Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Michel Sleiman's new refrain: 'Thou shall only sing my praise!'

"... A Lebanese singer was briefly detained on Wednesday for slander over a song posted on YouTube in which he urges President Michel Sleiman to "go home," his attorney told AFP. "General prosecutor Said Mirza ordered Zeid Hamdan detained for a song posted more than 18 months ago," Nizar Saghieh said.
"This is shocking," he added. "This case concerning the reputation of the president suddenly erupts while in the entire region you have heads of state being brought down and the people calling on them to leave. "It is surreal in Lebanon to have this taking place."...
The reggae-style English language song ends with the following lyrics: "General Sleiman, you're a miracle man for peace in the nation. General Sleiman you're a miracle man. Gene, gene, general go home."...
'First prize for schmuckery!'
"It's hilarious really," a company official said, requesting anonymity. "Here you have all these revolutions going on in the Arab world and we have this in Lebanon."
Last year, three people were detained in Lebanon for using the social networking website Facebook also to allegedly slander the president..."

4 comments:

Bloedi, apologies for vulgarity said...

Next thing he's going to arrest whoever gave him that trophy in the photo, because his reflection isn't flattering. "The mirror reflection in that trophy was offensively distorting. Made my neck look like old lady genitalia."

Anonymous said...

He is a coward, a weakling and a CIA stooge for decades....but he has dreams of a feudal nature....

Anonymous said...

Why is the brief arrest being blamed on President Suleiman? He's not the one who orders arrests and he's not the one who created the anti-slander law.

Anonymous said...

And he is not the one who deserves to be President anyway....