What appears to be on the face of it a personal protest which echoes the sentiments of Iraqi's at large is revealed later in the article to have potentially much more serious undertones: Should it turn out that Muntadar al-Zaidi was part of a larger conspiracy, it may signal the beginning of a new era in Islamic global terrorism, one in which simple items of clothing are transformed into potentially deadly weapons. No longer will it be sufficient to board a plane or train with a simple baggage and body scan. Travelers would be required to travel stark naked. Since bags could potentially be used as a weapon, luggage would be forbidden as well. To save time and effort, governments would avoid the unnecessary hassle of creating new legislation by invoking the laws already used to transport cattle. Ribald Dorkins, Professor of Explaining Science to Liberal Simpletons at New College Oxford said, "if enough Iraqi's were to throw enough shoes at America over a long enough period of time then one of them might conceivably land in the general vicinity of America if we also take into account the shifting of the earth's tectonic plates and continental drift." "That alone justifies an all out pre-emtive nuclear strike against Iraq to protect our freedoms," he added.