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Extremist Islamists Want Actress Leila Hatami Flogged for a Kiss on the Cheek

So here they are, getting more and more tacos each day. Via IndieWire:

A campaign to have Iranian actress Leila Hatami publicly flogged has been filed by radical students in her home country of Iran.

Hatami, who is best known for starring in the Oscar-winning “A Separation,” received a peck on the cheek from Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob at the opening-night premiere of “Grace of Monoco” last Wednesday evening. Following the event, radical Hizbullah Students, a group of university students with links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, filed a complaint against the actress and called for her to be flogged.

According to the Telegraph, the petition reads: “We, the undersigned, who are a group of student Muslim brothers and sisters, ask the cultural and media branch of the judiciary to prosecute Leila Hatami for her sinful act of kissing a strange man in public, which according to article 638 of Islamic Criminal Justice carries a prison sentence. Furthermore, the action of this film star has hurt the religious sentiments of the proud and martyrs breeding nation of Iran and as such we also demand the punishment of flogging for her as stipulated in the law.”

Under Sharia Law article 638 of the criminal code, unrelated men and women are not allowed to touch or kiss each other in public. The maximum sentence the offense can incur is 50 lashes.

Important points:

  • These students are women. See how religion turns people against their own interests.
  • Is there a chance that she will actually be flogged? No. But it still serves to see how unhinged radical regime supporters are.

Also, she has apologized and has stated how much she loves Islam. Survival tactic.

Comments

  1. abear says

    Hizbullah Students need to make their own version of the “Happy” video.
    They could dress in burkas and ayatollah gear, stand stock still, and chant “Un un unhappy, We are all unhappy and we want you to be unhappy too”.

  2. lorn says

    … “has hurt the religious sentiments of the proud and martyrs breeding nation of Iran” …

    They have stacked and packed so much wrong, on so many levels, in so few words. It has to be a record of some kind.

  3. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    @ ^ lorn : Yep. Awful. A new low and another example of how shamefully dreadful they and their nasty oppressive beliefs really are.

  4. blobbdobb says

    When she says that he is like a grandfather to her, is that in the hope that the act will be perceived as an expression of familial contact rather than between unrelated man and woman?

      • blobbdobb says

        Thanks – just the same as is meant in English then, I wasn’t sure if that sort of thing could be considered a ‘mitigating’ circumstance under Sharia law.

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