Hassan Denounces Decision of Hadath Mayor

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Interior Minister Raya al-Hasan on Thursday denounced a decision reportedly taken by municipal chief of Hadath, George Aoun, banning Muslims from renting or purchasing real estate in the Christian majority area.

“I have been notified of the remarks made by Hadath municipal chief. Mount Lebanon governor has been requested to hear what Aoun has to say. He will be asked to draw back his remarks if they turn out to be true,” said Hassan in remarks made to LBCI TV station.

Earlier this week, social media platforms circulated a post published on Facebook by Mohammed Aouad who recorded his experience of being banned from renting an apartment in Hadath because he is a Muslim.

To that, Aoun said in televised remarks on LBCI: “The decision was taken nine years ago and we won’t back down because we want to preserve national coexistence.”

He said “only 40% of Hadath is occupied by Christian inhabitants, while 60% are of the brethren Shiite community.”

“We don't want to change the demography of the area,” he noted, stressing that the decision garners support of inhabitants of the area, President Michel Aoun, the Speaker and Hizbullah leader.

“The President (Michel Aoun,) residents of the area, Speaker Nabih Berri, Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah are all in support,” he said.

“The move is unconstitutional,” the Interior Minister argued noting that he will be asked to withdraw it.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 9
Thumb janoubi 20 June 2019, 13:54

This country is indeed a bad joke.

Thumb s.o.s 20 June 2019, 14:27

The perfect recipe for civil war. What a lovely mayor!

Thumb janoubi 20 June 2019, 15:30

municipal chief of Hadath, George Aoun!

Thumb s.o.s 20 June 2019, 15:37

I read that. That’s why a law must be passed preventing anyone from the Aoun family to be eligible to apply for a high responsibility job in the public sector, whether it’s in the government, presidency or as local representative . Enough is enough!

Thumb s.o.s 20 June 2019, 14:36

““We don't want to change the demography of the area,” he noted, stressing that the decision garners support of inhabitants of the area, President Michel Aoun, the Speaker and Hizbullah leader.”

Then I guess that if these warlords and war criminals agree to this, all Shia must return to Nabatieh and the Druze must leave many areas of the Chouf and so on. Many areas of central Beirut would become livable again.

Missing rabiosa 20 June 2019, 16:54

They all talk about Lebanon being too small to divide, yet they live in their fiefdoms and cantons. The country or whatever is left of it is in all practicality a coalition of religious cantons.

Religion rules every fucking thing in this dysfunctional country. I have nothing against religion. I believe spiritually, but do not live my life religiously.

I value my god given freedom and Liberty to do what I want when I want and not to follow what am being told or asked to do.

Thumb s.o.s 20 June 2019, 18:49

Discrimination can never be a good thing. What Christians should do and have done in the past is to ask newcomers to adopt the local traditions so no one could differentiate a Christian from a mitwele. No turbans, no shooting in the air, and the list goes on.

Assimilation is the answer to everyone’s problems, it doesn’t mean converting. But , again, no veils or chadors , nothing of the sort and if newcomers don’t like it, they’re free to return to where they came from.

Thumb lebanon_first 20 June 2019, 21:35

Sos. Akid, if they accept it. But no, they dont like it. And they will not assimilate. They want to us to assimilate !

Thumb ex-fpm 20 June 2019, 18:53

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