Petitions… Re-runs

The petition to remove the president that is being signed now with the hope of getting a million signatures, brings back memories of the petition we campaigned for a few years ago for civil marriage to be a choice in Lebanon.

We gathered 55000 signatures, a large number then, considering the issue and the time.

We marched with the signatures to Nijmeh Square (Parliament Square) on the 22 of March 2000, (8March+14March=22March for those who find meanings in numbers).
We even got a large number of signatures from members of parliament.

It also came to pass during those days that the cabinet voted with a majority of two third to send the law (Pres. Hirawi’s proposal as it was called) to the parliament. The bill was not sent, the one third who voted against it, Prem. Hariri and his bloc, vetoed it.

Any way the law was not passed and was never ever discussed.

But we keep on living happily ever after. Thank God for Cyprus.



  1. Dr Victorino de la Vega · · Reply

    “The bill was not sent, the one third who voted against it, Prem. Hariri’s and his bloc, vetoed it” …which is only logical considering the WAHHABI ideological affiliation of the Hariri mafia clan.Wahhabism a.k.a. Neo-Hambalism is the official dogma of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the main source of inspiration for numerous Islamist groups such as the Taleban or the “Jamaa Islamiyya”, the Lebanese branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.The Jamaa was founded by a certain professor Fathi Yakan, a pro-Saudi bigot described by Rafic Al-Hariri as “the greatest Lebanese Sunni theologian of the 20th century”. In case you wonder, this is the same Sheikh Fathi Yakan who called for the cleaning of Tripoli and North Lebanon from the sullying presence of “dirty Christians and Alawites” back in the 1970s…No doubt the man was a visionary thinker!It should be clear by now that Lebanese Prime minister Fuad Saniura and majority leader MP Saad Al-Hariri are Wahhabi wolfes in pseudo-modernist clothes: they wear clean-cut ties and suits but, deep inside, they’re just like the Taleban- or even worse for that matter.Hariri and Saniura were actually both seen several times (on Saudi Arabia’s Channel 1 TV) attending Friday prayer services at Jeddah’s Central Mosque, where the residing Hambali preacher regularly calls for the “extermination of idolatrous Shiite and Christian dogs” or “Tassfiyatt al kilâb al mushrikeen al matâweelah wal-nasârah” in Saudi parlance!As long as they don’t RENOUNCE PUBLICLY (preferably on Saudi TV) the intolerance and perversions of Wahhabi theocratic fascism, the leaders of Lebanon’s ruling Future party will remain under suspicion in the West and in Lebanon itself.Upon his return to Beirut a week ago, Saad Al-Hariri held a press conference during which he only had harsh criticisms for Syria, Iran and Gen. Michel Aoun, Lebanon’s leading Christian politician…Tellingly, his final tirade was sycophantic praise for his Wahhabi handlers:“L’Saudiyyeh mâ betsadder ella kheir” which literally means that “Saudi [Arabia] only exports goodness”!Sure Saad, but what about crude oil and Islamist terrorism??

  2. Randa Chahine · · Reply

    Interesting. I was talking to my dad about this. Too bad I am not so much into politics and things like that. Even when I lived in the states, I wasnt into that. But now that I am here in Lebanon, I seem to dislike it more..

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