Shock in Lebanon as Man Killed in 'IS-Like' Fashion over 'Blasphemy'

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A Lebanese cleric and his brothers have murdered a man and mutilated his body in a method calling to mind the gruesome executions of the Islamic State jihadist group, media reports said.

The incident in the northern district of Dinniyeh followed a verbal dispute between the cleric, Khalil al-Dhaibi, and the 43-year-old victim, Mohammed al-Dhaibi, over a “blasphemous slur,” the reports said.

Al-Jadeed television said the cleric and his brothers “stabbed the man to death, mutilated his corpse and threw him on the side of the road near the town of Burj al-Yahoodiyeh.”

“My brother, who had an aid card from the social affairs ministry, was buying goods from a supermarket before an argument broke out between him and the supermarket owner over a hike in prices,” the victim's brother said in an interview with al-Jadeed.

“My brother, who was spontaneous in his actions, hurled a slur mentioning God over the high prices,” the brother added.

“The cleric asked him why he was blaspheming against God and accused him of apostasy and my brother told him to mind his own business,” the brother explained.

“Are you my God to hold me accountable,” he quoted his brother as telling the cleric.

“The cleric responded and they engaged in a verbal clash and maybe charged against each other and the issue ended at that point,” the brother said.

He added: “The cleric then brought his brothers and they ambushed my brother on the road.”

“They mutilated his body... I met the forensic doctor and he told me about a wound that is 19 centimeters long, 7-8 centimeters deep and 6-7 centimeters wide near the heart... There is a wound near the lung while the hand is cut off and is barely attached to the body. There are also wounds on the legs, the head and the entire body,” the brother added.

“They removed a part of his heart,” he said.

A statement issued by the Internal Security Forces said the victim “insulted the cleric and cursed God” and that both men and the cleric's brothers used knives in the quarrel.

“The ISF's Intelligence Branch arrested one of the brothers in hospital after he was wounded while the two others have turned themselves in to the Branch, knowing that they also suffered knife wounds,” the statement added.

Al-Jadeed meanwhile said that the cleric is the imam of a mosque in the northern area of Deir Amar and that he “has turned himself in to security authorities while expressing pride in what he committed.”

Comments 9
Thumb s.o.s 28 August 2018, 17:07

apprehend every singl religious cleric in our shitty country, ship them by boat to some remote island such as al Sanafir, let them play last man standing.

Bring the survivor back to Leb, shoot him as soon as he debarks . Half of Lebanon’s problems are solved.

Repeat the same process with our politicians.

Thumb justin 28 August 2018, 17:25


Thumb marcus 28 August 2018, 17:34

A cleric? and what does he have in common with God?

This guy should be given to Skeletor to toy with him.

Thumb s.o.s 28 August 2018, 18:20

Eternal damnation for such ‘people’. Let’s not worry about their fates, Aoun will issue a pardon/amnesty very soon.

Thumb galaxy 28 August 2018, 18:35

السجن للبناني عضعض بطفل وقلع أظافره وحرّق جسمه بسيجارة
كان علي فوعاني المهاجر بالباراغواي يعذب فيه وأمه جالسة ترتعد ولا تتلفظ بكلمةالسجن-للبناني-عضعض-بطفل-وقلع-أظافره-وحرّق-جسمه-بسيجارة.html

Thumb whyaskwhy 28 August 2018, 18:38

Al-Jadeed meanwhile said that the cleric is the imam of a mosque in the northern area of Deir Amar and that he “has turned himself in to security authorities while expressing pride in what he committed.”
This is how power given under the auspices of religious belief is abused. The system in our law deprived country justifies religion above the law and hence we see this act of barbaric zealotry happen. start demanding that clerics actually attend school before they begin their pilgrimage of saving souls and you have a different albeit less controlling religion.

Thumb zahle1 28 August 2018, 19:41

I am laughing at the people reading this saying to themselves, this was good, because he blasphemed God he deserved it. We have people in our country that think this was good. That is the sad part. These guys are also at least distant cousins. Shameful!

Thumb sevilla 29 August 2018, 05:36

So now God is happy!

Thumb whyaskwhy 29 August 2018, 20:22

Yes one of the 18 Gods Lebanon has is very happy and satisfied Sevilla lol