The author of the article (Roula Hajjar) tried to do as much as they can to capitalise on the death of a respected figure in Allepo. I couldn’t let it stand and I gave them my word. You cannot hide behind journalism when you try and desecrate someone’s funeral. This may be acceptable behaviour in Lebanon as part of the Hariri gang but in Syria we still have our value system. Even if a man dies whom you may disagree with, or a mass murderer who is hated, you must respect the dead. Disrespecting the dead includes making up lies about their funeral to further your own political agenda.
I just can’t believe how disrespectful this author is. This really takes disrespect of the Syrian people to an all time low.The implications that he was murdered through a staged heart attack is disgusting. The so-called LCC is completely bankrupt in terms of credibility. There was an incident in Deir Ez Zour where they claimed the new governor had died and that his building was torched an hour before an attempt was made on the building. An attempt, mind you, that failed, meaning that this LCC group is extremely well connected to the terrorists who have carried it out.So, basically, the entire article relies on two entities: some reporter from Beirut, hundreds of kilometers from Allepo and a quasi-terrorist organisation (LCC). Great start, it’s like reading a paper from the Taliban itself.Next, we have the utter callousness of turning this respected man’s funeral into a protester circus. No one, LITERALLY, no one in Allepo supports this insurrection. It’s well known even amongst hardened traitors like the misnamed “Syrian Pride” [Edit: a commentator on the site who tried to reaffirm the content of the article] commenting here. If anyone were to come up and start a protest in front of this elder’s funeral, his families would surely attack these rioters. So right away we know that if someone attacked these alleged protesters (alleged because we have no way to confirm they exist), it would definitely not be “plain clothed police”, but plain clothed family members of the Mufti attending his funeral.Have some respect. You’ve taken things too far, this is absolutely disgusting. Allah Yer7amoh, may his soul rest in peace.
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum.
It’s about time journalists learn what these words mean. Have some decency.
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