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Commentary Last Updated: Dec 17th, 2008 - 01:58:55

The shoe heard around the world
By Mohamed Khodr
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Dec 17, 2008, 00:21

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�Three quarters of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world would finish if people were to put on the shoes of their adversaries and understood their points of view.� --Mahatma Gandhi

�In recent times, we have witnessed landmark events in the history of liberty: A Rose Revolution in Georgia, an Orange Revolution in Ukraine, and now, a Purple Revolution in Iraq.� --President George W.H. Bush, Bratislava, Slovakia, February 24, 2005

�This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.� --Muntader al-Zaidi, Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George W. Bush during Baghdad news conference, December 14, 2008.

An Iraqi journalist, Muntader al-Zaidi, an Arab, a Muslim, may have just launched the Muslim �Shoe Revolution� on behalf of the millions of Iraqis, dead, injured, ill and disabled, due to the illegal, immoral, and murderous invasion of his country by an aloof, disconnected, and disoriented from reality cowboy president selected by Cheney, Israel�s supporters, the Ashke-Nazi Neo-cons, and Corporate America to fulfill their dream of cheap oil and eliminating one of Israel�s enemies.

None other than Israel�s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed his nation�s deep gratitude to madman Bush for eliminating Iraq as a threat to Israel when he said during his meeting with Bush in the Oval Office on November 24, �I will never forget that you have removed one of the most threatening strategic dangers from Israel on the east side, in Iraq. And this is a great achievement that makes life much better . . . particularly for us.�

Mr. Al-Zaidi�s shoe will go down in history as �the shoe heard around the world� that may launch a revolution in the Muslim world against the dictatorial oppressive Arab and Muslim leaders as well as the American-Israeli hegemony upon their lives, lands, and resources. His courageous deed is the single most meaningful action done to restore Arab dignity, honor, and courage in the face of the one man who took the opportunity of a tragic terrorist attack on the WTC and the Pentagon with the resultant death of 3,000 Americans to unleash the world�s most powerful military against any Muslim nation of choice, resulting in the murder of millions with tens of thousands of destroyed villages, bridges, hospitals, schools, orphanages, electric and water plants, roads, stores, mosques, and domestic animals.

A single shot began the American Revolution and, God willing, two shoes will start a revolution against tyranny and murder from Palestine, to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chechnya, and throughout the Muslim world occupied by American proxy leaders more intent on saving the American economy than feeding their hungry millions. Bush was honored by these traitors to Islam, their people, and the future of Muslim generations.

Millions of Arabs and Muslims must go out in the streets with their honorable shoes held high demanding their freedom, liberty, and the establishment of the truest democratic and moral governance ever known to mankind, that of the peaceful, merciful, just, tolerant Islam that entails a strong belief in human equality, especially with respect to social, political, and economic rights and privileges to all who inhabit Muslim lands.

Muslim terrorists are Muslims by virtue of their birth, not faith, with the singular knowledge and capability to kill but have nothing to offer Muslims and non-Muslims but more graves. They materialized primarily due to the ignorance, corruption, and neglect of Muslim leaders for their people�s faith and welfare. They found a terrorist alternative to the religious, political, economic, educational and health vacuum in their lives and societies.

Trillions of Muslim oil wealth over decades became the private checking account for kings, princes, princesses, presidents, and emirs who�ve ruled by force, oppression, and human rights abuses, while they buy expensive camels, send their cars by planes to London for an oil change, compete for the tallest towers and luxurious hotels with views of a hot desert, and build a refrigerated beach so that Western women clad in bikinis or naked, can lie on the cool beach drinking the plentiful alcohol made available by these �Muslim� governments.

The Egyptian government itself is trying to shut down a Cairo hotel for its criminal act of not serving Alcohol. Money, sex, and alcohol, not a Muslim life or working for the hereafter, occupies these leaders who pray to Washington, D.C., not Mecca. When their conscious bothers them they throw some money to build a magnificent mosque that carries their name, Bush is not the only one who deserves shoes.

Muslims have been indoctrinated, intimidated, and cowed, both by our dictators and the West, into believing that Islam is the reason they are �uncivilized, barbaric, primitive, illiterate, and unproductive.� Both fear that true Islam will liberate the masses from their tyranny, oppression, power, and riches.

Mr. Al-Zaidi, already suffering from broken ribs and arm even prior to entering prison will surely endure brutal torture for his symbolic anguished cry for freedom for his people. Bush once again will be the cause of one more tortured Muslim added to the thousands of tortured Muslims from Guantanamo to the Philippines all under the guise of a �war on terror,� a license to kill, maim, destroy, and torture. Bush�s Iraqi government consists of unelected warlords and officials responsible for the theft of billions of dollars meant to restore Iraq�s destroyed infrastructure. Smart bombs are the instruments of Israel and America�s public policy of spreading democracy.

Happily the Iraqi population out of genuine love and respect for Mr. Al-Zaidi�s action have hit the streets in support of this most courageous man who did what no Arab or Muslim nation dared to do, and that is stand up to Israel�s America. It is a slap in the face of Bush who entered Iraq with �shock and awe� and was kicked out of Iraq with �shoe and awe.�

Saddam�s statue was brought down by US Marines and his face was repeatedly beaten by the shoes of a few Iraqi�s. How deliciously ironic that the man responsible for removing Saddam gets humiliated by Iraqi shoes as he ends his tenure of torturing America and the world in his megalomania.

History will look back at this incident as the beginning of a Muslim �Shoe Revolution� against the West. I beg Muslims all over the world to drop their ineffective guns and carry shoes in a worldwide civil disobedience that, God willing, will topple their subservient leaders and end all foreign occupation of their lands physically, economically, culturally, and emotionally.

Mr. Al Zaidi, you have spoken on behalf of 1.5 billion Muslims heretofore silent and fearful. Let your shoes free them from fear.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother�s pride in you along with her fearful tears for your life has inspired mothers around the world.

Shoes until victory is achieved.

Mohamed Khodr is an American Muslim physician and freelance writer who�s published in many sites and magazines in the US and abroad.

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