Any muslim that violate the islamic law will definitely face the music, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has come under fire from senior clerics after consoling late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez' grieving mother with a slight hug at her son's funeral.
The criticisms didn't stop at the embrace — clerics also found fault with his letter to the Venezuelan people and their interim leader, Nicolas Maduro, expressing his condolences for their loss. In the letter, Ahmadinejad described Chavez as a "martyr" who would be resurrected and return to earth with Jesus Christ and Imam Mahdi, a saint that Shiite Muslims hold in high regard.
Ahmadinejad was criticized for his apparent lack of religious knowledge once Iranian clerics got ahold of the letter. The timing couldn't be any worse — Iran's presidential elections are a mere three months away, and even though Ahmadinejad himself can't run due to term limits, he was hoping to enter a protege into the race