A 14 year old young man, called Mehdi Hamdan, was killed yesterday after he lost control of his car on the Nabatieh-Zebdeen highway. His father heads the Sayyid Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah social services bureau in Nabatieh.
While one cannot but feel sorry for his parents’ loss, the victim is only 14 years old and was driving around without a permit on the highway and jeopardizing people’s lives. Who’s to blame in that case? Is it wrong to hold the parents accountable in case they were letting him drive their car? How about the police? Don’t they patrol the highway in that area?
This picture has been circulating around on Facebook and Twitter for the past few days by few people who believe we should not have welcome the Pope. Executive Magazine also posted about this issue [Here]. While I totally respect atheists and non-believers, I think they are a bit over-reacting to an event that has brought joy and hope to hundreds of thousands of Lebanese, Christians and non-Christians.
We have the most corrupt politicians and officials, an overwhelming incompetence in the government institutions, corruption and bribery everywhere, no electricity, no water and lousy internet and the only thing annoying some Lebanese is the Pope? A peaceful guy who prays and blesses people all day?
I am an atheist, and I joke about the Pope visiting Lebanon and it’s funny, but i have nothing against it. For you activists ( read actishits ) that seem to be so passionately against it, and opposing it, I f****** dare you to oppose the visit of a figure of a “different” religion as passionately ( please if you have activists friends share this with them, them hypocritical cockheads ) TOTALLY going to see the Pope tomorrow because screw actishits.
The massive win virtually wiped out the memories of the defeat Lebanon had suffered against Philippines on Saturday and put the WABA champions in an advantageous position for the top position in Group A should a three-way tie arise. China had beaten Philippines on the opening day. [Link]
The Lebanese National Basketball team is expected to advance easily to the quarter finals.
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