Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati on Friday hailed Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi's recent shoe-tossing at the US President George W. Bush and said the "shoe Intifadha" should not be taken for granted.
"The shoe Intifadha in Iraq should not be overlooked easily. Well done to Iraqi journalist for throwing the shoes at the US President. His shoes should be kept in Iraq's political museum. The pair of shoes are more valuable than crowns, medals and signs," Ayatollah Jannati told large groups of Tehrani Friday prayers worshipers at Tehran University campus.
According to IRNA, he suggested carrying shoes in all the anti-US demonstrations held in Iran and Iraq. "The shoe hurling by Iraqi journalist had many messages which the world received them and Iraqi people too held demonstrations afterwards. People should support the Iraqi journalist," he added.
The Iranian cleric said the US is trapped in Iraq quagmire and does not know what to do.