Perhaps Columbia University and other ivys will honor Ahmadinejad again in light of this latest progressive stance. And Queers for Palestine can do a rendition of These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ before Ahmadinejad calls for their public hanging on the gallows in Union Square.
The leftist lapdogs at the Atlantic Wire were wildly quick to explain away this Islamic savagery:
“Pointing the soles of the feet towards someone is impolite because the soles of the feet (shoe) are considered dirty, closest to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God. When in the presence of Muslims, be careful not to raise or cross your legs in such a way that the sole of the foot faces others in the room.”
If only The Atlantic would move their HQ to Tehran (and take Sully with ya, and all the students who applaud him, and all the leftists who laud him, and …..)
“Leg-crossing Swedish ambassador angers Iran” The Local (thanks to Robert Spencer)
Sweden’s newly appointed ambassador in Tehran has reportedly upset Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – by crossing his legs during a meeting.
According to Iranian website Asriran.com the Swedish ambassador, Peter Tejler, committed the apparently offensive act after a ceremony in which he presented his credentials to the president.
It is unclear, though, whether the president himself was offended by the ambassador’s cross-legged pose or whether this was, in fact, the interpretation of events by Asriran.com. Photos from the meeting show Ahmadinejad himself sitting cross-legged, too.
Armenian website Panorama translated the Iranian website’s report, which explains that crossing one’s legs “contradicts international diplomatic norms”.
The report continues: “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his part, himself crossed his legs in response to the impoliteness of his interlocutor.”