LBن... LBCI Changes Logo in Solidarity with Iraq's Christians

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After Lebanese networks last week aired a unified newscast in solidarity with Palestinians suffering a bloody war in the Gaza Strip, LBCI television launched on Monday a new campaign to condemn the Islamic State's attacks on Christians in Iraq.

LBCI changed its logo to “Lbن,” and took the initiative after Muslim Iraqi journalist Dalia al-Aqidi wore a cross around her neck in solidarity with her country's Christian minority.

"From Mosul to Beirut, we are all ن,” LBCI said at the beginning of its evening newscast.

It continued: “We are all subjected to threats because we are different, whether it was about our religious beliefs, our sex, or our skin color.”

"We are all doomed because of Palestine's occupation, and because of sectarian walls in the East and we will not tolerate turning into walls on which letters of death or of displacement are written,” it added.

The newscast was referring to the letter N, ن in Arabic, which refers to “Nassarah” – the term by which the Koran refers to Christians. Since its rise, the Islamic State militants had in been tagging Christian houses in Iraq with the letter N.

The local network then announced that in solidarity “with ourselves and with Iraq's Christians and Muslims,” LBCI's logo will become Lbن, and launched the hashtag #Lbن on social media websites.

LBCI hoped that its initiative would be translated into a solidarity campaign adopted by other media outlets in the country.

Al-Aqidi, the Iraqi journalist whose symbolic step was met with great support on social media, insisted in an interview on LBCI that those attacking Christians in Iraq “do not represent Islam.”

"I have not been harassed yet (for wearing the cross) and I like to call myself an Iraqi, not a Sunni,” she said.

Se explained to MTV that she did not change her religious affiliation.

"I am not an apostate but I am not with those killing Christians in my name,” she said.

"We called for wearing the cross to express our rage over and our rejection of these oppressive approaches,” al-Aqidi told An Nahar daily about her campaign, rejecting to take a neutral stance.

“'The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis',” she elaborated, quoting Italian poet Dante.


Comments 15
Missing karim1 28 July 2014, 22:00

Maybe the LF should change its logo too, to "Fal ya7kom al ikhwan".

Protectors of the Christians al, LOL.

Thumb cash.puppet 29 July 2014, 19:02

LF fanboy accusing others of being brainwashed. L.O.L.

Missing zakariah 28 July 2014, 23:25

Not really the time for LOLs my friend

Missing coolmec 29 July 2014, 00:01

I agree with you/ I should add however, you can only expect a fairly decent from Karim every once in a while. He cannot post a good or decent comment every time so.....

Thumb thefool 29 July 2014, 00:11

The worst part of it all is that the World is doing absolutely Nothing.

The "world community" only interferes if they have direct personal interests, and slander on us with the stupidest emotional excuses for interfering. Nobody has shame anymore.

Thumb beiruti 29 July 2014, 09:24

When the world will not help, you have to stand on your own, do not be intimidated, and the world will come to you and offer it's support because you have shown courage in the face of intimidation. You are not harami people, but a strong people.

Missing rudy 29 July 2014, 10:46

you're right. they're better off sitting on naharnet the whole day making stupid childish posts

Thumb jabal10452 29 July 2014, 12:46

The last place in the Middle East where Christians have any chance of existing as a free people is Lebanon. And instead of being united in the face of very real existential threats to their very presence in Lebanon, they are bitterly divided. I blame Geagea, Aoun, Gemayel, Franjieh and even, respectfully, the Batrak for this sorry state of affair that is driving us to extinction, albeit at microscopic speed that is not noticeable today, but will be glaring in the not-too-distant future.
Our so-called leaders have not shown the ability to shoulder the historic responsibility of uniting us, because only in unity of purpose do we stand a chance. Our "leaders" must go, or be made to go.

Default-user-icon IamN (Guest) 12 August 2014, 16:27

We already have a leader who loves us so much He sacrificed His own son for our sake. We don't need a charismatic leader to tell us what to do. His son already did, so we follow.

Thumb nickjames 29 July 2014, 16:01

Actually a smart comment Flamethrower. It's all nice but it means nothing if it isn't stopped. Israel is ignoring Kerry and ISIS listens to no one. There needs to be some military intervention because it seems clear that the Iraqi army isn't enough. As for Israel, it's reached the point where the US should condemn them (at least diplomatically). But under the table the US is tired of Hamas. The things Obama said have been very cosmetic.

Missing actionmen 29 July 2014, 16:32

True bigjohn and before them your beloved leader bashar and before him Hafez.
Who butchered more christians ya KBIR ya bigjohn?Isis or hafez el assad???

Thumb music66 29 July 2014, 16:54

rave lady, good on her there are that many who dare to speak where she is at. Serious round of applause. Can someone please give her a medal.

As a muslim I too believe in the bible as we all should. We are all gods creation. Supporting our christian friends and fellow human beings.
LB, Hope that other broadcasting services especially in the middle east follow in your humane steps.

Thumb music66 29 July 2014, 16:55

Brave Lady

Thumb music66 29 July 2014, 17:01

Yes I read it all, but according to IS they didn't write it. They claim it to be a hoax and said it was done Months ago.

Thumb music66 29 July 2014, 17:01

I am talking about the fatwa about FGM , ( Female,G mutilation. )