Canadian Billboard Honors US Soldier Killers!
Charles Johnson yesterday reported on the Hezbollah billboard that is displayed in Windsor, Canada.
I came across a photo of the billboard today:
A woman, who wishes to be identified as Ghina takes a photo of a billboard displaying a message on behalf of the Windsor Arab and Lebanese community. Ghina feels that the men on the billboard at Marion Avenue and Wyandotte Street East all represent peace and does not find the message offensive and agrees with it’s message wholeheartedly. The billboard displaying a photo of Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has upset some members of the arab community in Windsor. (Photograph by : Ian Willms/CanWest News Service)
Canadians are honoring Hassan Nasrallah the leader of Hezbollah an organization that killed 241 American servicemen in Beirut in 1983.
One of the people responsible for a controversial billboard depicting Hezbollah’s leader said they did it to honour their freedom fighting families back home — and it’s their Canadian right to do so.
“In Canada we want peace,” said Hussein Dabaja, a Lebanese-born Hezbollah supporter. “We’re not trying to offend anybody. We have freedom of speech. It’s a free country. We can do anything. Every Lebanese in Canada has somebody that died in Lebanon, the freedom fighters. Who is Hezbollah? Our brothers, our family, our parents, our friends. We came to Canada and they stayed there to fight.”
The billboard went up Friday in Windsor, and immediately drew fire from the Windsor Jewish Community Centre, the Lebanese Christian political group Kataeb and others.
Among other Lebanese leaders, the sign prominently depicts Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the political and military group representing Shia Muslims. Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by the Canadian government, was created in 1982 primarily to resist the Israeli occupation of Lebanon that lasted two decades.
“The sign shows the Lebanese community finally got a chance to express their feelings about what is going on, to show respect,” said sign supporter Ayat Choukeir. “Before we were Canadians we were all Lebanese. To see a part of Lebanon in our city makes us really happy.”
Dabaja said the billboard was not meant to be an anti-Jewish statement.
Here is how Nasrallah and hezbollah teach peace:
“Death to America! Death to America!”
On Monday the billboard was quietly replaced with a car dealership ad.