Library Owned by Father Ibrahim Sarrouj Torched in Tripoli

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Unknown assailants on Friday set fire to a famous library owned by Father Ibrahim Sarrouj in the northern city of Tripoli.

“Firemen are trying to extinguish the blaze that erupted in Father Ibrahim Sarrouj's library in Tripoli's al-Rahbat street,” LBCI television reported.

The torching of the al-Saeh Library comes after reports that claimed the father had published a book deemed insulting to Islam.

Bashir Hazzouri, an employee at the library, was shot and wounded on Thursday in the old souks of Tripoli.

Al-Saeh Library is considered one of the most renowned libraries in Tripoli and the second largest in Lebanon.

Sarrouj says the library contains more than 70,000 books.

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Default-user-icon Cheese burger with fries (Guest) 03 January 2014, 23:17

By penalizing his family, the hizb are doing the same as what the isrealis do to palistinian bombers, destroy their houses. The hizb is a curse on lebanon, and their evil has bought many other evils upon us

Thumb bill_the_butcher 03 January 2014, 23:22

Shame

Missing imagine_1979 03 January 2014, 23:48

True what a shame.... Real disgrace, poor city...

Thumb ice-man 04 January 2014, 09:46

@sagh.... Christmas is over. Start planning for Valentine.

Default-user-icon Nancy Jdid (Guest) 04 January 2014, 00:03

alright is it sure? they did that because of the Father had published a book deemed insulting to Islam.

Missing coolmec 04 January 2014, 00:11

Hello again imagine\
It is a shame indeed. This library contained over 70,000 books. Is it all gone?

Missing imagine_1979 04 January 2014, 01:05

Apparently... It was one place that would give u hope in tripoli...
Look at facebook tripoli 24 those guys are actifs...

Thumb Senescence 04 January 2014, 00:13

Lamentable and extremely dispiriting.

May Father Ibrahim muster the resolve to palliate his sorrow.

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 00:30

It looks like Takfiri criminals raging in Tripoli. I miss the days when leftists and Nationalists controlled the city.

Missing imagine_1979 04 January 2014, 01:08

The gutys who killed 40 leftist in one night, throw some alive in the sea with body in batoun, the guys who implemented charia in tripoli and mina during civil war and use to spill acid on unveiled women is hachem minkara, sent back from syria few years ago and now march 8 political ally... But why talk...
Really sad situation....

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 01:17

After Shaaban died, Islamic Tahweed vanished. His son tried to create a new Tawheed that is pro-m8. This organization is VERY SMALL and ARE NOT Takfiris. This NEW generation of Takfiris are allied with M14.

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 01:37

imagine_1979...I am not that familiar with Hashem Minkara and what was his role in Mina massacre 30 years ago (I heard different things from different people). It does not matter! TODAY, Islamic Tawheed is very small group (unfortunately) and MOST IMPORTANTLY is AGAINST the Takfiris ideology!

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 01:59

The NEW SMALL Tahweed group is FAR from being a PROGRESSIVE group. But, the fact that they are against the Takfiris is a MAJOR improvement from the way the organization was 30 years ago, AND the fact it is NOT a VIOLENT CRIMINAL TAKFIRI group is very SIGNIFICANT. I would not have bothered to reply if it was not significant.

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 02:12

banisitzeinab...you are the same idiot under more than 20 different names so far who have been calling me a Syrian Qawmi for the last 5 years because I said that I live in Koura. If you have ANY intelligence you would have guessed that I am a Leftist (unless you think Riad Rahbani is Qawmi Suri).

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 02:13

Corr...Ziad not riad

Thumb smarty 04 January 2014, 00:38

It's Assad.... he wants to destroy lebanon because of the STL.

Missing greatpierro 04 January 2014, 00:52

That is Islam

Missing imagine_1979 04 January 2014, 01:10

No u sectarian s... Abb sarouj the owner of yhis shop would have... In fact he wouldnot even have responded to u.... It's people like who who makes our country like shit...
But thx for the input anyway...

Thumb proudm14 04 January 2014, 01:04

hang the guilty from the neck.

Thumb proudm14 04 January 2014, 01:05

extremist shia on the other hand, pinnacle of intellect...

Thumb sword_of_yazid 04 January 2014, 01:14

"The torching of the al-Saeh Library comes after reports that claimed the father had published a book deemed insulting to Islam.
"

What about Khomeini's fatwa on Salman Rushdie?

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 01:25

NO ONE in his right mind will publish a book in Lebanon like satanic Verses!!! This reminds me more like when Marcel khalifa sung a song by poet Mahmoud Darwish taken from the Koran and Mufti Qabani wanted him imprisoned, and if it was not for Shiite Sheik fadallah support, Marcel Khalifa would have been in jail until now.

Missing imagine_1979 04 January 2014, 01:32

Liberty of thoughts is a must for freedome not to drawn in totilarism and obscurentism... Yes i know west stupidity, but u know whar it works and i would rather live like a stupid western guy than an itanian (our saoudia) one... Hezbollah and co. are not teally helping..
But again not the subject... And once again stupidity and fanatism are found un all religions...
Defenetively no plus ine for u on this sad evening....

Missing peace 04 January 2014, 01:35

"after reports that claimed the father had published a book deemed insulting to Islam."

according to the article those who did it had the same set of mind as khomeiny...

same extremists different sect... LOL

Missing bigjohn 04 January 2014, 01:48

Off course, as a secularist from A christian family, I do not agree with Khomani fatwa against Salman Rushdi. But, it is very naive to suggest that a book like Rushdi's would be published in Lebanon. You have those like takfiris who see things in black and white and Shiite clergy who are opened for "interpretation". Also, the Christian Clergy also have powers here in the middle east. The Divinci code was banned in Lebanon and Elton John was not allowed to perform in Egypt when he called Christ gay.

Missing michel_saba 04 January 2014, 03:29

Akh ya lebnen chou cha3bak ghabeh.

Missing awireless 04 January 2014, 04:17

Michel, I totally agree.

Missing coolmec 04 January 2014, 07:20

100 correct ya michel

Thumb ice-man 04 January 2014, 09:49

Agreed but with few exceptions: mowaten, flamethrower, and their other names.

Thumb cedre 04 January 2014, 04:10

there are rumors from locals that this was done for property development reasons. he was asked to sell and he refused. Did anybody hear him on TV/radio ?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdFjvjAIEAAmKkW.jpg:large

Missing cedars 04 January 2014, 05:02

An investigation will need to occur and cameras will need to be planted surrounding the library to protect father Sarrouj.
A proper trial for those who did it must occur.

Default-user-icon reboot (Guest) 04 January 2014, 05:15

p guess ali mamlouk at last for someone to replace michel samaha

Thumb ice-man 04 January 2014, 09:49

I hope you were not traumatized by it in your childhood.

Thumb saturn 04 January 2014, 10:08

Very good, fal yahkom al ikhwan please.

Thumb saturn 04 January 2014, 10:46

Did you tell the good doctor that?

Thumb scorpyonn 04 January 2014, 12:05

Islamic fever is sweeping Lebanon and sending us back into the Middle Ages

Default-user-icon j. (Guest) 04 January 2014, 13:49

where they burn books, they will soon burn people.

Thumb Lebanon4life 04 January 2014, 14:54

What a shame !!

Thumb -phoenix1 04 January 2014, 16:32

Whoever did this must be a genuine coward, utterly sick and mad and well beyond cure.

Missing cedars 04 January 2014, 18:22

Only solution is: build jails to contain every individual who has even a gun for 1 yr

Default-user-icon Hasan (Guest) 04 January 2014, 18:54

STOP blaming other groups, BLAME is NOT going to resolve ANY problems here.
We need to unite together, all of us, as one, as the LEBANESE. I've had enough of this bollocks! I say, we should blame those who DON'T want us to unite as one, THOSE are our true enemies!

Enough bloodshed, let's replant the Cedar Trees! Let's Rebuild our country!

Thumb cedre 05 January 2014, 00:17

of course bashar is very good for syria, one of ur most stupid post ever...