Shoe Throwing “Journalist” A Hero For Arabs And Leftists
The Iraqi so-called journalist who threw a show at President Bush has become a hero in the Arab world.
In Saudi Arabia, a newspaper reported that a man had offered $10 million to buy just one of what has almost certainly become the world’s most famous pair of black dress shoes.
A daughter of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Libyan leader, reportedly awarded the shoe thrower, Muntader al-Zaidi, a 29-year-old journalist, a medal of courage.
Furthermore, an Egyptial man recently offered Muntazer Al Zaidi his daughter for marriage.
Meanwhile back in the U.S., the women at Code Pink are gaga over the shoe thrower.
Luckily the Iraqi ambassador set those nutso Code Pink women straight. (Via Gateway Pundit)
Here’s what the ambassador said:
Mr. Muntader al-Zaidi is very lucky that it was Mr. Bush and Mr. Maliki and not Saddam Hussein. Because, had it been Mr. Saddam Hussein you would be carrying a different plaque by now. Number 2, in our country, I know that people have told you that showing shoes at someone is an insult. But, it is a bigger insult to the host; in our culture anyone who insults a guest is insulting the host. So in our culture we believe that what Mr al-Zeidi did was reprehensible.
If that Al Zaidi ever did such a thing to Saddam Hussein, he would be thrown into a human shredder, and his family would have been raped and killed.