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To: AdmSmith
Why a shoe?

Being smacked with a shoe is a high form of insult in the Arab world. Recall the footage of the Iraqi man taking off his shoe and smacking Sadaam's portrait with it.

I guess it comes from the days when shoes could be expected to be encrusted with camel and goat dung.

32 posted on 07/18/2003 9:31:39 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer looking for next gig)
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To: SauronOfMordor; DoctorZIn; seamole; nuconvert; BeforeISleep; AdmSmith; dixiechick2000
http://www.liberation.fr/page.php?Article=125101

A French story in French Newspaper " Liberation " which proves that Ms. Kazemi was beaten by a shoe.
That shoe belonged to the Attorney General of the district of Tehran, Mr. Mortazavi.

(((( Is it possible to see such people in a criminal court one day ?))))............Amen!
33 posted on 07/18/2003 10:05:56 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: SauronOfMordor
Perhaps an esoteric question: Is a left shoe worse than a right shoe?
34 posted on 07/18/2003 10:20:55 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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