Muntadar al-Zaidi’s gesture has struck a chord across the Arab world, where Mr Bush is widely despised for invading Iraq in 2003 and for his support for Israel.
The ABC news report starts by informing us of the second court appearance of the man who threw his shoes at Bush. Then it goes on to tell us about the popularity of the man’s actions and the support that he is getting across the Arab world using this little example:
An Egyptian man says he is offering his 20-year-old daughter in marriage to Mr Zaidi.
The daughter, Amal Saad Gumaa, said she agreed with the idea.
“This is something that would honour me. I would like to live in Iraq, especially if I were attached to this hero,” she said.
Her father, Saad Gumaa, said he had called Durgham al-Zaidi to tell him of the offer.
“I find nothing more valuable than my daughter to offer to him, and I am prepared to provide her with everything needed for marriage,” he said.