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Vandals desecrate Christian grave in Jieh

Postby Abou Jamra » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:51 am

CHOUF: Unidentified individuals desecrated a Christian grave in Jiyyeh Thursday, and religious figures and residents denied any sectarian motives were at play.

The vandals entered a Christian cemetery in the town, on the coast of the Chouf, and dug out the body of George Philip al-Kazzi, who had passed away on July 23, 2002.

The cemetery belonged to the Saint George Church and the five doors on Kazzi’s grave were broken. The body of the deceased was pulled out and its skull had been struck.

Head of the Saint Charbel convent Father Salim Nammour, confirmed the attack was not the first he’d encountered.

“This is the third attack in 10 years. We stayed silent in previous years so we wouldn’t give a sectarian aspect to this barbaric attack targeting our dead,” he said. “If there’s a message to convey, then we’ve received it.”

However, he cast off the involvement of Jiyyeh Muslims in the incident, saying the town was an example for coexistence and peace.

“We can’t think this way … We bury the dead of our fellow Muslims and they bury our dead,” he said, confirming the importance of Christian Muslim coexistence and stressing his support for the Church.

Muslim religious figures also denounced the act and Vice President of the Higher Islamic Shiite Council Sheikh Abdel-Amir Qabalan described it as “barbaric.” “This is a dangerous act … it relates to no religion or humanity and cannot be logically accepted,” he said, calling for harsh sanctions for the culprits.

Qabalan added that the desecration of a cemetery was rejected by Islam and by any religion or reasoning.

The desecrated grave was discovered in the morning by a woman visiting the cemetery and religious figures reported the incident, describing the grave as “clearly tampered with.”

Security forces arrived at the scene and launched a probe in the case, as Jiyyeh locals strongly condemned the incident.

Head of the Iqlim al-Kharoub municipalities union Mohammad Habnajar rejected any sectarian motives behind the act, stressing the region was a symbol of religious coexistence.

He asked security forces to follow-up on the case to prevent any similar incidents from occurring and described the perpetrators as “people who want to instigate strife.”

Jiyyeh Mayor George Kazzi and Jiyyeh Mukhtar Albert Hatem both hoped the attack was isolated and not organized by a certain party, and confirmed the strong religious coexistence between Jiyyeh locals.

For their part, representatives of political parties denounced the attack and Progressive Socialist Party official Salim al-Sayyed confirmed the party’s support for Jiyyeh locals.

The Future Movement also voiced its support for the residents and condemned the attack, along with Hizbullah and the Amal movement.

Mayor of the neighboring village of Jadra, Father Josef Kazzi, also condemned the act but said it “won’t affect civil peace and coexistence.”

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Postby Abou Jamra » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:43 am

f jouzou and f every p@#$% that sells him Deleted a piece of land. Sorry for the profanities admin.

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Postby haroun » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:29 pm

Aren’t we too quick to condemn? The message here is that there are cowards in that society who can't face the living and to fulfill their sick and ghastly tendencies, they scurry in the night to "play" in the underworld!

I’m outraged at the wimpy responses of the Mayor and Muktar and I like to ask them what kind of offenses and terror acts against the resident need to happen to disturb this sacred "peace and coexistence"? They sound like they already forgave this act and turned the other cheek.

شمعون: حرام أن يعير احد عون أهمية لأن دواءه ليس عندنا بل في العصفورية
الجوزو: لقد سقط لبنان وسقطت حكوماته، بفضل إرهاب حزب الله
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Postby jieh2008 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:28 pm

Which God will accept, bless or reward this cowardly evil acts.
He saw them. They will have to answer to him in some way.
This despicable act of terrorism that originated from a barbaric nature
will only strengthen the strong bonds between the peoples of Jieh . Neither the Sunnis, Shiites religions nor the Iqleem community will tolerate the spread of insecurity.
Those individuals who might have there own story to tell does excuse what they did.
Whatever was controlling their brains or whatever what they were going through from drugs, drinks, other phobias, lack of education, or the lack of relating to logical sequences, their message was not an innocent one. What if it was one of their fathers or mothers or any of their love one.
I sincerely hope the authorities will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to bring these people to justice or to be put behind bars or in a mental institutions.

Let the deceased rest in peace.
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Postby george » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:56 pm

jieh2008 wrote:I sincerely hope the authorities will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to bring these people to justice or to be put behind bars or in a mental institutions.


Wishful thinking.

The authorities in Lebanon do not bother with such investigation or anything else for that matter. They just pretend to be doing their job as not to have their posts eliminated. The authorities and ALL politicians in Lebanon are in serious need of mental institution. They lost any human value long time ago.
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Postby Abou Jamra » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:04 pm

issue dead and buried (no pun intended) apparently it was a halloween prank and jieh people got Punked!!!
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Postby george » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:49 pm

Abou Jamra wrote:issue dead and buried (no pun intended) apparently it was a halloween prank and jieh people got Punked!!!


Sad but true. There was never any hint of a serious investigation.
Negligence at its best. Total lack of professionalism as to the vicious rumors the Daraks themselves circulated in the village. It makes u wonder who was really investigating the Daraks or the rumors-ladden Bedouins migrants in Jieh. I am not going into more details out of respect for G.P. Azzi (RIP) and his family. What a blasphemous bunch all of these investigators. Listen to this : the fingerprints lifting proved to be a big farce . They are now saying the fingerprints could not be lifted due to the rusty status of the grave door!!!!! what about the coffin cover, Sherlock???? no answer.
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