Sheikh Assir made it to the ski resort despite objections

sheikh assir at ski resortSalafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir  decided to go skiing Thursday  on the occasion of Prophet Mohmmad’s birthday  and headed to Farayya  slopes but residents of   Kfar Zebian  didn’t fancy him there   and blocked the road to the ski area according to local reports .

Thursday is a national holiday in Lebanon.

Assir wasn’t alone . He was reportedly  in a convoy of more than a dozen cars and buses

According to reports  around 50 people blocked the road of Kfar Zebian.

The Army  didn’t  like what was happening and was able to reopen the road before Assir’s convoy arrived to the town    but the Kfar Zebian residents once again attempted to block the way.

But the army was able to reopen again , after  two people were slightly injured  and Assir’s convoy was finally  able to make it to the ski area.

Interior Minister Marwan Charbel appealed to protesters to respect the state and Assir’s right to reach the ski area.

“We don’t want the problem to grow,” he told LBCI TV.

Former Minister Farid Haykal al-Khazen also arrived at the scene and asked protesters to clear the road, but branded  Assir’s visit as  suspicious and said he hoped the Sheikh would cut his trip short.

assir convoyKhazen, a member of the Free Patriotic Movement, said Wednesday he opposes Assir’s visit to the area and called on him to avoid such trips in the country’s current circumstances.

The Lebanese Forces on the other hand  issued a statement denouncing the attempt to block Assir’s passage to Kesrouan, arguing that all Lebanese have equal rights to visit all Lebanese regions.

“The right of Lebanese people with diverse opinions and affiliations is sacred and there is no justification for blocking roads with fabricated reasons,” said the statement.

There was no word whether Sheikh Assir did actually hit the ski slopes, but judging from the picture all he wanted was to have a look and enjoy the scenery!!

Update: According to LBC Sheikh Assir held a prayer on the slopes.

Update 2 : Sheikh Assir’s convoy left the ski resort area accompanied by the Lebanese Internal Security forces and has reached the coastal area of Kesrouan according to LBC. He is reportedly heading back to the city of Sidon his home town

  • MekensehParty

    Hilarious the Asir effect
    Coexistence ym ssa
    Welcome to Kfardebian, heartland of Christian fundamentalists

  • MekensehParty

    Hilarious the Asir effect
    Coexistence ym ssa
    Welcome to Kfardebian, heartland of Christian fundamentalists

  • guss043

    he should be able to go whatever he wants ,regardless of his intention or what’s behind it , this could be analyzed politically ,i mean for sure why the needs for a convoy , million of moslem go to Faraya and Arz ,he might be challenging Aoun or teasing him , but he can go ,thats his right it is a free country , christian we dont do mass trips like that but I understand the area mentality very well, in wartime and before they will not sell the land to other than maronite, as other christian also are considered outsider, so Asir shoudlnt be surprised , is like Christians visiting Mekka with Crosses on their neck, this is the heart of Christian area and they live like that. same with USA ,some parts are all redneck and black or hispanic will be in danger if they enter these areas, so we shouldnt make it a big deal,by the end christianity and islam are like water and oil,they coexist but mix by force :)

    • libnan1

      We don’t know the whole story or what did this hump say before this visit. I bet there is more to this story than what we read in this article. This visit had a political agenda, it wasn’t because this guy appropriate nature or likes skiing. He could have skied in Jezzeine which would be much closer to Saida.

  • Guss Gibs

    he should be able to go whatever he wants ,regardless he ‘s intention behind it,why the need for a convoy ,million of moslem go to Faraya and Araz ,he might be challenging Aoun or teasing him , but he can go thats his right it is a free country , christian we dont do mass trips like that but I understand te area well, wartime they will not sell the land to other than maronite, as other chrristian also are considered outsider, so Asir shoudlnt be surprised , is like Christians visiting Mekka with Crosses on their neck, this is the heart of Christian area and they live like that. same with USA ,some parts are all redneck and black or hispanic will be in danger if they enter these areas, so we shouldnt make it a big deal,by the end christianity and islam are like water and oil,the coexist but mix by force :)

    • libnan1

      We don’t know the whole story or what did this hump say before this visit. I bet there is more to this story than what we read in this article. This visit had a political agenda, it wasn’t because this guy appropriate nature or likes skiing. He could have skied in Jezzeine which would be much closer to Saida.

  • Prophettttt

    Yes every Lebanese have the right to travel anywhere in Lebanon.I’m happy that LB agrees.
    ””'”The Lebanese Forces on the other hand issued a statement denouncing the attempt to block Assir’s passage to Kesrouan, arguing that all Lebanese have equal rights to visit all Lebanese regions.”””’ Very nice,and Very interesting ,but why did Geagea and the Lebanese forces blocked Aoun’s convoy when He visited kesrouan few months ago,and prevented him from visiting a local church? Hypocrites . Unless Geagea believes that Aoun is not a Lebanese citizen.
    No one has enough memory to keep all his lies straight.

    • guss043

      abekhlot chaaben bi ramadan, the visit of Aoun to an area where many lebanese forces died because of his harb al mjenin or al tehrir, before he goes there he suppose to apologize to the families there as the area hates him ,this is spontaneous ,

      • Prophettttt

        Guss, If we are going to talk about people who died as a result of this war or that war, 200 thousand Lebanese lost their lives during those stupid wars,and millions of apologies won’t bring any of of these victims back. I’m not a fan of any Lebanese leader who took part of those wars, they are all criminal warlords and should never be in public life. the tragedy is that Lebanese people still warship these criminals.
        My comment above was meant more to highlight the inconsistency and hypocrisy in the position of the LF ,and to address people’s rights to travel anywhere they wish,regardless of what political views they hold. No one has more rights to demand apologies than the other. All Lebanese-so called- leaders owe the Lebanese people,and especially the families of all the victims apologies.
        It is no secret on this blog that I’m not fan of Geagea, but I still treat him with the same standard as I treat the other warlords who are leading the Lebanese people.If people hate Aoun in that area, it should not be an excuse to prevent him from visiting the area or the local church thereafter .It is still his right to do so, regardless. Geagea might be hated in some area,and that should not be an excuse for anyone to prevent him from visiting that area either.
        As of Assir, as bad as I think of these wicked non- civilized criminal minded Salafis, I believe He is entitled to visit peacefully anywhere,but that should not take away my rights to question the wisdom of his visit nor his intentions.

        • libnan1

          Affirmative, the majority of the people in Meerab, Kesserwan in general hate Geagea with a passion and he lives there. This Kasir dude went there thinking it was a soft target as all salafites do, they have no balls. I guess he was surprised, if it wasn’t for Aoun interfering to save face for the Lebanese army he would have been turned back.

  • Prophettttt

    “The Lebanese Forces on the other hand issued a statement denouncing the attempt to block Assir’s passage to Kesrouan, arguing that all Lebanese have equal rights to visit all Lebanese regions.” Very nice,and Very interesting ,but why did Geagea and the Lebanese forces blocked Aoun’s convoy when He visited kesrouan few months ago? Hypocrites . Unless Geagea believes that Aoun is not a Lebanese citizen.

    • Guss Gibs

      abekhlot chaaben bi ramadan, the visit of Aoun to an area where many lebanese forces died because of his harb al mjenin or al tehrir, before he goes there he suppose to apologize to the families there as the area hates him ,this is spontaneous , Also for Asir he’s free to go anywhere ,so is the people are free to block the road and protest him, people are free to object to Salafis visitign peaceful areas , we all know what the salafis are doign to the christian in Syria in the name of the Free Syrian Army, Read al nahar today in regard to the Syrian Christians , 200,000 christian in Aleppo, 100 left now. I would suspect any shiejk slalafis or anythign funded by the hypocrites fanatic in saudi arabia and qatar!!!,

      • Prophettttt

        Guss, If we are going to talk about people who died as a result of this war or that war, 200 thousand Lebanese lost their lives during those stupid wars,and millions of apologies won’t bring any of of these victims back. I’m not a fan of any Lebanese leader who took part of those wars, they are all criminal warlords and should never be in public life. the tragedy is that Lebanese people still warship these criminals.
        My comment above was meant more to highlight the inconsistency and hypocrisy in the position of the LF ,and to address people’s rights to travel anywhere they wish,regardless of what political views they hold. No one has more rights to demand apologies than the other. All Lebanese-so called- leaders owe the Lebanese people,and especially the families of all the victims apologies.
        It is no secret on this blog that I’m not fan of Geagea, but I still treat him with the same standard as I treat the other warlords who are leading the Lebanese people.If people hate Aoun in that area, it should not be an excuse to prevent him from visiting the area or the local church thereafter .It is still his right to do so, regardless. Geagea might be hated in some area,and that should not be an excuse for anyone to prevent him from visiting that area either.
        As of Assir, as bad as I think of these wicked non- civilized criminal minded Salafis, I believe He is entitled to visit peacefully anywhere,but that should not take away my rights to question the wisdom of his visit nor his intentions.

        • libnan1

          Affirmative, the majority of the people in Meerab, Kesserwan in general hate Geagea with a passion and he lives there. This Kasir dude went there thinking it was a soft target as all salafites do, they have no balls. I guess he was surprised, if it wasn’t for Aoun interfering to save face for the Lebanese army he would have been turned back.

  • Constantin7

    What a disgraceful behavior of these people preventing a Lebanese citizen from visiting any place in Lebanon. I wish Ahmad el-Assir took some ski lessons. I do not necessarily support Assir politically, but as a Lebanese citizen he should be able to go wherever he wants and whenever he wants, without persmission, escort or warning from anybody. We are all equal in rights and duties. With the same talken, I do not agree with Assir when he blocks streets and cuts the traffic to make a political statement.
    Neverthless, interesting and amusing snow trip by Assir to Faraya. Why not ? Salafists too want to enjoy the snow and its beauty. They are first and foremost human beings like everybody else. His photo with his bodyguards wearing the raybans is amusing and funny…

    • Prophettttt

      Constantine7, Greetings, I agree He looks cool with his shades and Camel hair Abayeh. We just discovered that some of “our” salafists in Lebanon are fashion oriented,and enjoy high end brands of shades made by “infidels” . Obviously , He has an expensive taste,and He is not shy about overspending when many of his followers are very poor !!!!!!. Such a life style is not holy by any standard,and especially by Muslim Standard.Muslim Clergymen are supposed to lead a humble and modest life style so that they are good example for others to follow.
      From his life style,We assume He’s not eager to blow himself up and go to ‘heaven” any time soon. He already has four young wives who will keep him busy. lol
      Seriously speaking now,When he blocked the main road to the south, He had no problems with people’s rights to travel .When He decided to invade some Saida neighborhood and remove posters,He thought he had the right to do so. Although it is his right to ski and go sight seeing anywhere in the country, His ski trip does not look too innocent. He is an attention seeker and trouble maker.What makes this trip very strange is its timing; On the day prophet Mohammad was born,which is a Muslim holiday, Muslim clergymen usually celebrate this day at mosques engaging in religious teachings and activities ,not sight seeing. Imagine a Bishop organizing a sightseeing trip ,instead of performing religious ceremonies on a christian holiday!!!.

      • 5thDrawer

        Yah … too obvious, that cavalcade to go see some snow. Bussing in his family?
        Love this story too … about the special ‘in-your-face holiday’ time, and a candy&flag invasion… ;-)

        “BEIRUT: A fight that erupted between unidentified men affiliated with the Amal Movement and al-Jamaa al-Islamiya left two injured Wednesday.
        Local television stations reported the incident took place shortly after al-Jamaa al-Islamiya supporters distributed sweets in celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s birthday in the neighborhood of Mar Elias.
        A quarrel broke out when a group of young men who support Amal forcibly removed a flag erected by a member of the Islamist group. Two men from al-Jamaa al-Islamiya were injured and transported to a nearby hospital.”

  • Constantin7

    What a disgraceful behavior of these people preventing a Lebanese citizen from visiting any place in Lebanon. I wish Ahmad el-Assir took some ski lessons. I do not necessarily support Assir politically, but as a Lebanese citizen he should be able to go wherever he wants and whenever he wants, without persmission, escort or warning from anybody. We are all equal in rights and duties. With the same talken, I do not agree with Assir when he blocks streets and cuts the traffic to make a political statement.
    Neverthless, interesting and amusing snow trip by Assir to Faraya. Why not ? Salafists too want to enjoy the snow and its beauty. They are first and foremost human beings like everybody else. His photo with his bodyguards wearing the raybans is amusing and funny…

    • Prophettttt

      Constantine7, I agree He looks cool with his shades and Abayeh. At least we have salafis with high fashion.We assum He’s not eager to blow himself up and go to ‘heaven”. He already has four wives,lol

      • 5thDrawer

        Yah … too obvious, that cavalcade to go see some snow.
        Love this story too … about the special ‘in-your-face holiday’ time, and a candy&flag invasion… ;-)

        “BEIRUT: A fight that erupted between unidentified men affiliated with the Amal Movement and al-Jamaa al-Islamiya left two injured Wednesday.
        Local television stations reported the incident took place shortly after al-Jamaa al-Islamiya supporters distributed sweets in celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s birthday in the neighborhood of Mar Elias.
        A quarrel broke out when a group of young men who support Amal forcibly removed a flag erected by a member of the Islamist group. Two men from al-Jamaa al-Islamiya were injured and transported to a nearby hospital.”

  • libnan1

    I like to see this guy go to Balbaak and perform a prayer in front of the castle!!!! He will get a shaft if he tries to do that.

    • 5thDrawer

      Certainly wouldn’t do it with a HUGE convoy of ‘happy onlookers’ … ;-)

      • Patience2

        Happy witnesses.

    • FreetheME1

      That would be a sight to see, I am sure the good people of Balbaak would welcome him with open guns.

      • guss043

        not sure why u r excited about the people of Baalbek, you can go drink in Sunni area ,try to do that in Baalbeck , I think Asir has more credibility than shiite clergy or other Sheikh , and he’s not the typical fanatic Salafis , dont forget who said in 1985 that Kesrowan and Jobeil are shiite area and he will eventually take them back, just check you tube, dont be fooled by the temporary alliance of the shiite and aoun. In 1860 massacres , the Christians who escaped the Druze slaughter end up in the hand of the Shiite and got slaughtered also in the neighborhood of Jezzine, and women and the girls captured were taken and sold .Dont forget the Moussan Sadr got paid by kaddafi to fight the Christians , don’t forget amal fighting ain el remmaneh , we should forgive but not forget, our stupid system hid the reason of massacres from our history ,but it should have been said as it is when you read the USA civil war atrocities
        ,In 1860 the Turk told the christians during the massacres to come to the fortress of Hasbaya ( mainly all were Greek Orthodox) and hide and they will protect them from the druze, so the Christians handed the arms to the turk and 3000 men ,women ,kids went to the fortress , at night the Turk opened the fortress to the Druze ( Nazira Jumblatt was one of the leaders heading the Druze mobs) and they went inside and they slaughtered the 3000, their screams reached the Syrian borders to many town at night, Later on after the massacres , the Turkish pig and other 5 Turk generals responsible for the massacre was hanged by the turk in Damascus under the pressure of France, Austria and other European countries, what am referring too is from the book
        The Lebanon in turmoil, Syria and the powers in 1860; Book of the marvels of the time concerning the massacres in the Arab country (1920). That’s why we should know the truth and no one can balme people protestign Asir it is in our head and nothign was done in Lebanon to take the fears, all joke , the country is not homogeneous , full of hate , the religion is not to pray for god it is parties to kill in the name of god ,nothing holy or was holy ever !!! same as the beheading in Syria now , forgive not forget

        quoting is from the book

        • Hannibal

          Everything you say is right… It is a shame we hide it from our textbooks so people think that moslems are such sweethearts. The only reason we remained as Christians in the land is because we stood ground.
          Moving forward we have to discuss past, present and future… educate the people to behave secular and pray within the religion they inherit or choose in their own homes.
          Either Lebanon belongs to all Lebanese or let us burn this piece of shit of a country to the ground. Nobody would miss it. It has been a curse since its inception.

    • guss043

      not the shaft, he’ll die there

  • libnan1

    I like to see this guy go to Balbaak and perform a prayer in front of the castle!!!! He will get a shaft if he tries to do that.

    • 5thDrawer

      Certainly wouldn’t do it with a HUGE convoy of ‘happy onlookers’ … ;-)

      • Patience2

        Happy witnesses.

    • FreetheME1

      That would be a sight to see, I am sure the good people of Balbaak would welcome him with open guns.

      • Guss Gibs

        not sure why u r excited about the people of Baalbek, you can go drink in Sunni area ,try to do that in Baalbeck , I think Asir has more credibility than shiite clergy or other Sheikh , and he’s not the typical fanatic Salafis , dont forget who said in 1985 that Kesrowan and Jobeil are shiite area and he will eventually take them back, just check you tube, dont be fooled by the temporary alliance of the shiite and aoun. In 1860 massacres , the Christians who escaped the Druze slaughter end up in the hand of the Shiite and got slaughtered also in the neighborhood of Jezzine, and women and the girls captured were taken and sold .Dont forget the Moussan Sadr got paid by kaddafi to fight the Christians , don’t forget amal fighting ain el remmaneh , we should forgive but not forget, our stupid system hid the reason of massacres from our history ,but it should have been said as it is when you read the USA civil war atrocities
        ,In 1860 the Turk told the christians during the massacres to come to the fortress of Hasbaya ( mainly all were Greek Orthodox) and hide and they will protect them from the druze, so the Christians handed the arms to the turk and 3000 men ,women ,kids went to the fortress , at night the Turk opened the fortress to the Druze ( Nazira Jumblatt was one of the leaders heading the Druze mobs) and they went inside and they slaughtered the 3000, their screams reached the Syrian borders to many town at night, Later on after the massacres , the Turkish pig and other 5 Turk generals responsible for the massacre was hanged by the turk in Damascus under the pressure of France, Austria and other European countries, what am referring too is from the book
        The Lebanon in turmoil, Syria and the powers in 1860; Book of the marvels of the time concerning the massacres in the Arab country (1920). That’s why we should know the truth and no one can balme people protestign Asir it is in our head and nothign was done in Lebanon to take the fears, all joke , the country is not homogeneous , full of hate , the religion is not to pray for god it is parties to kill in the name of god ,nothing holy or was holy ever !!! same as the beheading in Syria now , forgive not forget

        quoting is from the book

        • Hannibal

          Everything you say is right… It is a shame we hide it from our textbooks so people think that moslems are such sweethearts. The only reason we remained as Christians in the land is because we stood ground.
          Moving forward we have to discuss past, present and future… educate the people to behave secular and pray within the religion they inherit or choose in their own homes.
          Either Lebanon belongs to all Lebanese or let us burn this piece of shit of a country to the ground. Nobody would miss it. It has been a curse since its inception.

    • Guss Gibs

      not the shaft, he’ll die there

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  • FreetheME1

    Why do people even take this clown seriously, He will become another statistic.

  • FreetheME1

    Why do people even take this clown seriously, He will become another statistic.

  • Prophettttt

    5th, Not So much difference between stupidity and evil,if one is to make a judgment based on results of both.I’m afraid we have no shortage of either ,and the future looks grim especially when you realize that neither stupidity nor evil fades with age. Whether it’s the sky trip,or those who were offended by it, or the sweet celebration angels,or those who didn’t get enough sweets, They are all equally Stupid or evil since the result is the same.

    • 5thDrawer

      Again, Prophet, the education – biased or lacking or none … and mostly it seems, ‘the young men’.
      Cycles repeating …..

  • Prophettttt

    5th, Not So much difference between stupidity and evil,if one has to make a judgment based on results of both.I’m afraid we have no shortage of either ,and the future looks grim especially when you realize that neither stupidity nor evil fades with age. Whether it’s the sky trip,or those who were offended by it, or the sweet celebration angels,or those who didn’t get enough sweets, They are all equally Stupid or evil since the result is the same.

    • 5thDrawer

      Again, Prophet, the education – biased or lacking or none … and mostly it seems, ‘the young men’.
      Cycles repeating …..

  • guss043

    Hopefully Asir show a civilized face different than the Syrian Salafis killing christians,What good about Asir is his courage and at least he got out and went to play in the snow it means he have a good side that love the nature,the people in the area have full right to protest but civilized way and let him go , we have to give Asir benefit of the doubt , i think he speaks in intelligent way and he’s not a hypocrite as others and he’s not hiding, AS Christian we have to be open and accept and dont rush to judgement as not all people are the same , the Salafis sent to Syria by the saudis are coming from the dark ages and this is not Asir case, I know many Christian that find Sympat, intelligent and have no fanaticism in his talk , personally i like him more than the Mufti, Mufti is a politician and not a truthful person

  • Guss Gibs

    Hopefully Asir show a civilized face different than the Syrian Salafis killing christians,What good about Asir is his courage and at least he got out and went to play in the snow it means he have a good side that love the nature,the people in the area have full right to protest but civilized way and let him go , we have to give Asir benefit of the doubt , i think he speaks in intelligent way and he’s not a hypocrite as others and he’s not hiding, AS Christian we have to be open and accept and dont rush to judgement as not all people are the same , the Salafis sent to Syria by the saudis are coming from the dark ages and this is not Asir case, I know many Christian that find Sympat, intelligent and have no fanaticism in his talk , personally i like him more than the Mufti, Mufti is a politician and not a truthful person

  • Hannibal

    I do not see where the problem is… Look at the attached picture… If that is the case let them rule… LOL yeah right :)

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes indeed … sun on the slopes … ;-)

  • Hannibal

    I do not see where the problem is… Look at the attached picture… If that is the case let them rule… LOL yeah right :)

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes indeed … sun on the slopes … ;-)