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A Bahraini businessman wants to give his personal six-door Mercedes limousine
A Bahraini businessman wants to give his personal six-door Mercedes limousine to the journalist in Iraq who threw his shoes at U.S. President George Bush, an Arab newspaper reported on Friday.

The luxurious gift from Qureish Khan Buniri was offered to Muntazer al-Zaidi, a correspondent for the Cairo-based al-Baghdadiya TV channel, who threw his shoes at Bush during a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nour Maliki on Sunday and shouted in Arabic: "This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, dog."

"Al-Zaidi, of course, deserves more for what he has done," the businessman said, according to the Arab newspaper Akhbar Al Khaleej. "It was an appropriate gift for George Bush for all of the tragedies he has caused to the Arabs and Muslims during his presidency."

Buniri said that the journalist "had finally done what each of us would have liked to have done." He said that he would like to personally give him the car, according to the newspaper.

Arabs around the world have been united in their approval and support for al-Zaidi and a number of Middle Eastern channels showed nonstop footage on Monday of the shoe-throwing incident. A Saudi businessman had offered $10 million for one of the shoes thrown by an Iraqi journalist, Saudi television reported on Tuesday.

Online games have sprung up giving players the chance to succeed where the Iraqi journalist failed. From the relatively sophisticated to the simple, the games have proven a worldwide hit. One of the most popular is called "Sock and Awe" a pun on the U.S. "Shock and Awe" military doctrine.

The shoes have reportedly been destroyed.


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