The bizarre world of Iranian extremism was evident again this week as clerics in Iran raised a hue and cry over a picture where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is shown consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug. Clerics called the picture a sin and abomination against Islam. They also attacked another cleric, Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini, who felt no moral difficulty in lying about the hug and saying that the photo was doctored.
One of the clerics, Mohammad Taqi Rahbar, from Qom denounced the hug as “forbidden” and a sin: “Touching a non-mahram (a woman who is not a close relative) is forbidden under any circumstances, whether shaking hands or touching by the cheek … and contrary to the dignity of the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Ahmadinejad was also denounced for calling Chavez a “martyr” who will be resurrected like Jesus Christ and Imam Mahdit, a 9th century saint revered by Shiite Muslims. One cleric wrote “Your knowledge of religious issues is limited and no intervention could be made in this matter.”
The role of Iranian Vice President and cleric Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini is particularly interesting. For all of his religiosity, Mirtajeddini did not hesitate to say that he was present at the time and the hug never occurred. He accused the media of doctoring the photograph.
Of course, Ahmadinejad and Mirtajeddini clearly lost a kindred spirit. Chavez worked to destroy the free press in the country and embraced every tyrant on Earth, including Ahmadinejad.
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“wing bear vernacular”
“Wing-nut bear” vernacular?
I am one of the Islamo-panderers, spent a while in Turkey and have been in many mosques and homes of Turkish people. I enjoyed their hospitality and was welcome in their homes, accepting a fine chai tea and many stories.
My house is even decorated with a few things I brought back to the states. If time and health would be more permissive, I might even go back and continue to pander them again. You really haven’t experienced life until you sit on a rooftop in the late evening, overlooking the Bosphorus Straight, and hearing the call for prayers from the mosque a few blocks away. The warm wind wafting the sounds and scents of the old world is a delight I will always treasure.
It’s a tribute to the First Amendment that a bigot like Ralph is free to spout such nonsense. Ralph’s wheel is still spinning, but apparently he has not noticed the hamster is dead.
“wing bear vernacular”
True, true. And forget mating with Ralph attached to your leg. That is – as they say in wing man vernacular – a real “deal breaker”. No Ms. Ursine wants to deal with that kind of baggage in a mate.
I rather thought it was a slur on bears. Who would want Ralph clamped around your leg when you’re trying to eat?
What Darren said about Ralph’s outrageous comment about Gene and Mespo. Disgusting.
That’s a terrible thing to say about bear traps, Mark.
That Ralph has a mind like a bear trap alright — dense, rusty, and suited for nothing more than sitting in the rain outdoors away from regular folks.
“Shut up” is not an argument, Ralph. It’s a statement of your desire at best and a command at worst. However, I suspect you are used to not getting what you desire based on the general tone of your posts. This would apparently include breast feeding as a child. I also suspect that no one listens to your commands either. Just on general principle if nothing else. So in the spirit of denying your desires and ignoring your commands, the response to your shall we say request to “shut up” is still a big ol’ resounding no.
You have a real nice evening, slick.
Just in case you were wondering, that was neither a desire nor a command, but rather simply a meaningless platitude offered in the spirit of as your statements in general: meaninglessness. Darkness isn’t the opposite of light, Ralph. It’s the absence of light. And what your comments lack in substance I will say they make up for by being an object lesson of that very principle.
Oh shut up, you Islamo-pandering fools….. ………or should I say tools. Either one works, I suppose.
Pete, I’m right there with ya’ buddy. And be fierce with that tinfoil.
And that folks is the best Ralph can offer; his true colours come out. A man would have apologised.
Feeling better, stunods?
If I had to live in a place where Ralph’ s point of view held sway, I ‘d think capital punishment would be the best way for me to go. Revealing conservative blowhards for what they are via their own words is quite the legacy anyway.
Well I guess you sure told us, Ralph. 🙄 It’s a good thing you used parenthesis for the word compassionate though. If you hadn’t? I might have hurt myself laughing. However, based on your earlier statement, might I suggest you avoid funerals in the future. Except your own, of course. With a “compassionate” attitude like yours, any funeral you attend but your own is likely to involve you getting either a beating or a free ride in a patrol car. Possibly both. Enjoy.
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