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#CharlieHebdo: Lebanese Demonstrate In Beirut And Paris In Support Of Freedom Of Expression

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Lebanese regrouped at Samir Kassir Square in Downtown Beirut at 4pm today to honor victims of the Paris attack and in support of freedom of expression. Lebanese flags were also spotted in the massive Paris unity rally that attracted around a million people.

On Snow and the Decline of Civilizations

This place is so beautiful!

Walking to Hammana

What Happened in Tripoli a Day Before the Suicide Attack…


The nation was again outraged and heartbroken last night with the return of the suicide bombers campaign to Lebanon’s Tripoli. It’s been a while since Islamist extremist attacked us, thanks largely to their preoccupation in Syria, and the admirable efforts of Lebanon’s army and security forces.

Beirut+ TV – Interview with Mia Khalifa

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A collection of animated Lebanese news by a gathering of funny crazy Lebanese artists. Try to see things from an another perspective, even if Mia Khalife is the cause you are here. Se their work here.

Massive accident involving 20 cars in the airport tunnel

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I just saw this photos on bintjbeil.org of an accident inside the airport tunnel last night involving 20 cars but luckily without injuries.
A normal accident on that road usually causes a 30-60 minutes traffic jam due to how narrow the road is, so I can’t imagine how much people had to wait last night until everything got cleared and the tunnel was opened again.

We Want A Clean Hekmeh – Riyadi Game Tonight!

Hekmeh (Sagesse) and Riyadi (Sporting) are meeting tonight at 5pm in what promises to be the hottest and closest Lebanese basketball game of the year. Unfortunately, the question that always asks itself in this fierce derby is whether the game will end with a fight or not? Let’s hope tonight’s game will be a clean one with a clear winner and respectful fans and players.
Good luck to both teams!

Condemned To Be Free

“Liberty! Liberty! Liberty!” they cried.

“Liberty! Liberty! Liberty!” I echoed.

“Our liberty,” they cried.

“My liberty,” I echoed.

“No, ours; not yours.”

“My liberty is yours, and yours is mine.”

“No, you’re not one of us.”

“I thought liberty is universal?”

“Only as long as it doesn’t conflict with ours.”

“And when it does?”

“Then our liberty trumps yours.”

“I thought we’re equal?”

“We made up this equality, so technically we’re more equal.
Besides, you don’t even believe in liberty!”

“But I do.”

“You may, but your religion doesn’t; ours does.”

“I have no religion! And I thought you were secular?”

“We like our churches; aren’t they pretty?”

VIDEO: How Powerful Was The Zeina Storm That Hit Lebanon?

Here’s an amateur video sent to me by Hadi. If I were the driver, I wouldn’t be laughing as salt water is very bad for the car and the engine. Another storm is expected to hit Lebanon soon.
[YouTube]

Renault Amphicar - perfect for Lebanese roads




Some of you may remember the glorious Khede vintage cars collection, the same shop brings you today Renault Amphicar, the most adapted car fo

How You Can Really Help Refugees During Winter In Lebanon

At least two children froze to death in Lebanon’s refugee camps the past week and thousands of others are still threatened by this merciless winter. If you wish to help them by donating clothes, blankets or money (not by stripping in the snow), there are several organizations and NGOs accepting donations:

A 1976 Charlie Hebdo Cartoon About Lebanon

This cartoon was published on the 19th of August 1976 by the French satirical magazine. It translates to “Seedy people knife themselves. Rich people are in Côte d’Azur”. I found this cartoon [here] and I tracked down the source to see if there are other cartoons related to Lebanon or the Arab world.

Charlie pour toujours!
On ne sait trop quoi faire contre la satire. Elle est par nature subversive et le rire qu’elle provoque est parfois destructeur de certitudes. Umberto Eco, dans Le Nom de la Rose, avait fait du rire le pivot de son célèbre roman, porté au cinéma. Le bibliothécaire aveugle de l’abbaye, Jorge de Burgos dit: "Le rire tue la peur, et sans la peur, il n’y a pas de foi, sans la peur, il n’y a plus besoin de Dieu. Pouvons-nous rire de Dieu? Le monde retomberait dans le chaos."

Myriam Klink Figured Out The Best Way To Help Refugees Dying Of Cold In Lebanon

Syrian boy died from the cold in a refugee camp in Lebanon
Thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing a merciless winter and children are dying of cold inside camps. Many refugees don’t have the adequate clothing for this freezing weather and some were seen wearing flip flops only. In order to contain this crisis, a lot of NGOs are launching initiatives to collect clothes and donations to keep the refugees warm.

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(ink and digital color حبر ولون رقمي)

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