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  • Alleged Hillary Clinton Shoe Thrower Arraigned

    04/25/2014 1:36:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2014 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH
    A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas remains in federal custody after pleading not guilty to two criminal charges. Alison Ernst, 36, entered the pleas to misdemeanor counts of trespassing and violence against a person during her arraignment late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach then granted the government's request to keep Ernst in federal custody, saying she was a flight risk and danger to the community. Ferenbach raised concerns about Ernst's residency status and mental health condition.
  • Hillary Clinton shoe-thrower identified as Phoenix woman

    04/11/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 67 replies
    Daily News ^ | 4/11/14 | Friedman; McShane
    The woman who fired a shoe at Hillary Clinton after slipping past security was upset when cops arrested her inside a Las Vegas casino, according to a police report. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, “appeared to be in an agitated state but aware of what she had just done,” said the report from a Las Vegas police detective. Ernst was charged with disorderly conduct in Thursday’s deja shoe incident, reminiscent of a similar footwear assault on President George W. Bush in Iraq. Raw: Shoe Thrown at Hillary Clinton During Speech A woman has been arrested by police in Las...
  • Hillary Clinton Dodges a Shoe Thrown by Audience Member - Video

    04/11/2014 12:13:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Reuters Via The Guardian ^ | April 11, 2014 | Staff
    A woman throws a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former US secretary of state delivers a speech at a hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Clinton dodges the shoe and jokes about the incident with the audience. The shoe-thrower did not explain her actions and has been taken into custody
  • 'Shoe' Thrown at Hillary Clinton During Speech

    04/10/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    abcnewsgo.com ^ | 4/10/14 | KEN RITTER /ap
    A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about it. "Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?" Clinton quipped. She added: "My goodness, I didn't know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn't play softball like I...
  • Woman stabs man to death with stiletto heel

    06/09/2013 8:55:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2013
    A man is dead and a woman is facing murder charges for a bizarre stabbing incident in Texas - the suspected murder weapon is a stiletto shoe. Police in Houston say the suspect, 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo, used one of the pointy-heeled shoes to stab the 59-year-old victim in a high-rise luxury condominium building inhabited primarily by faculty and staff at the University of Houston. Authorities are yet to identify the victim, and it's unclear whether he worked at the University.
  • Golden Nugget suing card manufacturer after unshuffled cards lead to big winnings for gamblers

    08/21/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 21, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY — At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row. But when the players at an April game of mini-baccarat at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City kept seeing the same sequence of cards dealt, over and over and over again, their eyes grew wide and their bets grew bigger, zooming from $10 a hand to $5,000. Forty-one consecutive winning hands later, the 14 players had racked up more than $1.5 million in winnings...
  • How Obama Engineered Mideast Radicalization

    07/22/2012 3:27:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    IBD ^ | July 19. 2012 | Editor
    The Obama Record: After angry Egyptians pelted her motorcade with shoes, chanting "Leave!," Secretary of State Clinton insisted the U.S. wasn't there to take sides. Too late. 'I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which of course we cannot," Hillary Clinton intoned earlier this week. Of course, the administration could, and it did, picking and even colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood. And one of its hard-liners, Mohammed Morsi, now sits in the presidential palace, where he refused to shake unveiled Clinton's hand....
  • Jordanian TV Debate on the Syrian Crisis Degenerates into a Brawl (LoL)

    12/02/2011 4:18:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    memritv ^ | November 29, 2011
    This is 5 mins. You'll have to stay 'til the end to see what sets off the final 'last straw' before the brawl.
  • Job Seeker Jailed For Wearing Shoes In Mosque ( Nigeria )

    12/01/2011 12:32:27 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    pm news ^ | November 30, 2011 | Henry Ojelu, Paul Sanusi & Kazeem Ugbodaga
    A 32-year old applicant, Ahmed Hassan, has been sentenced to one month imprisonment by an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for wearing shoes into a mosque in Nyanya. The Senior Magistrate, Mrs. Nkwadimi Buba, however, gave Hassan an option of N2,000 fine... Nanpan said that the convict on November 25 trespassed into the mosque and lay down there with his shoes on, knowing that the act was un-Islamic. ... Comrade Isiak Buna said it is not permissible in Islam for someone to enter a mosque wearing a shoe
  • Video Released In Murder Mystery Of Delaware War Vet (Wheeler)

    01/05/2011 11:42:38 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 33 replies
    CBS philadelphia ^ | Jan. 5, 2011 | Robin Rieger; Todd Quinones; Steve Beck
    Eyewitness News has obtained exclusive surveillance video of a former presidential aide that was taken two days before his body was found dumped in a Delaware landfill. The body of John Wheeler III was found in the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington on New Year’s Eve. The video shows a man that appears to be Wheeler entering the lobby of a parking garage at 5th and King Streets in Wilmington on December 29. An employee of the parking garage said Wheeler look disheveled and said he was looking for his car. The employee also said his right shoe, which appeared...
  • Woman at Dallas Wal-Mart says Peeping Tom had Camera in Shoe

    06/24/2010 4:53:41 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 6/24/2010 | Dallas News
    A woman called 911 from a West Oak Cliff Wal-Mart this week to report that a man was using a camera in his shoe to record up her dress. Wal-Mart where incident occurred The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when the suspect approached the 38-year-old victim and attempted to put his foot between her legs, she told police. She yelled at him after seeing a hole in his shoe. "The victim believes that he had some type of recording device in his shoe." said Dallas police Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse, who noted that police don't know whether the man...
  • Woman stabs man in the eye with her stiletto heel

    02/11/2010 7:14:34 AM PST · by jerry557 · 28 replies · 1,420+ views
    A BRITISH man remains critically ill today after being stabbed through the eye with a stiletto heel last weekend. Gavin Taylor, 28, suffered a severe head injury in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is believed he was in a taxi with a female passenger after a night out when the incident occurred, The Sun reports. Staci Hargreaves, 33, was charged Tuesday with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, an offence which carries a possible life sentence. It is alleged she used one of her needle-edged stiletto heeled shoes to stab Taylor in the face. The pointed...
  • Photos: Hillary Clinton - Cinderella Scene With President Sarkozy in Paris!

    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton loses a shoe as she arrives at Elysee Palace in Paris, France on January 29, 2010 - as she met with President Nicolas Sarkozy. A very Cinderella like scene, Secretary Clinton and President Sarkozy seemed to have a good sense of humor about it. Both politicians laughed together at the top of the stairs - very cute. Check out more photos of Secretary Clinton's 'Cinderella' scene in Paris, France below.
  • Alleged left-shoe theft ring busted

    01/04/2010 1:27:26 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 755+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 3, 2010
    International left-shoe thieves have been busted in Sweden, police say. Authorities in the southern region of Skane told the Sydsvenskan newspaper they arrested two men in their 50s who allegedly stole seven single left shoes worth $1,400 from a Malmo, Sweden, shopping center on Saturday. Malmo Police Detective Stig Moller told the newspaper single-shoe thievery isn't uncommon. He said thieves will steal left shoes in Sweden and then travel to Denmark to steal the right-foot counterparts.
  • What Goes Around, Comes Around...The Bush Shoe Thrower

    12/03/2009 7:59:54 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 573+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-02-09 | Wordsmith
    Round and round: [VIDEO AT SITE] The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at George Bush, the former US president, has himself come under a shoe attack in the French capital at the hands of a fellow Iraqi. Muntadhar al-Zeidi, a television reporter, was in Paris on Tueday at a news conference to promote his campaign for the "victims of the US occupation in Iraq" when the attacker turned the tables on him, shouting: "Here's another shoe for you." Al-Zeidi, who ducked and the shoe hit the wall behind him, said: "When I used this method, it was against the...
  • Man Throws Shoe at Bush Shoe-Attacker - Video 12/1/09

    12/02/2009 5:16:47 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 646+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 2, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of the Iraqi "Journalist" who threw a shoe at former President George W. Bush getting a taste of his own medicine. While giving a news conference in Paris, France, a reporter in the crowd stood up and threw a shoe at him! This shoe-thrower said he did it because he felt dishonored by what Muntadar al-Zaidi did to President Bush in December 2008. Here is video of Bush dodging shoes thrown by Zaidi . . . (VIDEO)
  • Iraqi man shot after throwing slipper at US troops

    09/18/2009 7:53:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies · 1,183+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Sept. 17, 2009 | Martin Chulov
    American troops have shot and wounded an Iraqi man who hurled a slipper at a military convoy in the former insurgent stronghold of Falluja. A joint patrol of US and Iraqi troops is believed to have mistaken the flying shoe for a grenade. A statement from the US military said that during a patrol on Wednesday an "object" was thrown at the troops, who then fired "in self-defence, wounding the attacker". US troops gave the man, Ahmed al-Jumaili, first aid before he was taken to hospital by Iraqi police. He was in a stable condition after being treated for a...
  • Iraq Shoe Thrower to Be Released

    08/29/2009 5:28:15 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,143+ views
    foxnews. ^ | gust 29, 2009
    BAGHDAD — An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.
  • Fox steals more than 100 shoes

    06/13/2009 3:06:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 553+ views
    news.yahoo ^ | Jun 12 2009
    A fox has been unmasked as the mystery thief of more than 100 shoes in the small western German town of Foehren, authorities said Friday. A forest worker stumbled upon shoes strewn near the fox's den and found a trove of footwear down the hole which had recently been stolen overnight from outside locals' front doors. "There was everything from ladies' shoes to trainers," said a local police spokesman. "We've found between 110 and 120 so far. It seems a vixen stole them for her cubs to play with." Although many were missing laces, the shoes were in good condition...
  • Leaders cower from "shoe-cide" attacks

    04/18/2009 8:57:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 1 replies · 195+ views
    reuters ^ | Apr 17, 2009
    NEW DELHI - India's politicians contesting in the general election, fearful of shoes hurled at them by disgruntled voters, have asked for more security and are erecting metal nets at rallies. Lal Krishna Advani, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate was the latest politician to be at the receiving end Thursday, as an angry party worker threw a slipper at him during an election meeting in a central state. The slipper missed Advani, but was enough for authorities to step up security for all leaders across the country. The incident was the latest episode of shoe-throwing as a...
  • Iraq shoe thrower's jail term cut

    04/07/2009 10:55:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 369+ views
    bbc ^ | 7 April 2009
    The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former US President George W Bush has had his sentence cut from three years to one year on appeal. Muntadar al-Zaidi's lawyer argued that the charge should be changed from assault to insulting a foreign leader.
  • Iraqi Journalist Who Threw Shoes Gets 3 Years

    03/12/2009 2:47:29 AM PDT · by james500 · 24 replies · 1,079+ views
    AP ^ | 3/12/2009 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    The attorney for an Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at then-President George W. Bush says his client has been sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign leader. ... Al-Zeidi says his action was a "natural response to the occupation" and shouted "long live Iraq" when the verdict was read.
  • Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years

    03/12/2009 6:47:54 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 18 replies · 721+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/12/09 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    BAGHDAD – The Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at then-President George W. Bush was convicted Thursday of assaulting a foreign leader and sentenced to three years in prison, lawyers said. He defiantly shouted "long live Iraq" when the sentence was read.
  • Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    03/12/2009 8:50:01 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 646+ views
    voanews ^ | 12 March 2009 | Edward Yeranian
    The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former U.S. President George W. Bush during a farewell visit to Baghdad has been sentenced by an Iraqi court to three years in prison. The trial of Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi, who shot to fame after flinging his shoes at former President George Bush during a press conference last December in Baghdad, ended with a relatively light three-year sentence. Fans of al-Zaidi reportedly swarmed the vicinity of the court-house, shouting slogans in his favor and decrying the Iraqi government. Several close family members called the prosecutors "sons of dogs."
  • Iranians Hurl Shoe at Ahmadinejad

    03/07/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 576+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Iranian protestors threw a show at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he was riding to speak in a presidential campaign speech, according to Iranian blogs. His convoy sped away from the scene, but supporters of Ahmadinejad called the report a false rumor.
  • Shoe reportedly thrown at Iranian president Ahmadinejad

    03/07/2009 7:12:32 AM PST · by SolidWood · 71 replies · 2,829+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 6 March 2009 | Robert Tait
    When the Iraqi journalist, Muntazar al-Zaidi, hurled his shoes at the then-US president, George Bush, in December, Iranian officials declared him a hero and hailed his gesture as a mark of Islamic courage. They were presumably less impressed this week when Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was similarly targeted during a visit to the north-western city of Urumiye. Ahmadinejad found the shoe on the other foot as he waved to the crowd from an open-top car on his way to give a speech at a local stadium. An Iranian website, Urumiye News, reported that a shoe was hurled at the president...
  • Shoe hurled as Chinese PM speaks

    02/02/2009 11:32:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 1,561+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 2, 2009
    A protester has thrown a shoe at Wen Jiabao during a speech at Cambridge University and called the Chinese prime minister a "dictator". The shoe landed about a metre away from Mr Wen and the protester, a young man, was then removed by security guards. Mr Wen, who earlier signed a series of trade agreements with Gordon Brown on the final day of a three-day UK visit, described the incident as "despicable". Protests have taken place about human rights and Tibet during his visit. [snip]
  • Police Order Statue Dedicated to Bush Shoe-Thrower Removed

    01/31/2009 6:01:35 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 3 replies · 424+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2009 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD — The director of an orphanage in Tikrit says she must remove the shoe sculpture set up to honor the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former U.S. President George W. Bush.
  • Photos: Iraqi shoe hurler inspires art in Saddam hometown

    01/30/2009 4:27:35 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,065+ views
    When an Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at George W. Bush last month at a Baghdad press conference, the attack spawned a flood of Web quips, political satire and street rallies across the Arab world. Now it's inspired a work of art. A sofa-sized sculpture , a single copper-coated shoe on a stand carved to resemble flowing cloth was formally unveiled to the public Thursday in the hometown of the late Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein.
  • Bush shoe man in Swiss asylum bid

    01/18/2009 9:59:06 PM PST · by james500 · 21 replies · 2,038+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/19/2009
    The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W Bush is seeking asylum in Switzerland, Swiss newspaper Tribune de Geneve reports. Muntadar al-Zaidi has been in custody in Iraq awaiting trial since the incident during a visit by Mr Bush to the country in mid-December. He fears for his safety in his Baghdad prison, the paper says, quoting his lawyer, Mauro Poggia. The lawyer argues his client likewise cannot resume his old job in Iraq. Since his arrest, the Iraqi has reportedly been beaten in custody, suffering a broken arm, broken ribs and internal bleeding, his older...
  • US activists call for release, pardon of Iraq shoe-thrower [Medea Benjamin of Codepink......]

    12/29/2008 12:54:00 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 2,242+ views
    US activists call for release, pardon of Iraq shoe-thrower Dec 29 03:52 PM US/Eastern US activists on Monday urged Baghdad to release the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush, insisting that his gesture was meant to insult, not harm the US leader. "This was a form of insult... If he had wanted to hurt George Bush, he would have chosen a different weapon," Medea Benjamin of the Codepink peace activism group told AFP at a rally of about a dozen people outside the Iraqi consulate in Washington. Zaidi, 29, threw his shoes at Bush...
  • Iraqi PM: Shoe-thrower blames throat-slitter

    12/22/2008 2:38:03 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 765+ views
    hostednews ^ | Dec 22 2008
    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki moved Monday to undermine the popularity of the Iraqi who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, saying the journalist confessed that the mastermind of the attack was a militant known for slitting his victims' throats.
  • The shoe must go on

    12/20/2008 12:19:27 PM PST · by DogBarkTree · 9 replies · 598+ views
    torontosun.com ^ | 20th December 2008 | SALIM MANSUR
    he television pictures of an Iraqi journalist hurling shoes at President George W. Bush standing alongside the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a Baghdad press conference have ricocheted across the world to the hysterical applause of many members of the Arab-Muslim audience and their usual supporters. Hurling shoes at someone, we are told, is the worst insult in Arab culture. A few years ago the world witnessed when Baghdad was liberated by American soldiers and Saddam Hussein's statue in the centre of the city was pulled down. A cheering crowd of Iraqis gathered to kick and slap the broken...
  • Turkish company sees boom in sales of 'George W. Bush attack shoes'

    12/19/2008 1:53:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 616+ views
    Turkish company sees boom in sales of 'George W. Bush attack shoes' Agence France-Presse December 19, 2008 10:41pm THE Turkish shoe company making the brand of footwear used by an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush has seen a surge in orders. Ramazan Baydan, owner of the shoe factory in Istanbul of the same name, told DPA that he had received orders in the past week for some 300,000 pairs of the model that was thrown at the US president. "Someone even came from America seeking distribution rights," Baydan said. The entrepreneur wants to...
  • Saddam and the Shoe Thrower

    12/18/2008 5:50:45 PM PST · by flyfree · 10 replies · 876+ views
    Did Saddam's daughter, who looted millions from Iraq, secretly fund both the shoe thrower and the bungled coup attempt? New revelations in Iraq point to a possible link between the shoe thrower and the Iraqi Baathists who just made a botched attempt to topple the government of Nouri al-Maliki and return Saddam’s party to power. Reports in the Arab media indicate that the Iraqi shoe thrower, Muntather al-Zaidi may have been planning his assault on President Bush for more than a year, helped by Iraqi Baathists seeking to overthrow the U.S,-backed government. One leading Arab website said the al-Zaidi’s handlers...
  • At White House, antiwar demonstrators stage a shoe-in (Code Pink and company)

    12/18/2008 6:52:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,613+ views
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram / The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2008 | Dana Milbank
    For the antiwar crowd, the shoe is now on the other foot. The activists were really cut off at the knees when the nation voted in a president who promises to bring an expeditious end to the war in Iraq. And in a month, the other shoe will drop: George W. Bush will be gone — and with him will go the raison d’etre of those who have protested, picketed and heckled him these last eight years. And so they assembled Wednesday on Pennsylvania Avenue, outside the White House gate, to take a few final shots. Literally. They assembled a...
  • Photo Essay: Footwear Throwing

    12/18/2008 3:51:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 1,509+ views
    Photo Essay
  • Did the shoe cause rebellion at Baghdad's July 14 Bridge?

    12/18/2008 1:34:09 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 490+ views
    McClatchy ^ | December 17, 2008 | Mohammed al Dulaimy
    BAGHDAD — The square in front of the July 14 Bridge in Baghdad is closed by troops several times a day. The bridge leads into the American-controlled Green Zone. On the square, not far from the Green Zone, lie the offices of the president and the head of the biggest parliamentary bloc. Official convoys come and go all day long. In the many times that I have been at that square, no one has ever objected to soldiers closing off the road while some official's convoy passes by. We all turn off our cars and sit there and wait. Wednesday,...
  • Prominent Iraqi Rips Arab Supporters of Shoe-Throwing Reporter

    12/18/2008 12:23:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies · 1,677+ views
    Kurdistan Times ^ | Monday, December 15, 2008 | Nofel al Jazairi
    If You Do Not Have a Religion and Are Not Afraid of the End...Then Be Arabs... The words of Imam Hussein peace be upon him remain eternal when he was addressing the Ommayyad Arab army. What he is said is the following. The Arab does not kill his prisoner, does not insult his guest, do not assault women, does not kill children. It is the Arabic honor and manhood. When Islam came I read a lot of the beautiful qualities that distinguished the Arab, but they killed Imam Hussein, and deported his families and children and there was no other...
  • Report: 35 Iraqi Officials Arrested Over Coup Plot

    12/18/2008 4:11:57 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 24 replies · 940+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2008
    Up to 35 officials in the Iraqi Ministry, some ranking as high as general, have been arrested in an alleged secret scheme to reinstate Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, the New York Times reported Thursday. The raids took place over the past three days and were carried out by an elite counterterrorism force that reports directly to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the report said. The arrests included four generals, one of whom, Gen. Ahmed Abu Raqeef, is the ministry’s director of internal affairs.
  • Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush asks for pardon

    12/18/2008 9:38:27 AM PST · by Mr. K · 28 replies · 894+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | Dec 18 10:20 AM US/Eastern | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    BAGHDAD (AP) - A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister says the journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush has asked for a pardon. Spokesman Yassin Majid says that in a letter sent Thursday to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the journalist described his behavior as "an ugly act" and asked to be pardoned. Majid says that Muntadhar al-Zeidi in the letter recalls the kindness the prime minister once showed him during an interview in 2005 and asked for al-Maliki to show him kindness once again. Al-Zeidi, a correspondent for an Iraqi-owned television station based in Cairo, Egypt, could...
  • "Sock and Awe" pits players against President

    12/18/2008 11:46:46 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies · 803+ views
    Can you out-shoe al-Zaidi? Shoe-wielding Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, who was catapulted to international prominence after throwing his shoes at President Bush during a press conference in Iraq, is now the star of the latest in viral Web games. "Sock and Awe" -- named after the military doctrine employed in the US operation to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq -- allows players to throw shoes at a figure of President Bush, as he ducks behind a podium. Al-Zaidi missed both his attempts before being dragged off by Iraqi security forces, but players of "Sock and Awe" have a...
  • Iraqi journalist who threw shoes asks for pardon

    12/18/2008 9:27:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 2,032+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/08 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    BAGHDAD – The jailed journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush has asked for a pardon for what he described as "an ugly act," a spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Thursday. Muntadhar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for an Iraqi-owned television station based in Cairo, Egypt, could face two years imprisonment for insulting a foreign leader. He remained in custody Thursday night. "It is too late to now to regret the big and ugly act that I perpetrated," al-Zeidi wrote in a letter delivered to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, according to the prime minister's spokesman.
  • Iraqi shoe-thrower 'apologises'

    12/18/2008 9:43:35 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 39 replies · 1,207+ views
    bbc ^ | 18 December 2008
    The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush has apologised to Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki, the prime minister's office says. Local TV reporter Muntader al-Zaidi wrote a letter to Mr Maliki asking for forgiveness over his "ugly act", prime minister's spokesman Yasin Majeed said.
  • If the Shoe Fits, Throw It

    12/18/2008 7:51:13 AM PST · by Victory111 · 26 replies · 586+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-18-08 | Robert Spencer
    The Islamic world’s latest hero is Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the reporter for Cairo’s Al-Baghdadia TV channel who threw his shoes at President Bush at a press conference in Iraq on Sunday. Hasan Muhammad Makhafa, a wealthy Saudi, went on Dubai’s Al-Arabiya TV to call al-Zeidi’s shoes “a symbol of freedom not just footwear. They represent a victory for those who have disgraced the Arabs by occupying their lands and killing innocent people.”
  • Al-Zaidi could face 15 years in prison for throwing shoe at Bush

    12/18/2008 5:30:59 AM PST · by SolidWood · 109 replies · 2,463+ views
    Menassat ^ | December 17, 2008 | TANIA TABAR
    BEIRUT, December 17, 2008 (MENASSAT) – Muntazer Al-Zaidi is facing charges of “aggression against a president” and could receive 15 years in prison if charged with the maximum sentence, said the spokesman for Iraq’s High Judicial Council, Abdul Satar Birqadr. Zaidi appeared in Court on Tuesday, where he admitted to throwing a shoe at George W. Bush at a press conference a few days earlier. According to the family of the 29-year old journalist who worked for Al-Baghdadiya TV, Zaidi appeared in court with a broken arm and rib and bruises on his eyes and legs. Dirgham Al-Zaidi, Muntazer’s brother,...
  • Berkeley Code Pink activists support Iraq shoe-throwing reporter

    12/17/2008 6:37:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 502+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/17/8 | staff and wire reports
    Anti-war activists from the group Code Pink gathered at a Marine recruiting station in Berkeley this morning to show solidarity with an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush on Sunday. Members of the group and others marched around the recruiting station holding shoes in the air to show support for Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who hurled two shoes at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad. In many Arab countries, showing the sole of one's shoes, much less throwing shoes at another person, is considered extremely disrespectful. Organizers said their demonstration was to show support for the...
  • The shoes we longed for (Ingrate Ultra-Barf Alert!)

    12/17/2008 8:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 823+ views
    Arab News ^ | December 18, 2008 | Sami Ramadani
    Within a few unlikely seconds, a pair of size 10 shoes have become the most destructive weapon the people of Iraq have managed to throw at the occupying powers, after nearly six years of occupation and formidable resistance. One Iraqi writer called the shoes, hurled by a journalist at George Bush, “Iraq’s weapon of comprehensive destruction”. While the uprisings of Fallujah, Najaf, Basra and Baghdad against the occupation will always remain as landmarks of a people resisting occupation, these incredible seconds have united Iraqis in the most dramatic fashion. Contrary to most media coverage, the 28-year-old TV reporter Muntadar Al-Zeidi...
  • Iraqi official says he's quitting over shoe-tosser

    12/17/2008 10:24:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 768+ views
    The Mother Lode / The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2008 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra
    Iraq's parliament speaker announced his resignation Wednesday after a parliamentary session descended into chaos as lawmakers argued about whether to free a journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush. The speaker, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, has threatened to resign before and has been suspended for embarrassing the prime minister with erratic behavior. On Wednesday, after arguments erupted among lawmakers over the fate of the journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the speaker said: 'I have no honor leading this parliament and I announce my resignation.' Al-Zeidi's family went to the Central Criminal Court expecting to attend a court hearing for him, said...
  • CODE PINK Ambushes Iraqi Ambassador- Ambassador Fires Back (VIDEO)

    12/17/2008 10:27:46 PM PST · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1,296+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-17-08
    "He's lucky he didn't try something like this under Saddam Hussein." ### Ambassador Samir Sumaida’ie: 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...