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With all due respect to Shiites in Lebanon who perform or agree with the self immolation tradition, but is that really the best way to commemorate Ashoura day? Can’t you symbolically reproduce what happened without turning it into a bloodshed? Is it rational to have young children at such events?

I thought the Shiite political parties took a decision to stop this tradition. Not only this is unacceptable and sends out a very bad image of Lebanon, but it’s life-threatening for those who do it and is a complete waste of blood.