I just read on the Kataeb portal that the ISF captured 5 brothers in Nabaa suspected of being the serial killers.
It’s not yet confirmed but let’s hope they are the ones and we get this over with.
Update: The 5 brothers are from the Tanilian family and live in Nabaa. Their names are Georges, Aziz, Massis, Michel and Maurice. Lol @ Massis!
I hope it’s true that they got them but the only survivng victim of the attacks said that they where two accomplices. I just hope that its them.
i believe it’s Massis, because of his name since he was at school, everyone made fun of it which created a psycho problem & now he’s out for revenge.
It is very sad that these people are Armenians causing chaos in Lebanon. :/
PS: I think Massis is an Armenian name lol. But I just read it in Arabic, and it sounds funny as hell!
These people are Syrians! >>>and the name is Maurice NOT Massis. Grow up already!
Charbel identified the five suspects as Michel, Georges, Aziz, Moussa and Maurice Tanlian. The minister said that they are originally Syrian, adding that Aziz, Moussa and Maurice have gained Lebanese nationality
To read more: http://www.nowlebanon.com
They are Armenians; their last name (Tanilian) suggests so. Being an Armenian myself, I was ashamed hearing about this incident.
I don’t understand why the fact that I thought Najib’s comment about the name “Massis” was funny, made you think that I should “grow up already!”
PS: The Daily Star identified them as “George, Aziz, Massis, Maurice, and Michel Tanelian.” http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2011/Nov-15/154121-police-arrest-5-brothers-in-connection-with-beirut-killings.ashx#axzz1dn8IuPDM. They might be wrong, but that’s probably the source he (and I) found the names at.
Sar, they’re Armenian only by name. They’re not actually armenian.
I thought your nationality is predicated on your citizenship! Were these Syrians or Lebanese? So if anyone is killed in California do they define them by the spelling of their names? If so my apologies!
I don’t understand. When Arabs who are American citizens do terrorist acts, do they not identify them as Arabs? Or are they not Arabs anymore because they were born in the USA and have an American passport?
There is a little something called “freedom of speech”. All grown-ups know about it, i hope one day you will grow to know it too.
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first its moses not massis
second none of them have Amrmenian names its just their family name weird 🙂
third they might not know Armenian either who knows coz there are famillies who have “ian” and have nothing to do with Armenians, any info about the family ?
Are you PMSing dear?
I don’t understand why the Minister Charbel had to give all the technical details on how that could reach them. doesnt suppose to be confidential for any future use?
Najla…You should know my love as it seems you are always… 😀
GT, Freedom of speech? Who told you to shut up? Firstly learn the meaning of the word before you utter it!
Sarine…If I was born in USA then I am American irrespective of how my name is spelled! Were these men born in Armenia?
Are you serious?! No they were probably not, as is the case with any Armenian living abroad. I was born in Lebanon, however I am still considered an Armenian! Are you being serious right now? If an Ethiopian maid gives birth to a baby in Lebanon, does that mean the baby is no longer Ethiopian?? What kind of logic is this?
My comment was just about me being ashamed of being an Armenian and hearing about these people causing trouble in Lebanon…
Yes you might be correct. I just read their names and suspected they are Armenians. Like you said, they might not even know the language.
They said they were citizens of Syria had some had Syrian/Lebanese ID’s …No comparison to the “Ethiopian maid”(See najib; you can never get rid of that lol…). Answer my simple question: If you were born in the States; would you be considered American or Ethiopian for lord’s sakes!!
I might have the Lebanese passport, but I’m still an Armenian no matter where I’m born!! Half of the Armenians in the world ARE NOT BORN IN ARMENIA, yet correct me if I’m wrong, we are known as “Armenians!” If you’re an Arab born in America, you are still an Arab! And yes, they have Syrian nationality probably because they were born there and/or lived there.
This has unexpectedly turned into a silly debate.
The US is one of the few countries to give citizenship for simply being born on their soil. Would it have made you feel better if Sarine identified them as Lebanese/Syrian-Armenians? You are being ridiculously pedantic.
If you are someone of dual nationality, it’s not entirely unreasonable to feel ashamed or angry that a member of one of the nationalities you identify with has committed crimes against your adopted country. I’m a Lebanese-American and I’m always furious whenever Lebanese-Americans are implicated in heinous crimes because it casts a poor impression of our community in this new country that we now call home.
This is not silly! This is the root of the problem when people think they are Armenian first. I would say you are Lebanese of Armenian origin!! How on earth do you expect people to have allegiance to a nation when everyone goes with their ethnicity or religion/sect? That’s what’s wrong with you Lebanese! No allegiance to the nation. You are either Armenian, a Maronite, Shia, Sunni etc,..etc…I can assure you most have come from different places by migration! maintain your heritage but be loyal to the country that you are borne in. I suspect you are too young to understand the difference.(I am not being condescending…just telling you the facts.)
Oh wow. There’s something you should know: “Armenian” is not a religion. It’s nothing like Shiite, Sunni or Christian. It’s the same as “Arab” or “Chinese.” Please get your facts right before including the word “Armenian” within a religous sects list. I never said anything about not being “loyal to the country I was born in” or patriotic. You don’t even know me. I’m probably more loyal to Lebanon than most of the Lebanese Arabs. So please, before you start pointing fingers, do better research and stop attacking people you have never met.
I don’t know why you took my original comment as offense, but it was honestly something I felt and wanted to express. I thought we were allowed to express ourselves on blogs at least! Yes, I am an Armenian of Lebanese origin. So I think of myself equally as Lebanese AND as Armenian, and I’m free to feel that way. It doesn’t mean I’m not patriotic.
Thank you for your answer. No one is attacking anyone. If you don’t like to hear how others see things then that’s fine. Thank you so much for your kind assistance about your enlightening comment:”Thereâ€™s something you should know: â€œArmenianâ€ is not a religion.”
Damn it! I didn’t know. However read what I said before you blurt out dear:
“How on earth do you expect people to have allegiance to a nation when everyone goes with their Ethnicity OR religion/sect?”
…and I am delighted that you are a proud Armenian.