Ahmadinejad Weeps at Mausoleum of Muslim Saint in Cairo

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prayed and wepts beside the tomb of Sayyida Zeinab, daughter of Shia Islam’s central figure Al-Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, in Cairo. Ahmadinejad is on his first trip to Egypt this week. (Ahram Online)

Ahmadinejad was later attacked by an anti-Syrian protester with a shoe.
Ahram Online reported:

On a historic visit to Egypt on Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the mosque and mausoleum of Sayyida Zeinab in the capital’s Old Cairo district, where he cried beside the Muslim matriarch’s tomb.

Sayyida Zeinab was the daughter of Al-Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, the central figure of Shia Islam and the cousin of Islam’s Prophet Mohamed.

Ahmadinejad, currently visiting Cairo for the very first time to attend this year’s summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), greeted the mosque’s superintendents with hugs and kisses on Tuesday. After praying inside the mosque, he headed to the adjacent mausoleum where he cried and prayed next to Sayyida Zeinab’s tomb.

As he exited the mosque, Ahmadinejad hugged and kissed several children he found there, praising them for performing their prayers at such a young age.

Ahmadinejad received a frostier welcome earlier in the day when he met with Ahmed El-Tayeb, the head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni-Muslim world.

El-Tayeb used the occasion to tell the Iranian president that he rejected the spread of Shia influence in Sunni-Muslim countries, calling on Tehran to “stop interfering in the Gulf,” according to an Al-Azhar statement.

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    An Iranian Boehner.

  • BubbaHotep

    He is still weeping from the shoe beating he took yesterday.

  • rabble-rouser

    I call “BS”. Just a pretend photo op

  • StandUpChuck

    Thats what happens when you worship a child molester your entire life.

  • Joe College

    He ought to go to Alexandria and weep over the library they burned.

  • F Amman

    Do they have a Tomb of the Unknown Muzzie?

  • Bigkahuna

    How young was this saint when she was first raped by cuz Mohamed ?

  • You mean the subhuman I’mADinnerJacket actually has feelings? Get outta here!

  • WOW… Now we have a good idea of what Axlrod is going to have Jug Ears do for a photo-op at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier this coming Memorial and Veterans Day.
    I hope I,m wrong…But I will put nothing past these Cretins….

  • clarityrising

    Except that there is no such thing as a Muslim saint, it is in fact totally against being a “true” believer in Islam (if there is such a thing) to venerate one. Hence, one of the reasons for the Sunni-Shi’ite split.

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  • paul52

    Muslim… saint? Oxymoron… heavy on the ‘moron’. Does Like-my-dinner-jacket cry at public mutilations, stonings, slow hangings, genital mutilations, floggings, and the sight of space monkeys? Utter BS!