Shiite bashing 101
Posted by worriedlebanese on 04/01/2007
It has become a kind of pro-governmental sport to do some Shiite bashing on the air waves, on the net, in the press… in any way possible. Sometimes it is indirect and political; Hezbollah and its supporters are accused of advincing foreign interests at the expense of Lebanon and the Lebanese.
Other times, it is unabashed and interwoven with prejudice. Beirut MP talked about an invasion of Beirut when commenting on the Riad Solh permanent sit-in (or should we say camp-in). He didn’t need to add that its invaders were Shiites, because it is widely (and mistakenly) held that Beirut is a Sunni town and Shiites are foreign to it.