Iraqi Journalist Muntadhar Al-Zeidi and Shoe Thrower to be Released Today

Monday, September 14, 2009


Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi reporter who shot to fame when he threw his shoes at then U.S. president George W. Bush, is set to be released from jail today, according to his lawyer.

“I do not think there are any obstacles to his being freed, and I have great hope that he will be released on Monday,” Dia al-Saadi told Agence France-Presse. The “defense team has presented a petition for al-Zeidi’s release to the Iraqi central criminal court, which has handed an order for his release to the prison administration. All the legal conditions have been fulfilled.”

Parties and music are planned at his family’s home in Baghdad, where his brother was hanging posters of him on Thursday. But the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who was deeply embarrassed by the outburst, will not be celebrating.

Muntadhar al-Zeidi became a folk hero to millions of Muslims and Americans as well. Mr. al-Zeidi was expressing his frustration with the on-going U.S. military occupation of Iraq and its lethal consequences.

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3 Responses to Iraqi Journalist Muntadhar Al-Zeidi and Shoe Thrower to be Released Today

  1. Big Hank says:

    I appreciated Muntadhar al-Zeidi hurling his shoes at the Chimp. Too bad it was a few bricks.

    Imagine the outcry if an American reporter had done this? The mainstream media had their tongues so far up Bush’s rectum I’m surprised Bush could take a shit.

  2. Woodcliffe says:

    Now the Iraqi military is dragging their feet on his release.

    They’re claiming there’s a security risk or some such crap.

    I think the Iraqi government is just embarrassed to think the man who threw his shoes at the great and powerful George Bush is going to be greeted like a martyr by millions in the streets of Baghdad.

  3. libhomo says:

    The US corporate media are acting like it’s so shocking that he is scheduled for release. It’s so sick.

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