Aoun: Levant Christians Not Newcomers, Govt. to Reflect People Aspirations

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President Michel Aoun stressed Friday that the Christians of the Levant are not “newcomers to this land,” as he noted that the new Lebanese government will reflect “the people's aspirations and balances.”

Aoun was speaking at the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the Metn town of al-Atshaneh.

“The opening of this patriarchate seat is a response to all the attempts to empty the Levant of some of its components and it is a clear message to those who abducted the dear bishops Youhanna Ibrahim – the son of this church -- and Boulos al-Yazigi,” Aoun said.

He underlined that the Christians of the Levant “are not newcomers to this land” and that “they cannot allow any circumstances or suffering to uproot them from it.”

Turning to the latest wave of terrorism in the region, the president said “Christians during the war of terrorism were the victims of a systematic and organized campaign to uproot them from their countries and roots, especially in Iraq and Syria, and previously in Palestine, amid the silence of the international community.”

As for the domestic situation, Aoun said he will “defend the experience of coexistence, balance and mutual respect among the components of this people.”

“Together with everyone, I will seek the formation of a government that reflects the aspirations and balances of the Lebanese people, a government that presents to the world a bright image about our determination to press on with the project of reviving the country, implementing reforms and transparency, and confronting corruption and corrupts,” the president added.

Comments 7
Thumb ___flamethrower___ 22 June 2018, 15:34

Never has Lebanon seen a Christian not newcomer president like this one, ever!

Thumb s.o.s 22 June 2018, 15:47

What’s with the gateway error? DDOS attacks or servers malfunction(s)?

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 22 June 2018, 16:42

That's been happening quite a lot lately. Usually it's as a result of serer overload. It's a classic way to shut off a website. All it take is for a whole bunch of people to log on to it at the same time, overloading the server and resulting in gateway error. Naharnet is not a huge site and it would be easy for whoever hates it's content to lunch such attack, even with limited resources.

Thumb s.o.s 22 June 2018, 19:03

Indeed, It fits the description of a Distributed Denial of Service. It’s cheap, accessible to most people and effective. It’s most certainly a Aouni or Hizbi behind it.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 22 June 2018, 16:34

Aoun: Levant Christians not newcomers.. yeah they are not newcomers to most of the Levant although, according to the gospel of historical chronicler extraordinaire Dr Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, they are to some of the Levant even worse they came as invaders, how 'bout that..
السيد حسن نصرالله : إننا لن نسامح من سيقيم كانتوناً مسيحياً في المنطقة الشرقية، وفي جبيل وكسروان ، لأن هذه مناطق المسلمين وقد جاءها المسيحيون غزاة. جاءت بهم الإمبراطورية البيزنطية ليكونوا شوكة في خاصرة الأمة"

Thumb roflmfao 22 June 2018, 22:14

Yeah, I don't think ay kind of reality is Nasrallah's strong suit let along history. A little history lesson to Hassan and co. We Christians have been living here since the first century. In the 5th century Maronites fleeing Byzantine persecution settled in the mountains of north Lebanon including Jbeil and Keserwan. That's a full century before Muhammad was even born and centuries before Shiites established an emirate there. Poor illiterate dear has probably mixed up the Maronite migration of the 5th century with one that can much later in the 1600s. The dude have been so brainwashed he's convinced that Jesus, the son of God, will be following his Mahdi into battle, probably ridding a horse and twirling a sword like some kind of Ehsan Sadek on the badiyah.

Thumb abul.3abed 22 June 2018, 16:45

Ba-yil kell