Posts Tagged ‘shoe thrower

15
Sep
09

Should Muntadar al-Zaidi be welcomed as a hero?

UPDATE: Muntadar al-Zaidi has just been released.

Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist that got you all talking around the world, for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush during a news conference is due to reach the end of his prison sentence.

His family is reported to be preparing a hero’s welcome if he leaves prison, as expected. Should he come home to a hero’s welcome? Continue reading ‘Should Muntadar al-Zaidi be welcomed as a hero?’

12
Mar
09

On air: Is this justice for the shoe thrower?

_45335225_006618519-1Back in December he took out his anger on President Bush by throwing his shoe at him during a trip to Iraq. A grave insult in Arab culture. Today that same journalist, Muntadar al-Zaidi, has been jailed for three years for assaulting a Head of State, despite being hailed a hero in the Arab world. Continue reading ‘On air: Is this justice for the shoe thrower?’




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