Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Lebanese Town’s Dilemma Teaches about Islam, Freedom, and The Future of Europe

Summary: A Muslim village in southern Lebanon resists Hizballah's demands for Islamism, teaching us all about the nature of Muslims, Western democracy, and how Middle East policy should be formulated.

By Barry Rubin

I’m fascinated by little stories reflecting the big picture.

So consider the south Lebanese town of Hula, about which MEMRI provides a Lebanese television report. Hizballah militants arrived in the village—after hitting other places—to stop the sale of alcohol.
They surrounded the house of Wasef Hussein, the local liquor seller, and demanded he stop. The Lebanese army eventually arrived and got them to leave.

Hussein’s response is interesting:

Read it all:

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