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U.N. Covers Up Male Statue Based On Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” To Avoid Offending Iranian Diplomats…

Via AFP:

    A relief carving of a naked man at the UN’s Geneva headquarters was covered up on Monday, apparently to spare the blushes of Iranian diplomats ahead of fresh talks on the country’s nuclear drive.

    UN officials would not comment on why the wall relief, inspired by Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”, had been masked by a large white screen, referring questions to the Swiss authorities.

    But Swiss newspaper Tribune de Geneve claimed that the aim was to avoid offending the Islamic republic’s delegation for the talks taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Iranian men are expected to cover their arms and legs in public, with women further obliged to cover their hair and wear loose clothing in line with the hardline interpretation of Islam endorsed by powerful clerics in the country.

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Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Naked goats would have been okay, though.

6 - 12 year old girls would have been acceptable, too. >:D
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6 - 12 year old girls would have been acceptable, too. >:D
Well, if they're good enough for Mohammed, by golly ...
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