Shoe Thrown at Iran President in Cairo

Ahmadinejad is the first Iranian President to visit Egypt since Tehran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo yesterday to talk about the Syrian revolution and the relationship between their two countries.  Things turned ugly outside the Al-Hussein mosque when, according to NBC News, a bearded Syrian man belonging to the Sunni Salafist movement threw his shoe at Ahmadinejad. The man shouted, “You killed our brothers!” and was immediately detained.  Ahmadinejad, a Shiite, is the first Iranian President to visit Egypt since Tehran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.

The episode immediately calls into mind a similar attack in 2008 on President George W. Bush.  While at a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Bush dodged two shoes thrown by Muntazer al-Zaidi, a television journalist.  Before he was detained, Al-Zaidi yelled, “This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!”

View TIME’s 2008 Photo Essay “Aftermath of a Shoe Attack” here.