LEADING NEWS SOURCE FOR TURKEY AND THE REGION

MIDEAST > Young Syrian throws his shoe at Ahmedinejad

CAIRO – Anatolia news agency

Print Page Send to friend »
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) shakes hands with supporters upon his arrival for a visit to al-Hussein mosque in Cairo on February 5, 2013. Ahmadinejad held talks in Cairo on the divisive issue of Syria's war, as he kicked off the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since 1979. AFP PHOTO

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) shakes hands with supporters upon his arrival for a visit to al-Hussein mosque in Cairo on February 5, 2013. Ahmadinejad held talks in Cairo on the divisive issue of Syria's war, as he kicked off the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since 1979. AFP PHOTO

A young Syrian man protested the president of Iran, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, by throwing a shoe at him in Egypt’s capital Cairo, Anatolia news agency has reported. 

Ahmadinejad, who is currently visiting Egypt to attend the 12th summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was heading al-Hussein mosque for prayers when a youth in the crowd that had gathered around the mosque to greet the Iranian leader threw a shoe and shouted, “You killed our brothers.”  

Anatolia news agency reported that the shoe missed Ahmadinejad and hit one of his bodyguards instead. The young Syrian was arrested by Egyptian police, the report said. 

February/06/2013

PRINTER FRIENDLY Send to friend »

READER COMMENTS

Notice on comments

Çılgın Kanarya

2/6/2013 1:07:24 PM

I seem to remember that the guy who threw a shoe at George Bush got rather beaten up by the security guards - and that was after any possible danger had passed. I wouldn't bet against the Egyptian guards doing pretty much the same thing. The Middle East isn't exactly the type of place where these kinds of protests are tolerated. I've no doubt that the guards will have put the boot in, once out of sight of the cameras.

mara mcglothin

2/6/2013 2:36:15 AM

I wonder what will happen to him for this crime? And what happened to the guy who through the shoe at George Bush?
< >

MOST POPULAR

AcerPro S.I.P.A HTML & CSS Agency