Ahmadinejad Critic Tries to Hit Him With Shoe
Not everyone in Egypt is pleased to see Iranian leader
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2013 6:38 PM CST
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(Newser) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed in Egypt today and got a welcome kiss from Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, reports Reuters. But the Iranian leader got a decidedly different reaction in the midst of a crowd when a critic tried to hit him with his shoe, reports ABC News. It was reportedly a Syrian man angry with Iran's support of Bashar al-Assad. The shoe never really came close, however, and the would-be swatter and three others were arrested, reports NBC News. It recalls President Bush's shoe-dodging in 2008 on a visit to Iraq.

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Joe_American
Feb 8, 2013 11:46 PM CST
No one in the free world likes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian President questions the number of people who died in the Holocaust during World War 2. Iranian President Ahmadinejad is friends with Bashar Assad. Bashar Assad is the enemy of the Muslim Arab World. The only person that entertains Ahmadinejad in the world is Egyptian President Morsi. Morsi is attempting to change Ahmadinejad's evil ways. Morsi is an ally of Israel, the United States of America and NATO member Turkey. I, as an American, hope and pray to Jesus, that Morsi can help Iran become an ally of the state of Israel and the United States of America.
kawahchan
Feb 6, 2013 10:59 AM CST
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Yeah, no matter you are an Iranian-American citizen or Persian-Iranian, the 2013 is a good come back for Iran with ex-President Richard M. Nixon's backbone and Dignity since the Democratic President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy & affairs. Iran's status quo is a 2nd class Middle-East nation beyond Israel. We American Republicans like to bless this nation Iran will rebuild a PEACEFUL "Silk Road". Good luck to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to repair a friendship with the Arab League.
right2dave
Feb 6, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Goat man Ahmadinejad thought that it was dinner.