10 November 2010

Muslim politician claims that he was forced by Michelle Obama to shake hands

A CONSERVATIVE Muslim government minister admits he shook hands yesterday with US first lady Michelle Obama in welcoming her to Indonesia – but says he really didn’t want to as it was against his religion.

According to this report, which has a video of the “aggressive” Obama handshake, Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter: I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched. [The Freethinker] Read more