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Shoe hurled at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


A shoe has been hurled at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an Iranian website has reported.

The incident in the Iranian city of Urmia was apparently an imitation of a similar attack last year on former U.S. president George Bush in Iraq.

The Urmia News website reported that Ahmadinejad was in a car en route to address a rally when the shoe was thrown.

The incident is not being reported by Iran’s major government-controlled news outlets. But it has been widely commented upon in the Iranian blogosphere. Iran has more blogs than almost any other country in the world and many manage to report information not available in the officially-approved media, information which has later proven to be accurate.

Ahmadinejad managed to avoid having any shoes thrown at him when he addressed students at Columbia University in New York.


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