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 Iraqi people who refuse the American occupation.” Al-Iqabi is a follower of anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. He spoke during a sermon today in Baghdad’s Shiite stronghold of Sadr City…

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