06 December 2006

Cavemen In the News

There's trouble among the devout:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who flaunts his ideological fervour, has been accused of undermining Iran's Islamic revolution after television footage appeared to show him watching a female song and dance show.

The ceremony featured Indian and Egyptian dancers and female vocalists. Many were not wearing veils. Women are forbidden to sing and dance before a male audience under Iran's Islamic legal code. Officials are expected to excuse themselves from such engagements when abroad but TV pictures showed Ahmadinejad sitting with President Bashar Assad of Syria and Ismail Haniya, the Palestinian Prime Minister, during last Friday's ceremony in Doha.
Men are forbidden to be in the presence of women signing and dancing - in what century are these nutcases living?

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