Verdict against Al-Zeidi: “a verdict against the Iraqi people who refuse American occupation”

(excerpt from) The Hindu News Update Service/AP Iraqi cleric calls for shoe thrower’s release A Shiite cleric has called for the release of the Iraqi journalist sentenced to three years in prison for throwing shoes at George W Bush. Sheik Suhail al-Iqabi says the sentence against the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, is “a verdict against the […]

A rally (almost) held for Al-Zeidi the eloquent shoe-thrower

Photo of rally from AP is: here Please note that Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist and war correspondent who protested then US President Bush’s surprise visit to Iraq, will be in court again on Thursday, March 12th. (excerpt from) suomenkuvalehti.fi Iraq Protest

Lots of news about Al-Zeidi: appeared in court, strategy set, adjourned date set

“What made me do it was the humiliation Iraq has been subjected to due to the U.S. occupation and the murder of innocent people,” al-Zeidi said. “I wanted to restore the pride of the Iraqis in any way possible, apart from using weapons.” Summary from the AP story: 1.Al-Zeidi appeared in court, with no signs […]

Poem for Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the eloquent shoe-tosser

I found this poem in a chapbook, on a table at the Poetry Project New Year’s Marathon Reading. I was startled with the resonance an old poem had with a new situation. And, I purchased the book. I thought it was a beautiful tribute and reflection on that moment when Iraqi journalist Muntadhar Al-Zeidi met […]