Sunday, August 25, 2019

To Shake Hands or Not to Shake Hands?

Hat tip Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna. Translation by Kronans Martell and Ullis News.

That's the question the female officials in Sweden and Norway were tying themselves up in knots over when the Iranian foreign minister, Zavad Zarif visited their countries this week. Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström chose not to extend her hand to him-not because he was representing the world largest state sponsor of terrorism- rather because pious Muslim men are not supposed to shake hands with women, and she, of course, wanted to show proper respect. I'm surprised she didn't don a burka and full face covering.

Jimmie  Åkesson, the leader of the conservative Sweden Democrat party was interviewed and gave his opinion on the matter.

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