indirectly Israel. who is Christian, has been an icon Lebanese of all stripes can agree on, with her music touting love of the country above its divisions. That reputation was enshrined during Lebanon bloody 1975 1990 civil war, when she stayed in the country. Love for her extends across the Arab world because of her songs to Jerusalem and the Palestinians, supporting their cause against Israel.
criticized Ziad for pulling Fairouz into narrow alleys of Lebanese politics. He added that Rahbani is for saying everything in interviews without any self censorship. Nike Red Hoodies
In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 file photo, Lebanon diva Fairouz, one of the Arab world most popular singers performs during a concert in the coastal town of Jounieh, Lebanon. Through decades of conflict, there has been one thing all Lebanese could agree on, their adoration of the country's iconic singer Fairouz, who stood unquestioned above the fray with her anthems to Lebanon and Palestine and songs of love. Now the 78 singer has been dragged into the thick of the country's bitter political and sectarian divisions after her son said in an interview that she loves the leader of Hezbollah, sparking an uproar among opponents of the Shiite guerrilla group. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
The comments by Fairouz son touched off the increasing divisions in the country over Hezbollah. The Syrian and Iranian backed group gained prominence and support in Lebanon and around the Arab world for its fight against Israel.
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Rahbani comments appear to have caused disagreements within his family. His sister, Rima, who is a close aide to Fairouz, wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday that no one can speak for their mother and Nike Tracksuit Mens Sale
The criticism increased this year when the group sent fighters to back Syrian President Bashar Assad against rebels in that country bloody civil war. Since openly joining the war in May, battle hardened Hezbollah fighters have helped Syrian forces capture areas near the capital Damascus as well as the strategic town of Qusair near Lebanon. That has infuriated Sunnis in Lebanon and elsewhere in the region, who largely support the rebels.
But her son comments threatened to tarnish her with the same brush as Hezbollah in the eyes of critics.
surprising campaign is an indication that the country is heading toward destruction, parliament speaker Nabih Berri, head of a Shiite party allied to Hezbollah, told the As Safir newspaper.
The storm has brought warnings from politicians that Lebanon society itself is fraying an indication of just how prominent a national symbol Fairouz is.
In mid December, Fairouz son Ziad Rahbani, a prominent composer and playwright who openly expresses his support for Hezbollah, told a news website linked to the group that his mother loves Hezbollah chief Sheik Hassan Nasrallah lot. added that his mother will be angry with me as she did last time when I gave a TV interview and revealed some of her personal matters. She boycotted me. Last year he told the Lebanon based TV station Al Mayadeen that his mother points of view in politics are far from mine. after the uproar began, Rahbani gave an interview to Lebanon pro Syrian Al Mayadeen TV, saying Nasrallah and Fairouz are Lebanon two most important figures over the past 60 years. He said Crop Top Nike those who criticize them are Nike Blue Jackets
But it has long had opponents in Lebanon, particularly among the Sunni community, because of its domination over the country politics and its state within a state status, backed by its guerrillas, who are even more powerful than the military.
Now the 78 singer has been dragged into the thick of the country bitter political and sectarian divisions after her son said in an interview that she loves the leader of Hezbollah, sparking an uproar among opponents of the Shiite guerrilla group.
you know how many Lebanese were draped in Lebanese flags because of Hezbollah policies, Koteich asked, referring to the flags draped on coffins.
Angry critics on Twitter and Facebook and in Lebanese newspapers have sharply said Fairouz should stay out of politics, some even accusing her of treachery while supporters has indignantly replied that she is free to support whomever she chooses. Fairouz herself has remained silent: Throughout her career, she has never expressed her political opinions and she rarely gives interviews.
BEIRUT Through decades of conflict, there has been one thing all Lebanese could agree on, their adoration of the country iconic singer Fairouz, who stood unquestioned above the fray with her anthems to Lebanon and Palestine and songs of love.
you seriously love Nasrallah, do you know how many have been lost in Syria because of the war and Hezbollah intervention in Syria, Nadim Koteich, host of a news show on Lebanon Future TV and a sharp critic of Hezbollah, said on his show recently, addressing Fairouz.
are saying people need to lay off the criticism, given Fairouz status. Druse leader Walid Jumblatt issued a statement saying Fairouz should be kept out of controversy, describing her as of national Lebanese heritage. Nasrallah spoke about the issue in a speech last week marking the assassination of one of his group military commanders, though he didn specifically name the singer.
He also pointed indirectly at assassinations of nearly a dozen anti Syrian figures in Lebanon since 2005, which some have blamed on Hezbollah, though the group denies any role.
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