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Muntadar Al Zaidi

(Media/Journalist/Author) Baghdad Iraq
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Shoe Hurling Iraqi Journalist is International Hero and Celebrity    

Muntadar al-Zaidi the Iraqi journalist who threw a shoe at George Bush, US President is an international celebrity and many rogue governments like Libya have called him a hero and declared various rewards.

Zaidi threw his shoes at Mr Bush at a news conference, calling him "a dog".

The head of Iraq's journalists' union has asked the government for clemency towards the journalist who is still in custody. There were demonstrations all over Iraq in his favor.

The shoes themselves are said to have attracted bids from around the Arab world.

According to unconfirmed newspaper reports, the former coach of the Iraqi national football team, Adnan Hamad, has offered $100,000 (ः65,000) for the shoes, while a Saudi citizen has apparently offered $10m (ः6.5m).

Zaidi said his actions were for Iraqi widows and orphans
The daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Aicha, said her charity would honour the reporter with a medal of courage, saying his action was a "victory for human rights".

The charity called on the media to support Zaidi and put pressure on the Iraqi government to free him.



Muntadar 's City : Baghdad
Muntadar 's Country : Iraq
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