Posts Tagged Muntadhar al-Zeidi
Arabs Across Middle East Hail Shoe-Hurling Journalist As Hero
BAGHDAD — Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Monday to demand the release of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush in anger at U.S. policies, as support for the act and the journalist flowed in from across the Arab world.
Is anyone surprised it was an Iraqi journalist who finally stood up and acted…while his American counterparts shrivel in fear?
Showing the sole of your shoe to someone in the Arab world is a sign of extreme disrespect, and throwing your shoes is even worse. Iraqis whacked a statue of Saddam Hussein with their shoes after U.S. Marines toppled it after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
I should start a ‘Thank You al-Zeidi’ site.