This is misogyny that they’ve literally crawled into the sack with, now they’re surprised by it.
Politician quits after refusing to shake women’s hands
Published: 20 Apr 2016 17:17 GMT+02:00
Yasri Khan is the second Green Party politician to resign in acrimony this week.
During an interview with a female reporter from the TV4 broadcaster on Tuesday, Khan placed his hand over his heart instead of shaking her hand in greeting.
“People can greet each other in different ways. The most important thing is to show respect by seeing each other, to meet each other… to respect each other,” Khan said during an interview with state broadcaster Swedish Radio.
Khan, also the general secretary of the organization Swedish Muslims for Peace and Justice, has faced strong criticism from within his party since the incident.
“It is unacceptable. You can’t have a man in the party who can’t greet women in the same way you greet a man. I’m upset,” Stina Bergström, a Green Party parliamentarian, told Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet.