Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Trouble in Paradise

Interesting developments from that bastion of freedom and democracy[/sarc], Iran:

Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s approval ratings have dropped from 60% last year to only 35% this past October. No wonder he wrote a letter to the American people, he probably realizes his approval ratings among the Left here are better than in his own country. His term will probably be shortened as the Iranian Parliament agreed to move their next elections nearer by eighteen months and awaits ratification by their constitutional committee which most expect will concur. (H/T Indigo Red.)

Now, at Jihad Watch, we see that he earned the disapprobation of Islamic hardliners for… get this: watching dancing girls!

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who flaunts his ideological fervour, has been accused of undermining Iran's Islamic revolution after television footage appeared to show him watching a female song and dance show.

The famously austere Mr. Ahmadinejad has been criticised by his own allies after attending the lavish opening ceremony of the Asian games in Qatar, a sporting competition involving 13,000 athletes from 39 countries. The ceremony featured Indian and Egyptian dancers and female vocalists. Many were not wearing veils.

Religious fundamentalists, usually Mr. Ahmadinejad's keenest supporters, are asking why he attended a ceremony that violated his own government's strict interpretation of Shia Islam.

GASP! Could it be possible that the Muslims in Iran have a… HYPOCRITE in their midst??? Mahmoud, you naughty boy! And you think President George Bush is corrupt! And now you are caught watching women dancing without the seven veils!

Whatever is next? I’ll say this, Mahmoud, baby. President Bush is a helluva better Christian than you are a Muslim, and your days are numbered, INSHALLAH!