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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

$10m reward offered for Shoe-cide bomber shoes

Shoe-cide bomber Journalist Muntadar Al Zaidi[Shoe-cide bomber Journalist Muntadar Al Zaidi]

We just love a good shoe story! This one only gets more bizarre.

A Saudi man has offered $10 million for the shoes of Iraqi journalist/shoe thrower Muntadar Al Zaidi who has become a shoe-in for a hero in Iraq.

"This is a gift from the Iraqis, this is the farewell kiss, you dog!" Al Zaidi shouted just before he chucked his shoes at the US president during the live broadcast of the press conference.

"This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!" Al Zaidi shouted as he hurled his other shoe.

The $10m offer comes from sixty-year-old Hassan Mohammad Makhafa of Aseer (south west of Saudi Arabia).

He's prepared to sell all his properties - which would be going to his sons - to purchase the shoes, which he describes as a "medal of freedom."

Dignitaries of the Saudi man's tribe expressed their solidarity with Makhafa and their willingness to share the $10m reward with him.

We are assuming the shoes are no longer in the Journalists' possession, but where are they? Evidence? We think not. We've got shoes and can throw them all, but definitely, definitely not at George Bush. The journalist is lucky to be alive, if he is.

It would have been so much easier to shoo him out. Its silly and tacky to laugh at ones jokes but ha! ha! ( Gulf News)

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