He touched upon the issue in the context of what he described as America's attempts to provoke the Sunni-Shiite religious schism across the Arab world.
"This is a game the US is well aware of. In Iraq, for example, we find that Washington always indirectly supports Daesh, which claims that it is fighting the Shiite regime. Also, the US backs some terrorist groups in Syria," al-Zaidi said.
He referred to information which he said he got from Iraqi military leaders engaged in liberating some areas in Iraq from Daesh terrorists. According to this information, they'd found medical and food aid as well as weapons that US Airborne troops had parachuted into the desert.
"Daesh terrorist allegedly accepted this assistance from parachutes that could only be used by the US military. The US dropped these parachutes to help Daesh resist the Iraqi army, which is fighting against terrorism," he pointed out.
Al-Zaidi was injured as he was taken into custody, with some sources saying that he was tortured during his initial detention. There were calls across the Middle East to place his shoes in an Iraqi museum, but the shoes were later destroyed by US security forces. Al-Zaidi's boot-hurling attack subsequently inspired many similar incidents of political protest around the globe.