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   You cross your legs and the next thing you know, you insult a whole country

11 Dec 2012 01:32 PM   |   24590 clicks   |   Metro
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Gig103    [TotalFark]  
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.

11 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
ITGreen    [TotalFark]  
Hey, Ahmadinejad!

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11 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
gopher321    [TotalFark]  
Did he shake hands with the hand he wipes with? That's another no-no.

11 Dec 2012 12:00 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.

11 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
Maybe he MEANT to do it!

11 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
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I cant hang out with anyone who sees this as offensive.

11 Dec 2012 12:45 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
A happy, unintentional coincidence!

11 Dec 2012 01:30 PM
SpikeStrip     
A furious Mr Ahmadinejad returned the gesture and also crossed his legs 'in response to the impoliteness of his interlocutor

OH SNAP!

11 Dec 2012 01:32 PM
BitwiseShift     
REALLY? How else to hide his boner for Mr Ahmadinejad?

11 Dec 2012 01:34 PM
CPennypacker     
Wouldn't want to be impolite to Iran. They are so nice to everybody.

11 Dec 2012 01:35 PM
coco ebert    [TotalFark]  

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?

11 Dec 2012 01:35 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.

11 Dec 2012 01:35 PM
Spade     
They should be more tolerant to Swedish culture and other foreign culture. Iran's cultural imperialism is disgusting.

11 Dec 2012 01:36 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
Being Ahmandinejad, he'd find a way to be insulted if nothing had happened.

11 Dec 2012 01:36 PM
abhorrent1     
That's a stupid insult you're a stupid people.

11 Dec 2012 01:36 PM
Commissioner for Oaths     
Exposing the soles of your feet? That's an imprisoning.

11 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
ChipNASA     

ITGreen: Hey, Ahmadinejad!

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COME AT ME MO!!!!!!

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11 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
BigNumber12     
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

11 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
andrewagill     

jaylectricity: Maybe he MEANT to do it!


We can only hope.

11 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
deadsanta     
"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.

11 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
mongbiohazard     
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...

11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
meanmutton     

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.

11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
whidbey     
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.

11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
highendmighty     

ChipNASA: ITGreen: Hey, Ahmadinejad!

[www.girlwithnoname.com image 350x400] 

COME AT ME MO!!!!!!

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11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
Dee Snarl     

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

11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
here to help    [TotalFark]  
Superstitious dickheads. Go f*ck a goat.

11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
H31N0US     
Who doesn't know that exposing the soles of your feet is considered an insult in most of the Muslim world?

11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
Rapmaster2000    [TotalFark]  
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.

11 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
bluenovaman     
Primitive screw heads are primitive screw heads...who would have figured.

11 Dec 2012 01:39 PM
Nurglitch     
Odd, a pakistani gentleman assured me that the gesture was only insulting to country rubes that might have tracked poop in on their shoes.

11 Dec 2012 01:39 PM
drjekel_mrhyde    [TotalFark]  

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


Is he a Republican?

11 Dec 2012 01:39 PM
keylock71    [TotalFark]  
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11 Dec 2012 01:39 PM
BigNumber12     

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.

11 Dec 2012 01:39 PM
B A    [TotalFark]  
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.

11 Dec 2012 01:39 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.

11 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion     
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."

11 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
BigNumber12     
Clearly these people need more nuclear weapons.

11 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
JerkyMeat    [TotalFark]  
Conservatives are petty little animals.

11 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
HortusMatris     
Oh for fark's sake. Grow up and clean the sand out of your vaginas.

11 Dec 2012 01:41 PM
TappingTheVein     
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.

11 Dec 2012 01:41 PM
Insatiable Jesus     
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.

11 Dec 2012 01:41 PM
born_yesterday     

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.

11 Dec 2012 01:41 PM
Biness     

JerkyMeat: Conservatives are petty little animals.


ugh, at least try when you're trolling

11 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
I'll help...

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11 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
meanmutton     
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?

11 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
liam76     
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.

11 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
HMS_Blinkin     
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!

11 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
WhoGAS     

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.

11 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
Langdon Alger     
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.

11 Dec 2012 01:43 PM
meanmutton     

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.

11 Dec 2012 01:43 PM
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