Shoe-throwing protest spreads…


An interfaith prayer and reflection for peace and justice in Gaza will be held at the Holy Spirit Hall in Penang (off Jalan Masjid Negeri/Green Lane at the Caltex station) at 8.00pm on Friday, 23 January.

Kicking off the event will be a speaker from Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM).

Over the last couple of weeks, the Herald, Malaysia’s Catholic weekly, has been highlighting the situation in Gaza on its front page.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi journalist who flung shoes at George Bush may have started something. A crowd at a basketball match in Turkey has also tossed shoes in protest at a game. Click here.

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US aids Pakistan massacres Pakistan was once a colony. Now it is a coloniser. In 1948, it invaded and annexed Baluchistan; subjecting the briefly independent nation to neo-colonial rule. The people of Baluchistan were never asked, and never agreed, to join Pakistan. Ever since 1948, they have been subjected to military occupation, ethnic persecution, cultural hegemony and mass impoverishment by the Pakistani state. The current military offensive is the latest of many attempts to crush the Baluch people. According to information that I have received, which originates from the recently bombed areas inside Baluchistan, the new attacks began two weeks… Read more »


Potentially, this could change the geo-strategic situation in the region as Israel moves from a technologically, highly developed country to a wealthy developed country. It could ween Israel off of US economic aid entirely, which both countries would be happy to see, although the US’s economic aid is part of the leverage the US holds over Israel. That could also diminish. It could potentially change Israel’s relationship with Egypt. Israel buys large quantities of natural gas from Egypt who have come to depend on Israel as a reliable costumer and source of revenue. That revenue contributes to Egypt’s stability and… Read more »


January 21, ’09 The gods reward Israel: Israel Discovers Gas! The Houston-based Noble Energy company, drilling for Israel’s Delek fuel company, announced that it has discovered a huge deposit of natural gas under the Mediterranean Sea near Haifa. Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor) said that the find was of “historic proportions,” and that it could change the face of Israel’s economy. Eighty-seven billion cubic meters, or nearly 3.1 trillion cubic feet, of high-quality gas are estimated to be in three deposits in the Tamar Drilling site, which is named for Delek owner Yitzchak Teshuva’s granddaughter. Teshuva said that the find… Read more »


The logic behind the Hamas rockets is to prevent the suffering Palestinians becoming the ignored Palestinians.


There is one radical way Israel and the West haven’t tried to deal with Hamas – TALKING TO THEM!


to Mut, The reason I believe why the British annexed the Land that Israel occopied now is bcos the Jews originated & lived there BC. It’s the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Texas? Well, the original Red Indian from that area will have more right to reclaim Texas as their ancestral land. So, hope you see my point. The world & especially the Gazan should “THANKS” Hamas for all the destruction that befallen them. Now, their families is vanished, home destroyed & living in dirt poor condition. Better condition than before Hamas launched those meaningless rockets into Southern Israel??? What have… Read more »


Shoe throwing is considered a “Big insult” in Arab culture.

However, I knew media+theocratic crowd in middle has been condemning west as “infidel” and even praising him, the infamous show thrower now wants to seek political asylum in Swiss ?!!!

Something is seriously wrong here..


Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia know too well that the continual existence of Hamas will eventually encourage the growth of militant Islamists such as the Moslem Brotherhood in their own countries. This is like the stupid Ming Dynasty general who opened the gates of the Great Wall to allow in the Manchus, hoping that they would help in fighting against anti-Ming rebels

Sam Gopal

In the last several days Al Jazeera’s Extended Coverage on the Aftermath of Gaza War, has been revealing intesting facts. Some of the expert commentaries include “… the Arab nations were unable to come up with a Joint Statement condemning Israel…”, “…the Axis Of Moderation, which includes Egypt and Saudi Arabia, had secretly hoped for an Israeli victory over Hamas, and having a strong Hamas in their back yard does not help…” So it looks like many a Malaysians having been jumping and screaming like madmen, when, their own neighbours in the region have a vstly different opinion on the… Read more »


Come on people….. No manners throwing shoes like that !

Here….. we just simply throw money…!

Eeerrr…….! Can we throw clogs…? Much painful that way to wake up our goons !


That is why it is important to address such problems in the bud. After 50 years how many of us here actually know/remember how the war started? It would take months to go through the material covering the said period. And from a multitude of sources. A humorous message on a forum I read years ago put it succinctly; why don’t just the Americans give them Texas for a state instead of another people’s land? It struck closer to the truth than you can imagine. If Americans were bombed for not giving up their land with American weapons, then maybe… Read more »


Identifying overly with one’s race & religion invariably leads to the most virulent forms of cruelty & insanity. Ultimately, it matters not whether the hate emanates from Hamas, fanatical Zionism or Ketuanan Melayu – hate is lethal & feeds only the arms manufacturers, whose own children ought to disown them.

Andrew I

There’s an email circulating with a game where you can throw shoes at a moving caricature of GW. It’s a nice way to spend an afternoon. Very therapeutic and stress relieving.

God knows how much stress the msm gives us, with all the stating the obvious statements from our know it all politicians and their kindergarten opinions.

GW, not one of the smartest Americans around, which reminds me……


Right, throw shoes (don’t need them anymore, can walk barefoot), throw stones, throw your lives away. How is this going to help anything? Acting or reacting out of anger or hatred will only lead to more violence, damage and death. This vicious cycle will only stop when people learn to stop hating others purely because of their race or religion, and put away racism and bigotry in whatever form.


A Fatah official in Ramallah told the Post that at least 100 of his men had been killed or wounded as a result of the massive Hamas crackdown. Some had been brutally tortured, he added.

The official said that the perpetrators belonged to Hamas’s armed wing, Izaddin Kassam, and to the movement’s Internal Security Force.

According to the official, at least three of the detainees had their eyes put out by their interrogators, who accused them of providing Israel with wartime information about the location of Hamas militiamen and officials.


The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed. “It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence,” the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here. He also termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated. “They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated…but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed,” the Dalai… Read more »


That is a novel way of protest