine are female. The President may have failed to recognise these strange creatures but ignorance is never an excuse.

Gateway Pundit hears the president’s spokesperson:

“In the crowd, it is possible a hand was shaken but the former president is against any physical contact between the sexes,” said Sadegh Kharrazi, a former ambassador who accompanies Khatami in his international tours.

Judge for yourself:



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