At least three people have been killed and up to 45 wounded in clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
Fighting began Monday night and continued into Tuesday on Syria Street, the symbolic “dividing line” between the Sunni Muslim district of Bab al-Tabbaneh and the Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen in the predominantly Sunni city.
An estimated 10 Lebanese soldiers were injured in the fighting. Violence has periodically occured in Lebanon over the Syrian conflict, and concerns that the war will spillover into neighboring countries are heightened.
The fighting has come less than a week after a series of abductions of Syrians and Turkish nationals in Lebanon by the Meqdad clan. The Megdad clan kidnapped the group to exchange them with 12 Lebanese citizens held hostage by opposition forces in Syria.
Source: Foreign Policy
The Middle East is a tinder box, reedy to explode into violence.
The reason behind this violence is despotic rule since the Arabian world got independence from colonial rulers from 1930-onwards.
The Muslim world has no traditions for submission to human rights and democracy. They are told to submit to Islam.
Jesus told us what kind of a fruit Islam is. A bad three can simply not bear good fruits.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Lebanon was the Paris of the Middle East till Islam started to re-concur this predominately Christian nation from 1974. The fruits of Pax-French colonialism in the Middle East have been bad.
Written by Ivar