Picture taken from Reuters
Mohamad Chatah’s Open Letter to Tehran – The Wall Street Journal
A Talisman for Tolerance – Lebanon loses Mohamad Chatah – Tom Fletcher
The Death of Two Mohammeds – BeirutSpring
16 year old Mohammad Chaar is not a Martyr nor a Hero – DreamOfChange
Are You Ok? – ProBeirut
The meaning of the Shatah assassination – Rami Khoury (DailyStar)
The final, ominous tweets of Mohamad Chatah, Lebanese politician killed in car bomb – Max Fisher (WashingtonPost)
Killing Mohamad Chatah – David Kenner (Foreign Policy)
Mohamad Chatah’s killing threatens to make Syrian war explode into Lebanon – The Sydney Morning Herald
I had kept a screenshot from NowLebanon‘s frontpage last week but forgot why until today. As you can see, they are talking about the Customs General Ibrahim Chamseddine who beat up Al-Jadeed crew, but instead of putting his picture, they put ex-Minister Ibrahim Chamseddine’s picture.
Funnily enough, the ex-minister is the son of former president of the Higher Shia Counsel, Imam Mohammed Mehdi Shamseddine, founding member of the Lebanese Forum for Dialogue and founder of the “Imam Shamsuddin Foundation for Dialogue”, a civil organization which aims at spreading culture of dialogue and peace. So basically he is the complete opposite of the other Chamseddine.
via Chicago Tribune
Even The Onion found a way to honor this great man and they’re spot on!
“Certainly people have felt a sense of sorrow at the deaths of politicians in the past, but Nelson Mandela’s death is the only one on record that people everywhere unanimously agree has left the world notably worse off. I miss him, we all miss him—and that’s entirely unprecedented in the world of politics.” Delaney added that he could not predict who might be the second politician to be missed by humanity, but confirmed there were no viable candidates anywhere out there right now.
Steven was born in Achrafieh in 1974 but his parents gave him away to a Dutch family who adopted him and raised him in the Netherlands. I don’t know how it feels to be adopted and go look for your biological parents in a country you know nothing about and I hope he ends up knowing what happened, but all I could think of at the moment is that he doesn’t need a Schengen VISA to travel to Europe lol!
I downloaded the Al Jadeed News App few days ago and it seems they always show their numbers in reverse order, which means that the 18 reported kills from last night’s blast turned into 81!
I hope they fix that bug ASAP. I already reported it to them.
“It is still hard to describe how it feels to have won the Indy 500,” Kanaan said. “It is something that I have always wanted to have that I have worked so hard for over the years. It was very special.” [Source]
Tony Kanaan is a Brazilian driver of Lebanese Descent. I am not a big fan of Indy 500 races but I remember seeing Kanaan’s name since ever. His best results so far were second spot in 2004 and twice third spot. He was also the driver that had led the most laps without winning before the race, with 221 laps.
I don’t know why we should care if the parliament’s term is extended or not, or if elections take place or not. At this point, I care more about the tomatoes that got wasted on these politicians to be honest.
Picture taken from LBCBlogs
The Lebanese Ministry of Tourism decided to shut down Ghost night club after it reopened less than a week ago, just like it did with Acid over a year ago. Of course no legal actions were taken against Antoine Chakhtoura for his wrongdoings and for violating the most basic human rights.
I had no clue it was the same person behind the two clubs. I am surprised to be honest that he didn’t file any lawsuit against Chakhtoura.