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Video: Bystander chucks his shoe at Ahmadinejad during Cairo visit

posted at 9:01 pm on February 5, 2013 by

Morsi may have been getting all buddy-buddy with the Iranian leader, but not everybody was so pleased with his visit:

The video, uploaded to YouTube by the Anadolu Agency, a Turkish news service, shows Ahmadinejad in a crush of people smiling and shaking hands until a bearded man comes in the frame holding a shoe high over his head. The shoe comes down twice in Ahmadinejad’s direction, but too far from the Iranian leader to pose a threat.

Several men then turn on the shoe-brandishing attacker and Ahmadinejad is quickly hustled to a waiting car. Anadolu reported the man was Syrian and accused the Iranian president of “killing his brothers.” Iran has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in that country’s ongoing, bloody civil war.

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Google error ?

Bmore on February 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM

That was weird.

Bmore on February 5, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Moon on Moon violence. Priceless.

nobar on February 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM

This thread must be broken.

Bmore on February 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Java script issue perhaps?

Bmore on February 5, 2013 at 9:22 PM

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Bmore on February 5, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Why didn’t he shoot the bastard??

Sherman1864 on February 5, 2013 at 9:25 PM

It is all good: I hear Curious Mahmoud threw poop right back at him.

Mr. Joe on February 5, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Hey! It’s working now.

Bmore on February 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

why ain’t this sob like not on the earth anymore?

losarkos on February 5, 2013 at 9:52 PM

If I were John McCain, I would have thrown a banana.

Shy Guy on February 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Most excellent!

Resist We Much on February 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

perfect opportunity for a drone strike.

tommer74 on February 6, 2013 at 1:25 AM


SagebrushPuppet on February 6, 2013 at 7:28 AM

I wonder if this shoe thrower will be as lionized as the guy who chucked a shoe at Bush.

CurtZHP on February 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM

not all over the news.

tomas on February 6, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Morsi AND Dinnerjacket in the same place at the same time! Isn’t that what drone strikes are for?

steebo77 on February 6, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Add me to the people wanting a drone strike.

MelonCollie on February 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM

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