Iran:Hand Shaking with Women,Former President and You Tube

Conservative journals in Iran criticized the former president,Mohammad Khatami,for having shaken hands with several women in Italy.There is a video film on YouTube that shows he is shaking hands with a few ladies.The film was visited about 17000 times.Khatami's office talks about conspiracy against him and said he did not shake hands with women. Many clerics and religious people in Iran do not shake hands with a non-Mahram lady because it is considered a sin.A man is Mahram to his wife, daughter, sister, mother, and a few other relatives.Khatami's vice president,Mohmmad Ali Abtahi [Fa]writes in his blog that Khatami did not even shake hands with Mrs.Merkel when she was an opposition leader a few years ago.

Start the conversation

Authors, please log in »

Guidelines

  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site