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Shoe-thrower Monument Unveiled January 30, 2009

Just when I thought we had heard the last of the shoe-thrower, Muntadar al-Zaidi, comes this story about a monument dedicated in honor of him.  It was unveiled in the town of Tikrit yesterday at the Tikrit Orphanage of all places.  Certainly, al-Zaidi’s actions (throwing his shoes at President Bush) prompted spontaneous jubilation among Arabs but this is just ridiculous.  It’s not so much the idea of a monument dedicated to him but the monument itself.  It’s a six foot high statue of a shoe with a plant coming out of it!  How can you look at this thing and not laugh?     

But don’t expect to see this on your next visit to Tikrit.  Iraqi police made sure the monument was removed soon after it was unveiled.

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3 Responses to “Shoe-thrower Monument Unveiled”

  1. Skip Baker Says:

    It’s good to see something put up for the brave shoe thrower. There are law schools in America trying to get Bush indicted for War Crimes, but my guess is that he won’t be put on trial until God gets a hold of him in the hereafter. A man that wicked can’t be punished in anything less than in hell.

    He was joking about not finding any Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. Imagine a man so wicked that he would JOKE about murdering over a million people for nothing. And that doesn’t count ordering the torture. The Israeli criminals have been torturing and murdering the Palestinian people for decades, and that’s where the Bush Administration got the idea for doing it in Iraq and Cuba. A totally corrupt and sinful nation is Israel because they rejected God when they rejected His son. Jesus was right to call it the Synagogue of Satan in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 and finally some Christians are waking up to what Christ said.

  2. ebru Says:

    Its a pity the Iraqi police don’t care for art:)
    great blog you have out here btw.

  3. thanks, your article is very informative.

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