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.

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