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(Metro)   You cross your legs and the next thing you know, you insult a whole country   (metro.co.uk) divider line 336
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2012-12-11 11:30:22 AM
It's Iran, who seem to be the sort to look for a reason to complain. if it wasn't the soles of Tejler's feet, it would be something else that the Western Infidel did to upset Ahmadinejad.
 
2012-12-11 11:49:03 AM
Hey, Ahmadinejad!

www.girlwithnoname.com
 
2012-12-11 12:00:28 PM
Did he shake hands with the hand he wipes with? That's another no-no.
 
2012-12-11 12:05:49 PM
If something as simple as sitting with your legs crossed is an insult in your culture, then your culture is stupid.
 
2012-12-11 12:15:39 PM
Maybe he MEANT to do it!
 
2012-12-11 12:45:11 PM
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I cant hang out with anyone who sees this as offensive.
 
2012-12-11 01:30:07 PM
A happy, unintentional coincidence!
 
2012-12-11 01:32:06 PM
A furious Mr Ahmadinejad returned the gesture and also crossed his legs 'in response to the impoliteness of his interlocutor

OH SNAP!
 
2012-12-11 01:34:57 PM
REALLY? How else to hide his boner for Mr Ahmadinejad?
 
2012-12-11 01:35:00 PM
Wouldn't want to be impolite to Iran. They are so nice to everybody.
 
2012-12-11 01:35:43 PM

SpikeStrip: A furious Mr Ahmadinejad returned the gesture and also crossed his legs 'in response to the impoliteness of his interlocutor

OH SNAP!


Yeah, that made me lol. It just seems like such a childish response, particularly if the faux pas is so offensive. I dunno, then you wouldn't do it yourself, would you?
 
2012-12-11 01:35:51 PM
The action goes against the custom of some Muslim countries, which considers shoes unclean because they are 'closer to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God'.


Grow the fark up, you children.
 
2012-12-11 01:36:03 PM
They should be more tolerant to Swedish culture and other foreign culture. Iran's cultural imperialism is disgusting.
 
2012-12-11 01:36:22 PM
Being Ahmandinejad, he'd find a way to be insulted if nothing had happened.
 
2012-12-11 01:36:24 PM
That's a stupid insult you're a stupid people.
 
2012-12-11 01:37:16 PM
Exposing the soles of your feet? That's an imprisoning.
 
2012-12-11 01:37:18 PM

ITGreen: Hey, Ahmadinejad!

[www.girlwithnoname.com image 350x400]

 

COME AT ME MO!!!!!!

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2012-12-11 01:37:29 PM
A furious Mr Ahmadinejad returned the gesture and also crossed his legs 'in response to the impoliteness of his interlocutor', as the Iranian news agency Asiran put it.


Dear Sweden,

This is the sort of "tolerance" that you're falling all over yourself to tolerate. Enjoy.

Love,

Realistic People
 
2012-12-11 01:37:46 PM

jaylectricity: Maybe he MEANT to do it!


We can only hope.
 
2012-12-11 01:37:56 PM
"Exposing the soles of feet to public officials is a gesture that can land offenders in prison in the extremist Islamic state."

WTF is wrong with these people, seriously.
 
2012-12-11 01:38:05 PM
Sounds like some BS from the Iranian state news agency. Even if it's not... meh. If that's all it takes then no wonder your country is a theocratic shiathole. Their priorities are ridiculously out of whack. Not that we didn't already know that...
 
2012-12-11 01:38:18 PM

BigNumber12: The action goes against the custom of some Muslim countries, which considers shoes unclean because they are 'closer to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God'.


Grow the fark up, you children.


Honestly, I always thought it was because shoes are, you know, dirty from walking in the filth all day.
 
2012-12-11 01:38:33 PM
Seriously, that's got to be the weirdest farking "insult" I've ever heard of.

Of course, I live in a first-world country, and like many of my fellow countrymen, ignorant of other cultures.
 
2012-12-11 01:38:37 PM

ChipNASA: ITGreen: Hey, Ahmadinejad!

[www.girlwithnoname.com image 350x400] 

COME AT ME MO!!!!!!

[i.imgur.com image 450x404]


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-11 01:38:38 PM

SpikeStrip: A furious Mr Ahmadinejad returned the gesture and also crossed his legs 'in response to the impoliteness of his interlocutor

OH SNAP!


I just want you to know that has me busting up, too. Trying to hold it in in my workplace.

/it's the little things
 
2012-12-11 01:38:41 PM
Superstitious dickheads. Go f*ck a goat.
 
2012-12-11 01:38:42 PM
Who doesn't know that exposing the soles of your feet is considered an insult in most of the Muslim world?
 
2012-12-11 01:38:50 PM
Protesters threw their shoes at leaders, or used the heels to smash images of them, during the wave of Arab spring revolutions over the past two years.

I wonder if they keep old shoes for the purpose of throwing those shoes at protests. It would be pretty stupid to throw your new Air Jordans into a crowd every time you get enraged about something.
 
2012-12-11 01:39:14 PM
Primitive screw heads are primitive screw heads...who would have figured.
 
2012-12-11 01:39:27 PM
Odd, a pakistani gentleman assured me that the gesture was only insulting to country rubes that might have tracked poop in on their shoes.
 
2012-12-11 01:39:27 PM

Gyrfalcon: Being Ahmandinejad, he'd find a way to be insulted if nothing had happened.


Is he a Republican?
 
2012-12-11 01:39:32 PM
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2012-12-11 01:39:40 PM

give me doughnuts: If something as simple as sitting with your legs crossed is an insult in your culture, then your culture is stupid.


Idiot. Every grown-up knows that all cultures are equal.
 
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2012-12-11 01:39:50 PM
Problem goes deeper than idiotic customs. Problem is ANYTHING & ANYBODY who isn't of their faith is insulting to them. To put it in simpler terms: They're idiots.
 
2012-12-11 01:40:00 PM

BigNumber12: The action goes against the custom of some Muslim countries, which considers shoes unclean because they are 'closer to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God'.


Grow the fark up, you children.



Yes, they're not people, they're "children" to you. How enlightened of you. This is why nationbuilding fails, BTW.
 
2012-12-11 01:40:40 PM
It seems like a good diplomat could look at a situation and say "Gee, that person didn't grow up in my culture. Maybe I can cut him some slack over him not knowing every stupid little local idiosyncrasy. You know, so we can actually get some work done and quit pretending we're deliberately insulting each other through body language."
 
2012-12-11 01:40:41 PM
Clearly these people need more nuclear weapons.
 
2012-12-11 01:40:53 PM
Conservatives are petty little animals.
 
2012-12-11 01:41:11 PM
Oh for fark's sake. Grow up and clean the sand out of your vaginas.
 
2012-12-11 01:41:31 PM
When you visit an islamic shiathole you better learn the proper tribal moronic customs. He should have leaned to Ahmadinejad and whisper "you know i'm gay, right ? and how is your good wife doing ?" to really piss him off.
 
2012-12-11 01:41:42 PM
I sense much RW butthurt over the fact that all Iranians have not yet been exterminated.

I don't think the world is going to let you corporate looters have that oil, so get over it, pull yourselves up by your bootstraps and find your own oil.
 
2012-12-11 01:41:43 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Gyrfalcon: Being Ahmandinejad, he'd find a way to be insulted if nothing had happened.

Is he a Republican?


Yes, but neither he nor the Republicans want to admit it.
 
2012-12-11 01:42:00 PM

JerkyMeat: Conservatives are petty little animals.


ugh, at least try when you're trolling
 
2012-12-11 01:42:02 PM
I'll help...

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2012-12-11 01:42:06 PM
Okay, I'm thinking -- what could possibly be similar in our culture? Accidentally using the N-word to refer to President Obama? Using the middle finger to point to the ceiling or something? Talking with food in his mouth? Slapping Secretary Clinton on the ass?
 
2012-12-11 01:42:36 PM
I can almost get the left hand thing, but this is just dumb.


Plus if it is so rude and offensive then these crybabies have no room to complain when their leader (who knows it is an insult) does it back.
 
2012-12-11 01:42:39 PM
There are a lot of people in the world, both in Iran and in every other country, who need to quit being outraged by every little damn innocuous thing that happens.

\If you don't think it happens here in the US, then I would encourage you to read a little bit about the "War on Christmas" which, as I understand it, is taking place right now!
 
2012-12-11 01:42:47 PM

BigNumber12: The action goes against the custom of some Muslim countries, which considers shoes unclean because they are 'closer to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God'.


Grow the fark up, you children.


We're no better. As a matter of fact, we can get much, much more immature over the pettiest of things.

Someone calls someone else a bad name and we go all apeshiat. A nipple shows up and we lament the horrors of sex. My precious snowflake hurt herself on the playground, let's ban playground equipment!

I have better reasons to not like certain cultures...this is a funnier one.

stoning girls, lack of education, inequality, boys as sex toys (but it's not homosexual; it's the way it is), etc., etc.
 
2012-12-11 01:43:29 PM
and god forbid a man wear pink on the second wednesday of the month......and whole bunch of other non-sensical seemingly random things that are made up that is "insulting" to our people.
 
2012-12-11 01:43:48 PM

whidbey: BigNumber12: The action goes against the custom of some Muslim countries, which considers shoes unclean because they are 'closer to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God'.


Grow the fark up, you children.


Yes, they're not people, they're "children" to you. How enlightened of you. This is why nationbuilding fails, BTW.


Worked just fine in Japan and Germany.
 
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