Hezbollah elements tell a journalist: “we are the state”

maha al RifaiA day after Hezbollah detained Journalist Hussein Shamas it assaulted at one of its a checkpoints near Galerie Samaan, a mostly Christian area bordering the Hezbollah stronghold of Dhahieh , Al Anwar newspaper journalist Maha al Rifai , who was beaten , cursed and insulted by the Hezbollah elements that were manning the  checkpoint .

This is all under the pretext of special security measures, that the Iranian backed militant group has been conducting in several parts of Lebanon.

Rifai , who was outraged later told her story to the Future TV. They reportedly demanded her car registration and drivers license but refused to give them back to her. When she asked about the reasons behind holding her documents and asked to contact a Lebanese Internal Security Officer she was told :” We are the state …get into your car you animal” and started cursing her .

When she insisted that a Lebanese internal police officer should attend to the matter one of the Hezbollah elements tried to hit her with an electric cane .

Minutes later a member of the Lebanese Internal security ( intelligence branch) arrived and when she threatened to report this to the media the intelligence officer gave her the car documents.

One of the Hezbollah elements then told her : “Don’t you ever think you can come back to the Dhahieh area” and continued to curse her.

She told Future TV that she wanted to file a complaint against Hezbollah but found out later that she can only file in “Haret Hraik area of the Hezbollah Republic which is off limits to me ” .

Rifai concluded that Hezbollah is undermining Lebanon’s sovereignty and security, restricting freedom of speech and freedom of movement all under the pretext of special security measure following the bomb attacks in its Dhahieh stronghold

  • Leborigine

    They will eventually crumble, with this attitude, maybe sooner than later. Might as well divide the country up since some area’s are off limits.

  • Leborigine

    They will eventually crumble, with this attitude, maybe sooner than later. Might as well divide the country up since some area’s are off limits.

  • cook

    Who wants to go to a Hezbushaitan area anyway, the place is in foreclosure

  • cook2half

    Who wants to go to a Hezbushaitan area anyway, the place is in foreclosure

  • Camp

    Lebanon,a failed state

    • jaballubnan

      CORRECTION! no it is a myth STATE

      • Hannibal

        A myth is a dangerous thing… It stays in the dreams of kids, the hearts of men and the memories of elders…

        … and we remain …

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn_lWewAWF8

        • 5thDrawer

          Yes .. nice Ad. Salutes are made to the uniform, and the country it represents.
          In Lebanon I think most understand that, and have respect for those who serve – especially when they know where any lack of respect comes from.

  • Camp

    Lebanon,a failed state

    • jaballubnan

      CORRECTION! no it is a myth STATE

      • Hannibal

        A myth is a dangerous thing… It stays in the dreams of kids, the hearts of men and the memories of elders…

        … and we remain …

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn_lWewAWF8

        • 5thDrawer

          Yes .. nice Ad. Salutes are made to the uniform, and the country it represents.
          In Lebanon I think most understand that, and have respect for those who serve – especially when they know where any lack of respect comes from.

  • Guest

    All these will play very bad joke with HA ..very soon!It’s a shame how they bully the lebanese people as they wish.Shame,disgrace….lets hope soon they will be history,but they won’t enter the history.

  • Guest

    All these will play very bad joke with HA ..very soon!It’s a shame how they bully the lebanese people as they wish.Shame,disgrace….lets hope soon they will be history,but they won’t enter the history.

  • nagy_michael2

    Next time someone out to drive a loaded nail laden bomb in a car and just tell them this. Don’t you ever setup a roadblock in Dahia again.. I wander if hezbollah will find it funny then? Tell that to Aoun he will justify their actions of course..

    • libnan1

      Aoun is the ultimate dictator, just remember that. It will be a great day when Aoun puts a handful of nails up you and puncture your enlarged prostate so you can pee freely instead of spitting it out of your mouth. I guess you’re mad because this chick looks Columbian, she’s a little hotty I give you that…..

      • master09

        You poor man the ultimate brainwash you are getting. The only time you reply to someone is when his poor thieving name is mentioned. If only you knew what this man and others did to to Lebanese in the 70s , 80s. But like other Lebanese when your brainwashed what can I say.

        • Hannibal

          It is the orange juice they drink… Tainted with spirits… 😉

          • 5thDrawer

            Not good scotch, for sure … :-))

          • libnan1

            You need to drink some of our juice, it will help you distinguish between right and wrong. Also it might add an inch or two …

          • Hannibal

            Your mother couldn’t handle what I already have… Adding another inch or two will definitely make her hurt rather than moan… So thank you but no thanks.

          • libnan1

            That comment did hit a nerve Haninoballs did’t??? My mother will grab your maroon hair and rub you nose in the dirt, cut your ball and all 4 inches hanging of it punk, . After all she’s from the Bekaa region.I guess you have a self confidence problem since you couldn’t get you wife pregnant ….

          • Hannibal

            Your mother got pregnant my son… But I had to abandon you for you shamed me for following this shorty square head orange sponge bob wannabe president who will sell everything to get to the presidency including his country by shaking hands with the criminal Bashar and not unlike you bending over for his short dick.
            Bekaa? eh shi bekharre…

          • Hannibal

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drEKDDyM3zo

            Tawiil habiil yousaafi7 qasiir saghiir

          • libnan1

            Strong men make war and peace.

        • libnan1

          hey hamster09, what do you think I should comment on? the Syrian bull s**, well I care less about all what is going on over there.
          Please educate me about what the LA did during the 70s and 80s. All what I know is they tried to defend innocent people and they did to the extend they were allowed to. They tried to restrain the criminal militias from killings based on religion and destroying the country. They protected peoples property where they were present, and , and….. You tell me what wrong did they do !!!! Did the LA kill anyone based on their religion? The answer is NO.

          • master09

            No comment about how your orange man and the others and I am not just talking about your knee buddy I am talking about every single politician in Lebanon and what they did to the people from stealing to killing. You worship this thief and the rest are in the same boat. So I am saying ALL are the same. Anyway someone with no life must do something. Lol

          • Hannibal

            Well said! Like you I am a follower of Lebanon not of individuals like that orange stooge.

          • Hannibal

            Orangina does not represent the army… He represents only himself after fleeing and leaving those poor soldiers getting massacred.

          • libnan1

            The LA was under his command in the 70’s and 80’s. Ask master09 he knows.

          • master09

            That’s why he ran like a little BOY it was not under his command he was playing in the sand.

          • Hannibal

            and he ran ALONE!
            eben sheeri3 have you heard him talk?

      • Tk

        what do you ya libnan1. Aoun is not just stupid and ignorant. He is endangering his christian followers.

        • libnan1

          Tk, how can Aoun be endangering his Christian followers (90% of Christians)? He is working hard to reinstate Christians rights in Lebanon after the Taif debacle. If that is what you call stupid and ignorant then you don’t belong to Christian community.

          • master09

            90% wow how and where did you pull that from the orange mans ass.

          • libnan1

            The 90% came from surveyed Lebanese people.

          • Tk

            Are you telling me yaliban that 90 % of christian agree with aoun dum politics !!. Ple ase enough insulting our intelligence. Anyone , with any reason, blame march 14 for expanding the network of hizbullah in zahle ?
            What more convincing statements after statements that comes out of his mouth with not a point of contradiction of a lunatic person like him? Can you please explain to me or any reader ?

          • Hannibal

            Hmmmmm…. Let us vote right here right now! ana maarouni wu bsallib bell khamse and I say fuck Aoun! Who’s with me?

          • Tk

            I am with you 100% hannibal

          • master09

            What 100 of them at the Orange festival come on get a life you only have to look at this site 9 out of ten are telling you that your nuts to follow a MAN in orange and that he is a nut case. read its in front of you…Are you getting a free ticket to vote for him and a couple thousand dollars.
            My cousin asked if I wanted a free ticket that the Orange monkey would pay for it if you vote for him…I would not vote for him or anyone else the thieves…..who killed a national hero , Lebanon….get a life……

          • Hannibal

            That is not smart master… Get the ticket and don’t vote for him… He He

  • nagy_michael2

    Next time someone out to drive a loaded nail laden bomb in a car and just tell them this. Don’t you ever setup a roadblock in Dahia again.. I wander if hezbollah will find it funny then? Tell that to Aoun he will justify their actions of course..

    • libnan1

      Aoun is the ultimate dictator, just remember that. It will be a great day when Aoun puts a handful of nails up you and puncture your enlarged prostate so you can pee freely instead of spitting it out of your mouth. I guess you’re mad because this chick looks Columbian, she’s a little hotty I give you that…..

      • master09

        You poor man the ultimate brainwash you are getting. The only time you reply to someone is when his poor thieving name is mentioned. If only you knew what this man and others did to to Lebanese in the 70s , 80s. But like other Lebanese when your brainwashed what can I say.

        • Hannibal

          It is the orange juice they drink… Tainted with spirits… 😉

          • 5thDrawer

            Not good scotch, for sure … :-))

          • libnan1

            You need to drink some of our juice, it will help you distinguish between right and wrong. Also it might add an inch or two …

          • Hannibal

            Your mother couldn’t handle what I already have… Adding another inch or two will definitely make her hurt rather than moan… So thank you but no thanks.

          • libnan1

            That comment did hit a nerve Haninoballs did’t??? My mother will grab your maroon hair and rub you nose in the dirt, cut your ball and all 4 inches hanging of it punk, . After all she’s from the Bekaa region.I guess you have a self confidence problem since you couldn’t get you wife pregnant ….

          • Hannibal

            Your mother got pregnant my son… But I had to abandon you for you shamed me for following this shorty square head orange sponge bob wannabe president who will sell everything to get to the presidency including his country by shaking hands with the criminal Bashar and not unlike you bending over for his short dick.
            Bekaa? eh shi bekharre…

          • Hannibal

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drEKDDyM3zo

            Tawiil habiil yousaafi7 qasiir saghiir

          • libnan1

            Strong men make war and peace.

        • libnan1

          hey hamster09, what do you think I should comment on? the Syrian bull s**, well I care less about all what is going on over there.
          Please educate me about what the LA did during the 70s and 80s. All what I know is they tried to defend innocent people and they did to the extend they were allowed to. They tried to restrain the criminal militias from killings based on religion and destroying the country. They protected peoples property where they were present, and , and….. You tell me what wrong did they do !!!! Did the LA kill anyone based on their religion? The answer is NO.

          • master09

            No comment about how your orange man and the others and I am not just talking about your knee buddy I am talking about every single politician in Lebanon and what they did to the people from stealing to killing. You worship this thief and the rest are in the same boat. So I am saying ALL are the same. Anyway someone with no life must do something. Lol

          • Hannibal

            Well said! Like you I am a follower of Lebanon not of individuals like that orange stooge.

          • Hannibal

            Orangina does not represent the army… He represents only himself after fleeing and leaving those poor soldiers getting massacred.

          • libnan1

            The LA was under his command in the 70’s and 80’s. Ask master09 he knows.

          • master09

            That’s why he ran like a little BOY it was not under his command he was playing in the sand.

          • Hannibal

            and he ran ALONE!
            eben sheeri3 have you heard him talk?

      • Tk

        what do you ya libnan1. Aoun is not just stupid and ignorant. He is endangering his christian followers.

        • libnan1

          Tk, how can Aoun be endangering his Christian followers (90% of Christians)? He is working hard to reinstate Christians rights in Lebanon after the Taif debacle. If that is what you call stupid and ignorant then you don’t belong to Christian community.

          • master09

            90% wow how and where did you pull that from the orange mans ass.

          • libnan1

            The 90% came from surveyed Lebanese people.

          • Tk

            Are you telling me yaliban that 90 % of christian agree with aoun dum politics !!. Ple ase enough insulting our intelligence. Anyone , with any reason, blame march 14 for expanding the network of hizbullah in zahle ?
            What more convincing statements after statements that comes out of his mouth with not a point of contradiction of a lunatic person like him? Can you please explain to me or any reader ?

          • Hannibal

            Hmmmmm…. Let us vote right here right now! ana maarouni wu bsallib bell khamse and I say fuck Aoun! Who’s with me?

          • Tk

            I am with you 100% hannibal

          • master09

            What 100 of them at the Orange festival come on get a life you only have to look at this site 9 out of ten are telling you that your nuts to follow a MAN in orange and that he is a nut case. read its in front of you…Are you getting a free ticket to vote for him and a couple thousand dollars.
            My cousin asked if I wanted a free ticket that the Orange monkey would pay for it if you vote for him…I would not vote for him or anyone else the thieves…..who killed a national hero , Lebanon….get a life……

          • Hannibal

            That is not smart master… Get the ticket and don’t vote for him… He He

  • Andre

    One would be foolish to take a pen to a gun fight! A bully wouldn’t stop unless the bully gets punched in the face. People in Lebanon are kidding them selves, thinking these bullies will hand over their weapons with “dialogue”!

  • Andre

    One would be foolish to take a pen to a gun fight! A bully wouldn’t stop unless the bully gets punched in the face. People in Lebanon are kidding them selves, thinking these bullies will hand over their weapons with “dialogue”!

  • Fauzia45

    This is indeed outrageous!!!!!

    • 5thDrawer

      Aside from the claim of ‘owning’ the country, the total lack of any respect for a woman, in either what they said or what they did to her – and to her profession on top of it – shows vividly just how those people are, and how they have been bent to what they may perceive as a ‘holy task’ which is totally convoluted. There is no excuse.

  • Fauzia45

    This is indeed outrageous!!!!!

    • 5thDrawer

      Aside from the claim of ‘owning’ the country, the total lack of any respect for a woman, in either what they said or what they did to her – and to her profession on top of it – shows vividly just how those people are, and how they have been bent to what they may perceive as a ‘holy task’ which is totally convoluted. There is no excuse.

  • 5thDrawer

    King Nastyrallah will be upset that a policeman interfered with his minions …. I mean thugs.
    I suppose they had lessons from the Shabiha while vacationing in Syria.

  • 5thDrawer

    King Nastyrallah will be upset that a policeman interfered with his minions ….

  • keenobserver

    Lebanon will never be a coherent state. Even it’s political, constitutional and demographic distributions are based on division and prejudice. Well done to the young journalist and shame on the A**hole who abused her