"Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad on Dec. 14. 2008, while yelling in Arabic.
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets today to demand the release of Muntadar al-Zeidi, as Arabs across many parts of the Middle East hailed the journalist as a hero and praised his insult as a proper send-off to the unpopular U.S. president.
The journalist is being held by Iraqi security Monday and interrogated about whether anybody paid him to throw his shoes at Bush said an Iraqi official.
He was also being tested for alcohol and drugs, and his shoes were being held as evidence, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
Showing the sole of your shoe to someone in the Arab world is a sign of extreme disrespect, and throwing your shoes is even worse."
I think some Canadian politicians had better start practising their ducking techniques.