Asir's Supporters Block Sidon Roads to Prevent Burial of Hizbullah Fighter

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Supporters of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir blocked several roads in Sidon on Wednesday to stop the burial of a Hizbullah fighter at a Sunni cemetery in the southern coastal city.

Media reports said several Sidon residents joined the protest.

Their move prompted the mourners to bury the fighter at the cemetery of the Shiite sect in Sidon.

Hizbullah has lately held funerals for members whom officials close to the group say died in the town of Qusayr in Syria's central province of Homs while fighting rebels seeking to topple the regime of President Bashar Assad.

Rami Abdul-Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Wednesday that the government and Hizbullah bombarded Qusayr with rocket launchers.

Qusayr lies near the Lebanese border on land corridor linking the capital Damascus with the Mediterranean coast.

Last month, al-Asir urged Sunnis to join the rebels.

"There is a religious duty on every Muslim who is able to do so... to enter into Syria in order to defend its people, its mosques and religious shrines, especially in Qusayr and Homs," Asir said.

He said joining the fight in Homs was "especially a duty for the Lebanese because Lebanon provides the only gateway" into central Syria.

The cleric said his address mainly targeted "residents of the border areas," but added: "This fatwa (religious decree) affects us all, especially those who have military experience."

Asir has seen his following swell in the past year, in part due to his firebrand speeches and staunch opposition to Hizbullah.

Comments 36
Default-user-icon dd (Guest) 22 May 2013, 12:49

and some people ask why christians want partition? 3aych mouchtarak? where everybody is armed but U? 3aych mouchtarak where u are under the law and all others are above it? moutraneyn nkhatafo metel el frerige ma hadan sa2al 3annon ou rijel el din gheir tawayef 'Rais el joumhourieh' ma byestarji yehki ma3on?!

Thumb mckinl 22 May 2013, 12:50

Here we go in Sidon once again ... Asir is nothing more than a Wahhabi puppet that gets his money and his orders from the GCC.

The US-NATO-GCC are lashing out over their losses in Syria ... Tripoli, Sidon, threatening Lebanese banks, an Army plot all coming from these enemies of Lebanon.

Missing mohammad_ca 22 May 2013, 13:03

ah the only people threatening Lebanon's security are the ones engaging in an all out battle IN ANOTHER COUNTRY that has a ferocious revolutionary army that will inevitably attack Lebanese areas once they free their country.

Thumb mckinl 22 May 2013, 14:34

@ mohammad_ca

"IN ANOTHER COUNTRY that has a ferocious revolutionary army that will inevitably attack Lebanese areas once they free their country."

Sloppy thinking ... They are losing and even if they did win they would have no appetite or material left to fight Lebanon.

Missing mohammad_ca 22 May 2013, 15:36

how is it sloppy to think that they will come back and take revenge against hizbocrap? and if they weren't winning then why would ASSad bring in hizbocrap and Irani fighters to try and save him?

Thumb mckinl 22 May 2013, 14:30

I have thought about it ... Assad can only minimize his losses but the US_NATO_GCC cabal will have lost face and power by not winning ...

Default-user-icon dd (Guest) 22 May 2013, 12:53

At least this guy (which I dont approve at all) is saying out loud what every other Lebanese is saying low! At least this guy insulted the new Lebanese God 'nasrala' like he is insulting Lebanon daily!

Missing mohammad_ca 22 May 2013, 13:01

la habibi, 3ali badon yodfnooh...yroo7o yodefnooh matra7 ma fitis bil Qusayr... ;)

Missing mohammad_ca 22 May 2013, 15:34

shighil? fitis fida alASSad khalle alASSad ydfno...sheklak badak tl7a2o :) 32belak ;)

Missing mohammad_ca 22 May 2013, 18:38

if he was in Lebanon's official army I would agree that "it's work for him" otherwise no.

Default-user-icon John Marina (Guest) 22 May 2013, 13:04

Only in Lebanon can these animals flourish, they are paid well by ....., the impotent Lebanese government is impotent and paralized to take any drastic action against those animals who are paid by the Saudis and Qataris.

Missing maroun 22 May 2013, 13:50

you forgot to mention Iran and the Syrian regime ..or are you one of those who only believe what his leaders tell him..brainwashed sheep

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghalayini (Guest) 22 May 2013, 13:49

as long as they are fighting outside lebanon the more the merrier, i dont find any obstacle to bury them in lebanon if they promess to die elsewhere.

Thumb LebCynic 22 May 2013, 15:15

Look at this filthy excuse for a human being... He urges his wahabi/salafi terrorist's to take up arms against the Syrian government but retaliates when against a person that has given his life for his fellow brothers. Obviously the shahid was a sunni Muslim and that goes to show that not all sunni's should be tainted with wahabi/salafi brush.

Missing siyeseh 22 May 2013, 16:11

Translation, if a muslim is willing to fight with hezballah in killing muslims then he is a good muslim and thus he shouldnt be called wahhabi.
Hezballah is a shiite group, they dont take in mainstream muslims. It may be that he had converted to shiaism and his family wanted to bury him in their own. In the past, hezballah created a militia made up of diffirent religions on the side, but it was never integrated with the regular hezballah army which is a 100% shiite army based on 12:er jafari iranian teachings. Not even a shiite who isent religious enough can join.

Missing siyeseh 22 May 2013, 16:02

So hezballah goes to kill muslims in syria and then they want to be buried in a muslim cemetery? Lek, bury him in a shia cemetery or are they full from all the dead hezbis returning from syria?

Missing siyeseh 22 May 2013, 17:34

Yes indeed shia fighters who go fight muslims in syria are terrorists.

Missing siyeseh 23 May 2013, 03:01

Bigjohn, I do not see what that has to do with anything? Of course, i agree that the muslim world has not done what it supposed to do in helping out whether in Palestine or elsewhere and how could they when the muslim world is run by puppets? I like many others used to defend hezballah against their critics, but after may 2008 i saw a diffirent side of them which made them appear as hypocrites especially since they used proxies to do their dirty secterian work in beyrout so that they wouldnt loose their image as disciplined. And now after they fuel secterianism by sending their shia army to go fight muslims in syria, helping out a filthy regime and their local shabbi7a thugs, i see them more clearly than ever. Their supporter's daily filthy talk, insults and threats, them bragging about what hezb is doing made me see that what hezballah claimed to stand for was all an act. They are just like the extreme wahhabis. I will never respect hezballah again after this.

Thumb lebanon_first 22 May 2013, 16:46

what does this clown assir have to do with burial of people in their towns?
Poor Hezbollah fighters. They accepted to be hired by the HA milicia because they needed money. They died without honor fighting a fellow arab. They lost their life and their death. Let them at least be buried in peace.

Thumb primesuspect 22 May 2013, 16:49

Poor? No, they're rich.... They have iranian's money n their pockets whilst Iranians inniran are starving to death.

Thumb primesuspect 22 May 2013, 16:48

Well done Asseer, let them throw the terrorist in the sea like bin laden, let him feed the fish wrapped in his yellow flag.

Thumb applepie 22 May 2013, 18:38

In reply to banima3roof's question about why they wanted to bury him in a sunni plot:

The full story in the daily star shows that he comes from a sunni family with a shiite mother. He turned shiite and joined hizbullah.

His father insisted he be buried in a sunni plot in his hometown of saida whereas his will states he wants to be buried in the shiite cemetry.

So you can quit yapping and thank aseer for granting this martyr's final wish :)

Just sayin'...

Missing maroun1 22 May 2013, 18:48

Terrorists do not die as martyrs, they end up in hell.

Thumb applepie 22 May 2013, 19:04


You say to-may-to, i say to-mah-to.

Missing realist 22 May 2013, 19:13

I hope the rational sector of the she3a community brings HA to its senses. HA can not win the civil war in Lebanon and should not fall victim to its ego and miscalculations. They thought they could take Qusair in few hours and found out that fighting fellow determined Muslims is no picnic. If civil war befalls Lebanon there will be no borders and everyone will lose. The only winner in the middle east in Israel, that is the truth.

Missing maroun1 22 May 2013, 19:20

What rational shite sector? 95% of shites in lebanon support bashar and hezballah according to new polls.

Thumb applepie 22 May 2013, 19:41

You can wish for all sorts of things but clearly you have no inkling on the issue, which you are not to be blamed for since obviously you simply repeat what you are taught.

As for the depletion of hizbullah, tell me O wise one, how do you deplete a cause, an idea, an unbelievable will? A more plausible idea would be the depletion of the money you receive to stick with a group whose allegiance lies with the enemy.

Anyway we can discuss this all night but i am unavailable because contrary to your belief, i am not paid by iran for my support. I actually have to work.

Missing peace 22 May 2013, 19:52

enwrapped in the hezbi flag, not the lebanese one! for fighters pretending to defend lebanese in syria? LOL what hypocrits....

Default-user-icon ELCHE (Guest) 22 May 2013, 20:17

his full name is Ahmad LOL Al Assir...the funniest guy ever...salbe...

Thumb shoo-yaba 22 May 2013, 22:44

This is just a question and no need for Thumbs up or down, just need to understand. Why does Hizi people/fighters use the Hitler Salute with their hands? Is ti because he use to kill jews, or is there a better reason?

Thumb shoo-yaba 22 May 2013, 22:45

Sorry for double posting :(

Missing peace 22 May 2013, 23:10

yes the roar... kataeb have a nazi background....

Missing peace 22 May 2013, 23:16

so? what is your point? he is as stupid as nasrallah making hypocrit televised speeches...

Missing peace 22 May 2013, 23:59

assir or nasrallah are both extremists.... if you cannot see that then ou are blinded by your M8 propaganda....

respected by israel? LOL....

Default-user-icon hussein (Guest) 23 May 2013, 00:08

its all about the mountaineaa region of qusayr to full control it it will take 250 martyrs

Thumb sophia_angle 23 May 2013, 09:34

General wbasss :)