If you’re wondering, it’s ‘hifz’ (حفظ).
Your wish is my command!!… This animated GIF, which bears a strong resemblance to the Genie in hit 90s Disney movie Aladdin, was widespread on websites hosted by GeoCities. Sadly my research couldn’t find much of a back story on him.
Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee
A flashing GIF written in Arabic from the Groupak game network, circa 2009.
On Gifville, we’ve seen a Christmas and sports themed version of this GIF of a journalist in Iraq throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush. Now here is the real deal, as is.
See also VCG posts #282 and 283.
Credits: Associated Press via Ratedesi Forums
A Xmas festive edition GIF based on an infamous incident that occurred in Baghdad on the 14th December, 2008. Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at then-United States President George W. Bush, a grave insult in the Arab world. Bush was attending a press conference with Iraqi government officials at the time. Al-Zaidi was recorded as castigating the president of the US as a war criminal. The former president dodged the flight of both shoes, which narrowly missed then Iraqi PM, Nouri al-Maliki who was in attendance. The scene, caught on international TV, became a rich source of inspiration for many memes in the days after.
Credit: CBS via Ratedesi Forums