With the throwing of shoes at President Bush recently much has been said and written. But as Muslims we should look to the People of knowledge for guidance and wisdom. This is shown in the post by our dear beloved Shaykh Faraz Rabbani (May Allah preserve him, and benefit us and the Muslims by him) below:
I honestly don’t see how throwing shoes at another human being is a dignified action, or something our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) would have approved of, even against someone one was at enmity with.
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) himself was attacked, abused, wronged, and opposed in the worst of ways, but he never responded with anything but the most beautiful, most dignified, and most restrained for conduct.
And Allah knows best.