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    By Ayman Mohyeldin, Correspondent, NBC News

    CAIRO -- Egypt's security arrested four men who were protesting outside a Cairo mosque, where the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was praying.

    The men, including a Syrian, belong to the ultra-conservative Sunni Salafist movement.

    One man threw a shoe at Ahmadinejad, a Shiite, who was never in any danger.

    The Al-Hussein Mosque is revered by Shiite Muslims, who are widely disliked by conservative Sunni Muslims, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi was previously a member of the Brotherhood.

    Many Sunni Muslim groups have denounced the Iranian president’s visit to Cairo and have called on Egypt’s government to prevent Ahmadinejad from visiting any religious sites that are significant to Shiite Muslims.

    Ahmadinejad met with Sunni Islam's most senior scholar at Al Azhar shortly before he went to pray at the Al-Hussein Mosque.
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    Oh please, throw a friggen shoe this deserves at least 50 or 60 shot on both sides in protest, let's get moving Allah wills it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    By Ayman Mohyeldin, Correspondent, NBC News

    CAIRO -- Egypt's security arrested four men who were protesting outside a Cairo mosque, where the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was praying.

    The men, including a Syrian, belong to the ultra-conservative Sunni Salafist movement.

    One man threw a shoe at Ahmadinejad, a Shiite, who was never in any danger.

    The Al-Hussein Mosque is revered by Shiite Muslims, who are widely disliked by conservative Sunni Muslims, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi was previously a member of the Brotherhood.

    Many Sunni Muslim groups have denounced the Iranian president’s visit to Cairo and have called on Egypt’s government to prevent Ahmadinejad from visiting any religious sites that are significant to Shiite Muslims.

    Ahmadinejad met with Sunni Islam's most senior scholar at Al Azhar shortly before he went to pray at the Al-Hussein Mosque.
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...madinejad?lite

    Oh please, throw a friggen shoe this deserves at least 50 or 60 shot on both sides in protest, let's get moving Allah wills it.
    Interesting that this came from the more extreme Sunni groups, rather than the secularists. Morsi and Ahmedinejad are willing to unite against a common enemy (the west), but that doesn't sit will with other Salafists, and probably not with other Shia. A competent US administration would use this to our advantage, but ours will try to cement their friendship as a means of preserving peace in the region.
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    We once had a President who could duck a shoe. Probably could even catch it if he wanted.

    I miss those days.......
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